Festival Brings Harpists to ORU

The 2009 Midwest Harp Festival week of concerts took place July 20-25. The festival featured more than 40 students and harpists from around the Midwest and South in sessions and concerts including ensemble music, chamber music with solo performance opportunities, a master class, private coaching, harp maintenance and 3-day progressive workshops taught by outstanding clinicians. Of the five concerts during the week, two were held in ORU's Timko-Barton building. The festival is put on by the Midwest Harp Academy founded and directed by Lorelei Barton, ORU music department faculty member.