Do you have an important event coming up? Perhaps you are planning a small party or an intimate wedding. Of course, you want to make it as special as possible, even though we are in the midst of a global pandemic and social distancing is a given.
Perhaps you are trying to decide what music to include.
I have the answer! The harp is the perfect instrument for a social distanced event.
First, it looks fabulous! I play a concert grand harp, which is 6 feet tall and weighs 85 pounds. Don’t worry, I have a special cart to wheel it around, and it’s something I am very used to doing. The harp makes a statement, and it can be seen well from a distance. The harp has 47 strings and a full range of notes, similar to the piano, so it can be played as a solo instrument with a great variety of music – classical, contemporary songs and covers, standards, Disney and other film music, Broadway tunes, as well as Celtic music, religious selections and more.
I bring all my own equipment, and I can perform with a mask on, so I can help you to keep everyone safe.
If you wish to have more than one instrument, the harp is wonderful with violin. Because the range of the violin’s notes are high, it is easy to hear across a big area, and it too is an expressive instrument with a diverse repertoire. The violinist is also self-contained, and can perform with a mask on, and so it doesn’t present the infection risk of a singer or a wind instrument poses.
If the area for your event is large, we can use amplification. I have a pick up right inside my harp for a good sound, and my fee includes bringing a small amplifier. I have a larger amplification system for a duo or trio, which can also be used to mike your vows. After all, what your guests really want to hear is your words! I can also set it up to mike the officiant for the ceremony, or for a speech, so everyone can hear while social distancing.
The harp is also great for your Zoom event, or for a live-streamed celebration.
I look forward to discussing this further with you!