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Sunday, Apr 22, 2:30 PM
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $ 19.50

Composer, performer, singer, author, cartoonist, comedian, electric harpist–mix those and you begin to describe Deborah Henson-Conant. Symphony Tacoma is thrilled to perform with this phenom for our community! The Grammy-nominated artist was on NBC, CBS, CNN, and starred in two PBS specials. Nicknamed “Jimi Hendrix of the Harp,” Deborah (with her rockstar leather-and-boots attire) will draw ticket-buyers across demographics. She transfixes audiences with her electric-harp strapped on like a guitar, making it wail like Led Zeppelin or enchant with Celtic folksongs. Sounds come from its 32-strings nobody would predict: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion.

An ensemble of local harpists will accompany Henson-Conant on stage for a portion of the concert, and harpists will be available with their instruments after the concert for guests to interact with.