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Wilmington Harp Festival

Jane Austen’s Songbook

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

16 N 16th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Jane Austen’s Songbook Concert is a collection of carefully selected sentimental and satirical songs & arias transcribed for harp that show the range of Miss Austen’s musical tastes and preferences. Harp was the second most popular instrument for young ladies living in the Regency era to study, forte piano being the most popular of course, because of the etherial and sensual implications it conjured up.

“A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself . . . was enough to catch any man’s heart.” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park 

Earlier Event: February 18
Later Event: June 21
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