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Yolanda Kondonassis

color photo o Yolanda Kondonassis surounded by harps
Laura Watilo Blake / yolandaharp.com

If you think playing the harp is something only angels do, then you’ve never met Yolanda Kondonassis. She's in part the reason why the new harp concerto that Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon wrote for Kondonassis is anything but angel food.

Yolanda Kondonassis her harp
Mark Battrell

This weekend's concerts by the Columbus Symphony feature Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and the Harp Concerto by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis joins the CSO for these concerts, conducted by Andres Franco. Also on the program: Astor Piazzola's Milonga del Angel and the Danses sacree et profane by Debussy.

Harp and Guitar “Together” on the Next Fretworks

Mar 12, 2015
Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux with instraments
Laura Watilo Blake / Yolanda Kondonassis, JasonVieaux

Music for harp and guitar from the new CD “Together” featuring Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux will be on the next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday at 7 on Classical 101. When Jason Vieaux was with us last month, he talked enthusiastically about his collaboration with the famed harpist, and now this disc is out.