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WEEKENDER / Entertainment

March 15, 2013

Harp Duo to play at St. Peter’s

 St. Peter’s Fine Arts Concert Series’ “Great Music Without Barriers” presents the Salzedo Harp Duo, consisting of Nancy Lendrim of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Jody Guinn of the Cleveland Orchestra, April 7 at 2 p.m.

The harp duo will perform transcriptions of well-known pieces as well as original compositions for duo harp. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a free “meet the artists” punch and cookie reception. The Duo’s CDs will be on sale at the concert.

The performance is sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Committee of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Guinn has been the principal harpist for the Akron Symphony Orchestra since 1984. She played for the Cleveland Ballet and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra for 17 years. She has served as a regular substitute or extra harpist with the Cleveland Orchestra since 1986, touring Europe several times. With the Cleveland Orchestra, she has recorded numerous works, including two Wagner operas, on the Decca label. She is serving as second harp in the orchestra. In recent seasons, Jody has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, touring California and Japan.

Lendrim is principal harpist of the Toledo Symphony, where she holds the Lois Nitschke Chair for Harp. She received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition,Lendrim spent 12 summers studying with Chalifoux at The Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine. She has performed with the the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, North Carolina Opera and the the Atlanta Symphony. She is on the faculty at the University of Toledo, Heidelberg College, the Saratoga Harp Colony and the Toledo School for the Arts.

Tax-deductible donations may be made to the series by writing a check payable to: St. Peter’s Fine Arts Concert Seriesand mailed to the church at PO Box 357, Ashtabula 44005-0357, or you can donate directly by placing your contribution in the donation bowl in the back of the church.

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