Salonline 2020-08-16 Susan Robinson

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Sunday August 16, 2020

Susan Robinson

Music for Solo Harp


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
“La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin”
“Premiere Arabesque”

from “The Suite of Eight Dances” by Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)

Some Wintery Music:

from “Northern Lights” by Kati Agocs (b. 1975)
“A La Claire Fontaine”

from “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

from “Birds in Winter:  Preludes for Harp” by Michael Mauldin (b. 1947)
4th Movement
6th Movement


“In A Landscape” by John Cage (1912-1992)

“Impromptu”, Op 86 by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)



Susan Robinson has been the principal harpist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 1995. She was previously the principal harpist of the Boston ‘POPS’ Esplanade Orchestra, with whom she toured the Far East and the US, and she performed frequently with the Boston Symphony. Susan was also acting principal harpist of Tampa’s Florida Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera Festival.

Avid performers of chamber music, Susan and her husband, violinist Joseph Scheer, are the founders of the IBIS Chamber Music Society, which has been praised as “splendid” and “compelling” by the Washington Post. Susan is featured on the IBIS CD’s “Souvenir: Music for Violin and Harp” and “IBIS x 2.” Recently, Susan’s long standing collaboration with her colleague, flutist Adria Sternstein Foster, resulted in a CD full of colorful music that reflects the natural world: “Iridescence.”

Among Susan’s solo engagements are performances of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the Opera House Orchestra under Heinz Fricke, and with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and Emil de Cou. She was re-engaged to perform the Debussy Danses with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra the following season. Susan has also soloed with the Newton (MA) Symphony, the Indian Hill Symphony, the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Chamber Orchestra, and the Dedham (MA) Choral Society.

Susan is a graduate of Harvard University with a cum laude degree in Art History and French Literature. She also holds an Artist Diploma in Harp Performance from the Boston University School for the Arts, where she was a student of Lucile Lawrence. She and Joseph are the parents of Lillie and Nathanael.

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