PERRYSBURG — St. Tim’s Discovers’ next concert features the Salzedo Harp Duo, comprised of Nancy Lendrim of Toledo and Jody Guinn of Cleveland.
The concert will be held Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 E. Boundary St. The concert is open to the public, with no admission; donations are welcome.
Both of these world-class musicians share a similar background, having studied with the late Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Formed in 2000, the Salzedo Duo was awarded a prestigious Mellon Foundation grant to research, perform and advocate for duo harp music.
Having performed internationally at the World Harp Congress in Geneva Switzerland, the duo also has recorded on the Azica label, releasing three discs. Their rendition of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune” was featured in the score of the daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” where it was heard by over 6 million viewers.
Lendrim holds the Lois Nitschke Chair as principal harpist of the Toledo Symphony. She is on the faculty of the Toledo School for the Arts and has a private studio. During the summer, she hosts a harp camp in Northwest Ohio.
Guinn has held several orchestral appointments, including second harp for the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. She recently retired after 38 years as the principal harpist for the Akron Symphony. Guinn serves on the faculties of Baldwin Wallace and Case Western Universities and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The Discovers concert will feature favorites from the classical repertoire, Broadway and folk melodies, spanning several centuries of harp music. Selections will include Bach Preludes, waltzes by Strauss, the aforementioned Clair de Lune by Debussy and two Gershwin songs, “The Man I Love” and “Embracable You.” The artists will have recordings available for purchase.
For more information call 419-874-5704 or visit http://saint-timothy.net/.