A professional Tulsa harpist who plays Weddings, Receptions Dinners, Banquets, Recitals, House Concerts, Funerals, Memorial Services, or any other tasteful special event. With over 37 years of experience in solo, duo, trio, or quartet formation Ms. Barton is a degreed harpist who works diligently to tailor her expertise to suit your event's needs.
Lorelei was so very easy to work with; no pressure, accommodating, personable,asking the start of the event smooth and pleasant.
Just what we wanted.
Response from Lorelei Kaiser Barton - Harpist:
It was my attempt to be sensitive to the purpose of this engagement which was the celebration of life for the deceased. I wanted to help reflect his life to his wife and the patrons by performing his favorite music. I enjoyed performing the requested music as much as they enjoyed hearing it.
Lorelei did a beautiful job playing at my daughter's wedding. It was exactly what we wanted and more lovely than we had even imagined.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
I am a graduate of Lamont School Of Music, University of Denver and have been performing as well as teaching for the past 36 years. I am in my 28rd year at Oral Roberts University as a faculty member, and a 16 year adjunct instructor at both Tulsa Commnunity College and the University of Tulsa. It has been my pleasure to be principat harpist with Tulsa's Signature Symphony, Bartlesville Symphony and Light Opera Okahoma. For 15 years I performed as principal harpist with the Tulsa Ballet and have occasionally played 2nd harp in the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
My Chamber Music experience has included "Duo Arioso" flute and harp duo, "Harpeggio" harp duo and most recently, "Love Notes" with oboist Lise Glaser.
I have been privileged to be the founder and artistic director of the Midwest Harp Academy now going into it's 18th year. Along with that I have been able to direct several local harp ensembles whose performances include the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, TulsaFest Summer Music Camp at Tulsa Commnunity College, Tulsa Mayfest and other numerous venues.
On a personal level I am a former certified teacher with Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and local music affiliations such as TAMTA and Hyechka
I have studied under Jane Kauffman Brye of Lancaster, Pa, Suzann Davids, formerly of the Denver Symphony and the late centenarian Alice Chalifoux (former principal harpist with the Cleveland Symphony) under the baton of George Szell.
Additional Booking Notes
I prefer to play accoustically as much as possible. I play on concert grand harps which provide a big sound, amazingly carrying throughout a crowd of 300 people or less. If amplification is required, I can advise on an individual basis.
Different colored lights with little or no light is a challenge for harpists. Our harps have blue and red colored strings for reference, which means if blue or red lights are directed toward us, those particular strings are wiped out as our reference. Since we use peripheral vision when reading music, we need light to see our strings, not to mention the music itself. I always carry a standlight which helps if dim lighting is required but prefer to discuss this issue on an individual basis.
Past Booked Events
|September 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Worship Service|
|April 15, 2017 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 30, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Since I tailor my music to suit each occasion, this can change from one gig to another. For over 2 hour gigs, I play the first full hour, take a 10 minute break, then play the next 50 minutes and so on. For 1 1/2 hour gigs over 1 hour, I would play 4o minutes, take a 10 minute break, then continue to the end of the playing time.
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