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Adriana Horne wins NSO Audition
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Adriana Horne is the new Principal Harpist with the National Symphony Orchestra, in Washington, D.C., following an audition that took place Oct. 4–7, 2013. Approximately 50 harpists were invited to audition, with 15 advancing to the semifinal stage; three harpists played for the final round on Oct. 7. This marks a successful audition season for Adriana, who was runner-up in the St. Louis Symphony audition and then won the San Francisco Ballet audition last spring. She will begin with the National Symphony Orchestra in December. Read more about Adriana on her website at www.adrianahorne.com.
Les Amis—Elizabeth HainenBehind the scenes with Elizabeth Hainen about the making of "Les Amis".
Elizabeth Hainen, principal harpist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, has released Les Amis, her new CD that explores the harp works of Claude Debussy and André Caplet and the friendship between the two French composers. Hainen is joined on the recording by her colleagues Jeffrey Khaner (principal flute with The Philadelphia Orchestra) and Roberto Diaz, President of the Curtis Institute of Music, along with the IRIS Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern.
"Both composers were instrumental...more...