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Benefit Concert featuring Fiona Graham on Harp
Posted 04/11/2013 10:04AM

fiona with the pedal harpHarpist Fiona Graham '13 of Wilton headlines a concert to benefit the David Anderson Music Fund on Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm at High Mowing School on Abbot Hill Road.  The program also includes chamber music performances by musicians including Fiona, Aurora Pearson and Cam Twarog on violin, Joe McConaughy on viola, Andrew Koutroubas on cello, and pianist Mark Ferguson (HM Chamber Music teacher and Sinfonietta Director). Donations to the music fund will be accepted at the door.

This inspired program features Fiona, a High Mowing School senior, performing three pieces on pedal harp, as well as a variety of chamber music performances. Fiona's featured pieces include Nocturne in E-flat by Glinka, Arabesque no. 1 by Debussy, and Pavane, op.50 by Fauré. Chamber music pieces by Beethoven, Fauré, and Shostakovic will also be performed.

Fiona was born in Wilton and began playing lever harp at age five, studying with internationally known touring harpers Michael Rooney and Grainne Hambly.  She has travelled several times to Ireland to study and participate in music festivals there.  At the age of eight, Fiona began violin lessons with Candace Wharton of Francestown.  Two years ago, with the assistance of High Mowing’s David Anderson Music Fund, she began lessons on the pedal harp, and studies with Kathleen Lyons in Bow, NH.  Fiona has played with the Sinfonietta, the Keene Chamber Orchestra, and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. She has also attended the New Hampshire All-state Music Festival for the past three years.  Fiona is planning to continue her harp and violin studies next year as a liberal arts major at Colorado College.

The High Mowing School Music Fund was established in memory of David Anderson, a member of High Mowing’s class of '96. David was a lover of music, a gifted cellist and remarkable member of the High Mowing community.  The fund provides scholarships and supports music events in the local community.

 

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