February 13, 1998 in Features, Seven

Harp Virtuoso Sets Romantic Mood

Travis Rivers

The romantic touch of the harp, the love story of Romeo and Juliet combines with the romanticism of Brahms in tonight’s concert by the Spokane Symphony. Seattle-born harp virtuoso Heidi Lehwalder returns to perform Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto after a 13-year absence from the Spokane Opera House stage.

The concert will be repeated Saturday at Schuler Auditorium at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

Lehwalder began studying the harp when she was 6, and at 9 made her debut with the Seattle Symphony. She has soloed with the Spokane Symphony several times, last appearing here in the 1984-85 season.

Conductor Fabio Mechetti has chosen Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony as the other major work on the program together with the “Love Music” from Hector Berlioz’ symphony “Romeo et Juliette.”

The concert tonight begins at 8 and it will be repeated Saturday at 8 in Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are $13.50 to $28.50 for the Spokane concert, available at the Symphony box office, 624-1200, and at G&B; outlets, 325-SEAT. Tickets for the Coeur d’Alene concert are $15.50 and $17.50, available at the Symphony box office and by calling (800) 4-CDATIX.

, DataTimes

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