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Sept. 3, 2002

Nationally-Recognized Harpist Elizabeth Richter to Perform with ULM Flute Associate Professor Sandra Lunte

Nationally recognized harpist Elizabeth Richter will visit Monroe to perform two concerts with ULM flute professor Sandra Lunte. A Lecture/Recital is set for Tuesday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Biedenharn Museum in Monroe. Reservations are encouraged due to limited seating, call 387-5281. The duo will discuss their collaboration throughout the years. They will also perform parts of the program that they will present on September 5. In addition, Richter will discuss the harp and how it is played.

A Recital is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Ms. Richter is Professor of Harp at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she received the College of Fine Arts Dean's Teaching Award. She was formerly principal harpist with the Kansas City Philharmonic and Kansas City Lyric Opera and served on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is an active soloist and chamber musician and has been heard across the United States and Europe and on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." She has served as First Vice-President of the American Harp Society and is currently on the Board of Directors. Richter received a diploma in piano from the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department, continued her musical studies at Oberlin College and earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Boston University School for the Arts, where she studied with Lucile Lawrence.

These performances are made possible through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation.

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