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Annual Harps for the Holidays Concert

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bay Area Holiday Harp Concert Ensemble
Come and enjoy an afternoon of festive holiday harp music at our eighteenth annual concert! The program will include a festive selection of music, including traditional carols and popular holiday music. We will feature harp solos and our enormously popular studio ensemble of more than twenty harps. We are delighted that our guest artist this year will be the versatile and engaging jazz harpist, composer and improviser, Motoshi Kosako, whose entertaining repertoire includes well-know jazz standards, as well as original compositions.

Harpist Motoshi Kosako

Motoshi began his musical career as a guitarist in his native Japan, where he was hailed as “one of the most remarkable young jazz musicians” (Swing Journal). In 1997, Motoshi moved to the United States and, soon after, took up a new instrument — the harp. Primarily self-taught, by 2005 he was principal harpist with the Stockton Symphony Orchestra, where he also performed as a featured soloist. In 2007 he was awarded second place in the Lyon & Healy International Jazz and Pop Harp Competition and received the “Best of Sacramento” award from Sacramento Magazine as “Best Jazz Hound in Tie and Tail.” Motoshi’s tours and workshops in Japan have led to him being considered the country’s most influential jazz harpist.

You can learn more about Motoshi and his music on his website, www.harpmusician.com. We look forward to welcoming him to this year’s concert.
Bay Area Holiday Harp Concert Ensemble

The concert will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, California.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for children (4-12) and $12 for seniors (60+). For more information and to buy tickets, please contact Stephanie at (408) 366-8810 or email

Proceeds go to Harpeggio Music to help support studio activities, including this concert.

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