“Stoki” Makes Debut

0

When The Philadelphia Orchestra decided it was time for a new harp, Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen teamed up with Lyon & Healy to create a new, one-of-a kind Salzedo model instrument with a matte ebony finish, palladium leaf, and nickel plate mechanism. Affectionately named “Stoki” after Leopold Stokowski, who famously conducted the orchestra from 1912–1941, the harp “reflects the similar legacy” of recently appointed Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, says Hainen.

The new instrument made its debut with the orchestra’s 2015-2016 opening season concert, which included “Clair de lune,” from Suite bergamasque, by Debussy/Stokowski, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by Dukas, and excerpts from The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky.

Share.

About Author

The Harp Column Staff has been bringing you great editorial content, interviews, features, and reviews since 1993!

Leave A Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.