THE HARP. For over 4000 years, it's brought the human family a little bit of heaven on earth.
From its beginnings in Mesopotamia, it spread across the ancient world to Asia, Egypt, Greece, and Africa. In Medieval times, it was used for sacred and secular music, and to comfort the dying. As the instrument of the bards and troubadours, it played a key role in the evolution of folk music.
In the 19th century, the pedal harp matured into a concert instrument and took its place in the orchestra. And in the 20th century it went electric — even laser. Whether wirestrung, cross-strung, single, double, or triple strung, pedal or electric, folk or classical — there are harps for every purpose.
A winter celebration of the harp, with music by AINE MINOGUE, GEORGIA KELLY, JOEL ANDREWS, ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, THERESE SCHROEDER-SHEKER and more.