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Saratoga Harp Colony offers instruction, camaraderie

Angelina Savoia of Vienna, Va., practices her technique at the Skidmore Harp Colony. She's also an accomplished pianist.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Angelina Savoia of Vienna, Va., practices her technique at the Skidmore Harp Colony. She's also an accomplished pianist.
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A small, dimly lighted apartment is not the ideal quarters for a music room. But the sound radiating from that Skidmore College suite is simply heaven. This cramped flat on campus is providing rehearsal halls for the Saratoga Harp Colony. Fifteen players and harps, along with music stands, cushioned benches and dollies to move the massive stringed instruments, cram into a tight formation. The players shift, making certain their protruding elbows don’t interfere with their ...


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coachmike
August 8, 2008
5:15 a.m.

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I think this type of music is what music is to be like,something pleasant to the ears,something relaxing,something exciting, but something you dont have to cover your ears to or bang your head over. Harpists music is soothing and quite elegant in nature and adds a kind of civility to music that can be enjoyed by all ages and all nationalities.

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