ACTU concert to feature harpist and flutist | Events
THOMAS COUNTY, GA - News release from Thomas University
Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present harpist Mary Brigid Roman with flutist Karl Barton at noon on Friday, May 18, in the chapel of the Thomasville First United Methodist Church at 425 N. Broad St.
This delightful program will feature well-known treasures and rare gems from the repertoire for solo harp, and harp and flute, and include works by Corelli, Debussy, Lutoslawski and Nielsen.
Ms. Roman is Associate Professor of Harp in the College of Music at Florida State University, and received the B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Eastman School of Music.
During that time, she performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras in New York State, under such conductors as Dorati, Gould, Kachaturian, Shaw, and Stravinsky.
Currently she holds the positions of principal harpist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Roman appeared frequently as a soloist with a special interest in chamber music for flute and harp.
“I was thrilled when she asked me to join her on this program, as flute and harp create one of the best duo combinations for chamber music, and the chapel has excellent acoustics for this pairing,” said Dr. Karl Barton, series coordinator.
“These Friday programs are my very favorite, and I don’t often get to participate in them, so this will be a real treat.”
An active member of the American Harp Society, Ms. Roman has served on the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society and has written articles for the American Harp Journal and The Instrumentalist.
She has edited and published works of harpist/composer Alfred Holy and recorded them on compact disc.
“This program will also conclude our season, and I can’t think of a better way to do it,” Barton said.
The concert is free and open to the public. A complimentary luncheon will follow the performance.
For additional information, visit www.thomasu.edu/actu or call (229) 227-6964.