Lovelace Harp Ensemble to Perform Valentine’s Concert at Blount County Public Library

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The 14th annual Lovelace Harp Ensemble Concert performs with multiple harps and harpists 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Reading Rotunda at the Blount County Public Library.

The almost-ethereal music wafting through the main gallery of the library provides a lovely harmony to enchant an audience.

Repertoire for the concert will include world famous harp pieces written by the finest harpist/performers of the last few centuries: Naderman, Hasselmans, Renie, and Grandjany to name a few.

William Lovelace served for two six-year terms on the board of the American Harp Society, serving as National President for four of those 12 years. He moved to East Tennessee in 1989, where he began teaching and performing locally. Many of his students have gone on to perform with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra in Kingsport, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and more. In addition to students from the Maryville area, this ensemble also includes William Lovelace’s students from Knox Music Studios, in Knoxville. Lovelace is past president of the American Harp Society.

Lovelace has published more than 12 harp solos and arrangements. He frequently performs at local and regional events.

Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you.

For more information, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit www.blountlibrary.org.