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Principally Harps

“True artistry in tandem” and “poetry in motion” are what audiences are saying to describe the playing styles of duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman. “Principally Harps!” blends the talents and experiences of two of America’s finest harpists in presentations of virtuosity, distinct style and impeccable ensemble. Their programs include stunning adaptations of great “hits” from opera, ballet and orchestral repertoire, “Le Cid”, “Swan Lake” to beloved favorites, “Clair de lune”, “Blue Danube”, from original works of iconic harpist Carlos Salzedo to popular works of Joplin, Bacharach and Gershwin. Both artists perform on concert grand harps; Mindy on a Lyon and Healy Style 30 and Janet on a French Camac Trianon.
Both musicians have over thirty years of professional harp experiences in the Mid Atlantic Region- as soloists, orchestral, ensemble players and teachers. Mindy is principal harpist with the PA Ballet Orchestra and has
appeared with the Baltimore, Delaware and St. Louis Symphonies, performed in Japan and on NBC’s The Tonight Show. Janet is Principal Harpist with the Kennett Symphony and has been soloist with Allentown, Kennett, Hilton Head and Savannah Symphonies; and the Copeland Quartet of DE. She was resident harpist for the DuPont Co. for over 25 years, performing in the Green Room of the Hotel Dupont, DE. Both musicians studied under legendary harp teacher, Alice Chalifoux, and are graduates of the world’s most prestigious conservatories, Oberlin and The Curtis Institute of Music.

“Principally Harps!” offers audiences a unique opportunity to see and hear concert grand harps on center stage, as opposed to “hidden” among the instruments in an orchestra. Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman are masters of their instruments, showcasing their harps with exciting repertoire and demonstrating the uniqueness of pedal harps with the varied sound effects that can be produced from them. Their programs are accessible to young and old; experienced and casual concert goers.

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Mindy's website: www.harpbyrequest.com

Please email Janet to book a date: brandywineharps@gmail.com

2017 Performances

Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 4 pm
at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church St, Phoenixville, PA

Sun, March 26, 2017 at 4 pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, York, PA

Sun, July 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm
“Concerts by Candlelight” at Laurel Hill Mansion, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Tix $25. Concert sold out!

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 4 pm
St John’s United Church of Christ, 183 S. Broad St, Nazareth, PA 18064. Freewill offering with reception following.

Past Performances

- Bel Air United Methodist Church, Concert Series, Bel Air, MD
- Lima Methodist Church, Concert Series, Lima, PA
- United Church of Christ, Concert Series, Reading, PA
- Brethren Village, Concert Series, Lititz, PA

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!

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


"A week later and the folks at St Johns are still raving about your performance. It was wonderful programming and just amazing playing. Please express my thanks to Mindy." -Tom Snyder, St Johns Lutheran

"Thanks again for a great performance. Your choice in music was perfect for this crowd!" -Dolly Terry, Lima Methodist

©2018 Janet Witman | brandywineharps@gmail.com