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October 13, 14, 2017
Janet will be the guest presenter for the Great Plains Chapter of the American Harp Society’s “Harpening” in Omaha, Nebraska. Contact Mary Bircher mwbircher@gmail.com for details.

For the most updated performance schedule, visit Janet's Harp Excellence page on Facebook!

Past Performances

Astral Harp Show!
Fri, Feb 26, at 7:30 pm
Lakes 300 Manor at Willow Valley Communities
Willow Street, PA 17584
Open to public.

Astral Harp Show!
Thurs, April 14, at 1:30 pm
Neumann University,
One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014
For Neumann University Lecture Series at Meagher Theater

Principally Harps!
Sun, April 10, at 3 pm
Calvary UCC
640 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
This church has an historic and beautiful sanctuary- our first time in Bucks County!

Principally Harps!
Sun, May 1, at 3 pm
Brethren Village Concerts, Wolfe Auditorium on
Brethren Village Campus, Lancaster, PA
Open to the public.

Brandywine Harp Orchestra (BHO) concerts- visit www.brandywineharps.com for upcoming performances.

Astral Harp Performances-visit www.astralharp.com


"We would like to thank you for doing such an incredible job at Vince and Jennifer's wedding. The harp music was astounding and the beautiful songs added so much to the ceremony."
-Dave and Barb Read

"You were so wonderful to work with and sounded even more beautiful than we could have imagined, making our day even more special!"
-Katie Barnes (bride)

"Your music was such a blessing to our party- it was lovely, so relaxing and delightful. Thank you for coming to our home and lending that special touch to our event."
- Joann Hollinger

"It was wonderful making music with you last summer- you are so solid and a sensitive player."
-Emery De Witt, Lancaster Church of the Brethren.

"Your Debussy Danses were fabulous-congratulations!"
—Tim Schwartz, Director of Wilmington Community Orchestra

"Janet, you are a consummate professional and a joy to work with. Thank you for sharing your abundant talents with us."
—Mary Green, Kennett Symphony Conductor

"I keep hearing rave reviews about your playing at our concerts. One fellow, with a doctorate in music performance said he had no idea the harp was capable of so many ranges of color and articulation. He said, he was "blown away!'"
—Rob Upton, Wheatland Chorale Director

"Janet was a joy to work with and represented the perfect combination of personable and professional." Dr. Craig Rider, Music Director, Grove Methodist Church, West Chester, PA. —www.gigmasters.com  

"Your playing of the Swan on youtube is BRILLIANT! Beautifully played with such sincerity."
—Catriona McKay- Scottish harp virtuoso and composer.

"Thank you for a great concert. It's so fun for me to work with super-talented musicians. Playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto was like having Mozart himself sitting there- so beautiful!"
—Peter Brown, Organist and Music Director at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA

"Thank you for playing at Ron's memorial service. The music was absolutely wonderful, and those musically educated were effusive in their praise. The harp music was the shell that held the service together, and I was absolutely entranced."
—Wendy Bashford

"Congratulations on your excellent achievements as arranger and director."
—Ray Pool

"The concert that sticks in my mind the most was on the last day, when Janet Witman led the Somerset Harp Ensemble in a program of her fun and fascinating arrangements. Not the usual, occassionally dull ensemble stuff- great rhythms and special effects added interest."
—Kathy Chanik, "Harp Column" conference report

"Witman did a wonderful solo set, including a really devishly complex jazzy piece by Scottish harpist Savourna Stevenson called, "Emily's Calling"- a piece that showed off Janet's lever harp "chops of death".  
Kathy Chanik, "Harp Column " conference report

"Janet is my new harp idol!"
—Ray Pool

"Janet's own harp performance was a real treat- the music just rippled effortlessly from her strings."
—Gerry Serviente, founder and past director of the Somerset Harp Festival

"Your unique gift is not only to comfort but to entertain. You seem to have a finger on the pulse of what the audience responds to- thanks for sharing your talents with all of us in D.C."
—Bonnie Berkmeier, PA, harpist

"It's always a pleasure to have you perform at Longwood Gardens. Your music always adds something special to our programming."
—Emily Moody, Performing Arts

"You play divinely and I have a great feeling about working with you as a soloist".
—Karl Middleman, conductor Philadelphia Classical Symphony

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