Harpist Kim Robertson performing in Cranford July 20

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will sponsor a performance by renowned harpist Kim Robertson on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, located at 220 Walnut Avenue.

Robertson is an acclaimed performer, arranger, and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences.

As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument.

Born in Wisconsin, she is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. In the mid-70’s, Robertson’s discovery of the Celtic harp grew into a profound love for the instrument, setting her upon the path of exploration for which she is now widely known.

Robertson has traveled with her harp from concert halls to folk clubs, from cruise ships to remote mountaintops; she has performed concerts by candlelight, delivered singing telegrams, and played herself on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210.

She regularly tours the USA, Canada, and Europe, and is recognized as one of the most popular folk harpists performing today.

Her work encompasses numerous recording projects—she has released more than a dozen CDs—published harp arrangements, and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats.

Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.

To see other upcoming programs at the Cranford Public Library, visit cranfordlibrary.org.?

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