“You play divinely and I have a great feeling about working with you as a soloist.”
“It’s always a pleasure to have you perform at Longwood Gardens. Your music always adds something special to our programming.”
“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.
“Janet’s own harp performance was a real treat- the music just rippled effortlessly from her strings.”
“Janet is my new harp idol!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Congratulations on your excellent achievements as arranger and director.”
“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.”
“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!