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Written by Melinda Steffy   
Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:30

Philadelphia 10/22/2013 — Here are a few interesting tidbits for you about our concert this Sunday, October 27.

1. There will be TWO different types of harps.
Elizabeth Hainen will perform on her concert harp, of course. She's releasing a new album exploring the friendship between Debussy and Caplet, so you'll hear the appropriately Halloween-themed "Danses sacrée et profane" and "Conte Fantastique (The Masque of the Red Death)."

In addition, Charlotte Blake Alston will be bringing her kora, a West African harp. You'll get to compare the unique sounds of both beautiful instruments!

2. This is an EXCITING fall for Elizabeth Hainen.
She's currently in China premiering a work she commissioned by composer Tan Dun, and she'll be performing the U.S. premiere at the end of the month with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Our concert provides a special opportunity to see this tremendous artist up-close with our usual fun and innovative LiveConnections stylings.

3. Remember that CREEPY story about a masquerade ball, rooms of different colors and a mysterious party guest?
Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston will give you goosebumps with her telling of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death."

4. It's BRUNCH.
That means there will mimosas. Maybe some French toast. You'll get to eat and relax in the intimate atmosphere of our partner venue World Cafe Live while the music is being performed. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

("It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end." -The Simpsons)

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Celebrating our fifth anniversary, LiveConnections creates innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and education. Our ClassicAlive concert series expands boundaries of classical music, presenting unique collaborations and fresh projects in the intimate atmosphere of our partner venue World Cafe Live.

[Image: Amanda Stevenson Photography]

[Elizabeth Hainen Image: Amanda Stevenson Photography / Charlotte Blake Alston Image: Annie Cameron]

[Image: Annie Cameron]


[Image: Annie Cameron]

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