The fifteenth annual Harp Ensemble Concert, directed by William Lovelace, will feature unique and beautiful music by harpists from East Tennessee, some of whom are among the nation’s top artists.
The performance will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Main Gallery.
Lovelace has been associated with the Maryville City Schools as the district’s harp instructor since 1996. In the past, most of the harp students at the library were Maryville City Schools students. However, this ensemble now also includes Lovelace’s students from Knox Music Studios, in Knoxville, and from his other teaching locations as well.
William Lovelace served for two six-year terms on the board of the American Harp Society, serving as National President for four of those 12 years. He moved to East Tennessee in 1989, where he began teaching and performing locally. Many of his students have gone on to perform with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra in Kingsport, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and more.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call (865) 982-0981 or visit the library website.