Harpeth RisingHarpeth Rising’s December 2017 Winter Wind Concert in The Depot was such a hit that Depot members voted the group as their choice to return as “Members Choice” for Summer Breeze 2018.  Harpeth Rising’s “Chamberfolk” music will fill Lions Park, Flood and Symmes, beginning at 7:30 pm on August 26, 2018 for the final concert of the season.  Bring blankets or lawn chairs, your favorite refreshments, and enjoy this free family friendly musical evening. 

Harpeth Rising consists of three classically trained musicians playing original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.   

All three women began singing after they completed their instrumental studies (each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world.)  They found a passionate new musical avenue and developed their voices and arrangements to bring life to the lyrical expressiveness of their original songs. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful, lyrical perspective.

Building from the tonal depth of Maria Di Meglio's cello, layer in the shimmering sounds of Jordana Greenberg’s violin and the strikingly natural addition of Michelle Younger’s banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.  Harpeth Rising is a band to watch -- and definitely to listen to!

Links:
Harpeth Rising website
Video: Shifted

Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council.  New portable stages this year were funded by a grant from The Kirkpatrick Foundation.  Major in-kind program support comes from Norman Parks and Recreation Department.  Corporate and individual funding comes from Sponsor: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten, from Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Republic Bank of Norman; Tom McAuliffe at Don Cies Real Estate; Kristen Campbell, DDS, & Donna Sparks, DDS of Norman Smile Center; Hugh and Keri Young; InterBank; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; D.M. Wealth Management, Inc.; Hitachi Computer Products; Hitachi Vantara; and The Montford Inn.  Friends include: Edward Jones Investments; Laurel Group, LLC; Bob Schlegel; and The Baked Bear.  Neighbors are: Becca Hewes, YogaLife; Nancy McClellan; and Bruce & Trisha Bunce.