Harpist will perform al fresco

Kathryn Sloat (Photo provided)

SARANAC — Classical harpist Kathryn Sloat will perform her signature solo program “Moon and Stars” on Saturday, June 19 at Weatherwatch Farm, 550 Number 37 Road, Saranac.

The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is presented by Hill and Hollow Music.

Sloat created her program around a nocturnal theme of moon and stars — hence the evening start time. Seating will be provided under a canopy, but audience may bring their own chairs and spill out onto the lawn. The one-hour solo concert, performed without intermission, will finish just as night begins to fall. At the conclusion of the concert, dessert and coffee will be served.

Among the mix of classical, contemporary and popular works to be performed are Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune,” Benjamin Britten’s “Nocturne,” Carlos Salzedo’s “Chanson dans la Nuit,” Henry Mancini’s “Moon River,” Ruby Aspinall’s “Night Dances,” Jin Hee Han’s “Morning Star,” J.E. Salazar’s “I See Stars in Your Eyes” and Harvey Schmidt’s “Moonlight #2” from “The Fantasticks.”

The suggested donation is $20 per person at the gate. Reservations are requested to Angela Brown, either by email (ambrown.hillholl@gmail.com) or phone (518-293-7613). For more information, please visit www.hillandhollowmusic.org.

This event will follow safety guidelines and the honor system: Masks should be worn if you are not fully vaccinated. A sign-in sheet will be kept at the door in case of possible need for contact tracing.

Born and raised in the North Country, Sloat holds degrees in harp performance from the Crane School of Music, Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music. She currently lives in Manhattan and, while maintaining a rigorous schedule of performance and travel, manages to fit in some free time to knit, read and hike the Adirondacks.

She is known for her work in opera, Broadway, orchestra and contemporary chamber music in New York City and throughout the United States. She is a member of the harp duo Lilac 94, with whom she performed at Hill and Hollow Music four years ago. She is also a harp teacher.

This project received New York state Decentralization Program arts grant funding.


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