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Grammy nominated harpist performs in Turlock March 1

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Grammy nominated harpist performs in Turlock March 1

Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant

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POSTED February 24, 2012 8:33 p.m.

TURLOCK — Grammy nominated harpist Deborah Henson-Conant, creator of the electric harness-harp and the re-invention of this venerable instrument, will share her genre-defying program to the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Single tickets for this event are $25 and $15 for students.  For tickets or further information, please visit www.turlockconcert.org or by telephone call Linda Posegate at 209-668-1456 or Sue Bonander at 209-668-3627.

Deborah Henson-Conant has no problem defying definition — NPR’s Scott Simon called her “the talented love-child of André Previn and Lucille Ball” – blurring the line between music and theatre.  Every concert is a kaleidoscope of blues, Latin, flamenco, jazz and Celtic music.  A virtuosic musician, her performance history is replete with feature performances for orchestras and festivals worldwide, including a national tour with the Boston Pops in a premiere of her own composition.   Ever the actress, Henson-Conant is also a consummate storyteller and comedian. 

Sharing the spotlight in her solo performances is her custom designed electric harness-harp, otherwise known as the “hip-harp.”  Henson-Conant has been featured on the PBS special “Harpestry,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” NBC’s “The Today Show,” as well as the Food Network and NPR.  Her DVD/CD project “Invention and Alchemy is Grammy nominated and has aired nationwide on PBS. 

The Turlock Community Concert Association has been presenting nationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1940.  The all-volunteer non-profit board is committed to enriching the cultural life of the community through live performances.

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