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Harpist featured in benefit concert in Wilton on April 21

 Harpist Fiona Graham of Wilton will headline a concert to benefit the David Anderson Music Fund at High Mowing School on Saturday at 7 p.m. The program also will offer chamber music performances by musicians including Graham, Aurora Pearson and Cam Tw

Harpist Fiona Graham of Wilton will headline a concert to benefit the David Anderson Music Fund at High Mowing School on Saturday at 7 p.m. The program also will offer chamber music performances by musicians including Graham, Aurora Pearson and Cam Tw

Harpist Fiona Graham
of Wilton will headline a concert to benefit the David Anderson Music Fund at High Mowing School on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The program also will offer chamber music performances by musicians including Graham, Aurora Pearson and Cam Twarog on violin, Joe McConaughy on viola, Andrew Koutroubas on cello, and pianist Mark Ferguson.

Graham, a High Mowing School senior, will be performing three pieces on pedal harp, as well as a variety of chamber music performances. Her featured pieces include “Nocturne in E-flat” by Glinka, “Arabesque no. 1” by Debussy and “Pavane, op.50” by Fauré. Chamber music pieces by Beethoven, Fauré and Shostakovic will also be performed.

Graham was born in Wilton and began playing lever harp at age five, studying with internationally known touring harpers Michael Rooney and Grainne Hambly.

She has traveled several times to Ireland to study and participate in music festivals there.

Two years ago, with the assistance of High Mowing’s David Anderson Music Fund, she began lessons on the pedal harp as well as studies with Kathleen Lyons of Bow.

At the age of eight, she began violin lessons with Candace Wharton of Francestown.

She has played with the Sinfonietta, the Keene Chamber Orchestra and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. She has also attended the N.H. All-state Music Festival for the past three years.

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