These quick video bites give you a taste of some of the pieces you’ll experience when you buy your tickets to my Earth Day show with Symphony Tacoma on Sun. Apr. 22, 2018 in Tacoma, WA.
These video cuts from a live orchestral show are super short and you get to see a lot of flavors of music. I mean— just watch Dogs of Somerville and The Nightingale side by side  — I think you’ll see how much both my music and performance has been influenced by music theater in just those two cuts.
Also check out my new TEDx talk – for a story-with-music about the epic journey that took me from playing a 75-lb concert harp in the back of  the orchestra to the instrument I play today: an 11-pound carbon-fibre electric harp that I strap on, a harp that’s at the cutting edge of instrument technology and that I’m proud to say is named after me – the “DHC” harp. 
Quick Info about the Show
WHO: Deborah Henson-Conant with Symphony Tacoma (and special guests – The Tacoma HarpBreakers)
WHAT: Electric Harpist with Orchestra Concert
WHEN: Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2018 2:30pm
WHERE: Pantages Theater – Broadway Center for the Performing Arts • 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, 98402
PRICES: $19.50  – $81.50
TICKETS: Click here or call 253.591.5894

Cosita Latina

The story:  The title means “Little Latin Thing” – it’s a melody I heard in my sleep — not the dreamy kind, but the ‘wake-up-and-get-dancing’ kind.

The music:  Samba – with a nuevo-Flamenco cadenza.

(Macho) Dogs of Somerville

The story:  The dogs in my neighborhood have a cultural exchange program and a canine anthem!
The music: An upbeat Blues with lots of brass — with vocals that combine the style of 1950′s beat poets with spoken word and cartoon opera.

The Nightingale

The story:  We each have voices we remember from childhood – this was the voice of my mother’s lullabyes.
The music: Evocative. Haunting. English Horn and strings, with voice and harp.


The story: I once fell in love with a willow tree on an urban block in my town.  Here’s a video of the tree and the local High School choir singing a version of this song .
The music: Calypso with vocals and lush orchestrations. And a part for the audience, too.


New Blues

The story:  A bebop romp for harps & orchestra – and maybe even some unexpected orchestral soloists.  You’ll see the Symphony Tacoma harpists in a whole new light!
The music: UpBeat boogie Blues.


Catcher in the Rye

The story: Someone once described this piece as “a jungle warrior tribute to J.D. Salinger’s literary masterpiece.”
The music: Delicate folk influences lead to driving rhythm and the use of electric guitar effects to create soaring, searing melodies over the brass & percussion


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