MORE “VIRTUAL” CONCERTS AT VANDERBILT!
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Kayo Ishimaru serves as principal harpist with Grant Park Symphony Orchestra since 1991,also enjoying her 31st season as principal harpist with the Jacksonville Symphony orchestra. A native of Osaka , Japan, Ms. Ishimaru began her musical studies on piano at age three, and transferred to harp at age ten. She continued her formal study at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. With a scholarship from the French government, she studied at the renowned Paris Conservatory, where she was awarded the coveted Premier Prix.
Dickie Fleisher, principal harp in Naples Philharmonic since 1983, began studying the harp at the age of 10. His first teacher was his grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, who was the accompanist for fan dancer Sally Rand. After graduating from the University of Miami, Fleisher joined the Naples Philharmonic and the Miami City Ballet orchestra. He is the son of pianist Leon Fleisher and nephew of Edward Druzinsky, former principal harpist with The Chicago Symphony. Fleisher’s two sisters are harpists in Miami and Washington.
Ms. Ishimaru has written extensive duo harp arrangements with her husband Dickie Fleisher, and together they gave recitals in US, Europe and Japan. They also enjoy collecting harps, one of which is a prized harp that belonged to Harpo Marx and was featured in his movies
All concerts will be online for your listening and viewing pleasure. Even though we cannot enjoy the concerts in person, you can still delight in the beauty of music performed in our sanctuary.
We will continue to provide fantastic entertainment until we can meet again in person.
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