Sun, Nov 19|
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Recital by Better Than One
Duo harpists Jaymee Haefner and Emily Mitchell, aka Better Than One, are bringing new works written and arranged for two harps to enchant the audiences of Texas and beyond. Recital will be co-presented by Mu Phi Epsilon.
Time & Location
Nov 19, 2017, 3:00 PM
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
About the event
Duo harpists Jaymee Haefner and Emily Mitchell of Better Than One are bringing new works written and arranged for two harps to enchant the audiences of Texas and beyond. Most recently they have performed for Chamber Music International (Dallas), the American Harp Society’s National Conference (New Orleans), Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts & Community Enrichment (Houston), St. John’s Lutheran Church First Friday Concert Series (San Antonio), and Astraios Chamber Music Series (Frisco, TX).
Better Than One recorded Gary Schocker’s Better Than One and Snow in New York City for the Albany Records CD, “Changes”. Released in 2016, Dennis Ferrara wrote: “This album is highly recommended for pure pleasure in listening.” Amazon.com--reviews
Dr. Jaymee Haefner is Assistant Professor of Harp and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Texas. She is active on the Boards of the American Harp Society and the World Harp Congress. She received the Lauréate prize at the Madame Dulova International Harp Competition. Daniel Buckley describes her performances as possessing “an air of dreamy lyricism …”
Emily Mitchell is Artist in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her 30-year career in New York City includes harp performances at Carnegie Hall and The White House, Principal Harpist of the EOS Orchestra, and being a recording artist for RCA-Sony/BMG. She won First Prize at the 7th International Harp Contest, Jerusalem, Israel. The New York Times has critiqued her as “a marvelous harpist”.