Events and Happenings

Some Upcoming Events

October 16, 2018, 7 p.m.

Solo Concert and Conversation

Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, PA

 

November 4, 2018, 3 p.m.

Schumann Concerto with Philadelphia Youth Orchestra; Louis Scaglione, Music Director

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia PA

 

November 10, 2018, 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Concert with Trio MiReSol (with Minyoung Kim, violin and Michal Schmidt, cello)

Chamber Music in our Homes, Philadelphia, PA

 

March 31, 2019, 3 p.m.

Solo Recital

Haverford College, Haverford PA

 

April 14, 2019, 3 p.m.

Solo Concert and Conversation

Music at Bunker Hill; Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Sewell, N.J.

 

 Friday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture-Luncheon on Beethoven and Schumann, with Musical Demonstration

Rittenhouse Square Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Recent Seasons, Select Events

 

September 6, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Concert with Trio MiReSol

Concerts on the Square, Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

October 9, 2017, 2 p.m.

“Creativity and Illness of the Great Composers,” Concert and Conversation

WRTI Performance Studio

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

October 13, 2017, 11:o0 a.m.

Lecture-demonstration, “West Side Story,” for the Rittenhouse Square Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia

 

November 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

“Baroque Unbound” Concert and Discussion Moderator, with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Harold Prince Theatre at the Annenberg Center, the University of Pennsylvania

 

November 4, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Trio MiReSol

Sounds of Salem Series

Doylestown, PA

 

November 12 2017, 3 p.m.

Mozart Piano Concerto Nr. 21 with the Independence Sinfonia, Daniel Matsukawa, conductor

Temple University Ambler campus

Ambler, PA

http://www.independence-sinfonia.org/

 

November 29, 2017, 8 p.m.

“Creativity and Illness of the Great Composers,” Solo Concert and Conversation

Waverly Heights, Gladwyne, PA

 

January 11, 2018, 7 p.m.

“Classical Jukebox” chamber music concert with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

in support of the Holesovsky Musician’s Fund

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

https://chamberorchestra.org/cop/classical-jukebox/

 

February 14, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

“Creativity and Illness of the Great Composers,” Solo Concert and Conversation

Mallery Room Series, Camden-Rutgers University

Camden, N.J.

 

March 4, 2018, 2 p.m.

“Women of Valor” — the Triumphs and Travails of Women Composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries

Chamber Music Concert with Trio MiReSol (with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello)

and Gilya Hodos, piano; and Adeline Tomasone, flute

for the Sylvia Glickman Memorial Concert Series of the Bala Cynwyd Library

Levering Mill Tribute House, Bala Cynwyd, PA

 

March 13, 2018, 12 p.m.

Capstone Concert with students and faculty of Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Eakins Lounge, Philadelphia, PA

 

April 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture-Recital: “Creativity and Illness of the Great Composers”

White Horse Village, Newtown Square, PA

 

April 17, 2018 7 p.m.

Chamber music concert with Trio MiReSol (with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello)

Foulkeways at Gwynned, Gwynned, PA

 

May 3, 2018, 7 p.m.

Chamber music concert with Trio MiReSol (with Minyoung Kim, violin and Michal Schmidt, cello, and Andrea Clearfield, host)

for “One Book, One Jewish Community”

Ivy Hall, 6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

 

May 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Performance with Mark O’Connor, violin

WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio

Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

September 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Solo Recital

Temple University’s  Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance

Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA

 

October 5, 2016, 8 p.m.

Solo recital

Waverly Heights, Gladwyne, PA

 

November 9, 2016, 5 p.m.

Lecture-Recital in collaboration with Jeffrey Kallberg, Ph.D.

Annenberg Center for Medical Education, Main Line Health

Wynnewood, PA

 

November 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Solo Recital, Concerts on the Square

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

 

January 17, 2017, 12 noon

Lecture-Recital

Jefferson University College of Medicine, Dean’s Concert Series

Philadelphia, PA

 

February 12, 2017, 2 p.m.

Solo Recital, Bala Cynwyd Library Sylvia Glickman Memorial Concert Series

Bala Woman’s Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA

 

March 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber music concert with Trio Miresol

 

March 31, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture, Rittenhouse Square Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA

 

April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber music concert with Trio Miresol

Shannondell, Valley Forge, PA

 

April 27, 2017, 12 Noon

“Music and the Intersection with Medicine:” A Collaborative Concert and Conversation

at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University,

Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, Eakins Lounge

 

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September 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Miresol Trio concert with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello

The Quadrangle

Haverford, PA

 

October 12, 2015, 12 pm

Solo concert and conversation

Prime Time Series of Main Line Reform Temple

Wynnewood, PA

 

November 4, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Miresol Trio concert with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello

Concerts on the Square Series

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

 

November 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Solo lecture recital

Shannondell Performing Arts Center

Audobon, PA

 

November 18, 12:30 p.m.

Solo Recital

Mallery Room Series, Camden-Rutgers University

Camden, N.J.

 

December 29, 2015, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Great Hall Stairs

Piano soloist with “Nashirah,” The Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia, and cellist Michal Schmidt

February 2, 2016,  7 p.m.

Solo piano recital

Foulkeways

Gwynned, PA

 

February 14, 2016,  3 p.m.

Solo Concert and Conversation

Roberts Hall, Haverford College

Haverford, PA

 

March 8, 2016, 7 p.m.

Miresol Trio Recital with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello

Foulkeways

Gywnned, PA

 

April 14, 2016, 10 a.m.

Solo lecture-recital

Philadelphia Music Teachers Association

Jacobs’ Music, Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

May 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Solo lecture-recital

The Quadrangle, Haverford, PA

August 4, 2016, 8 p.m.

Trio Miresol Concert with Guillaume Combet, violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello

Waverly Heights, Gladywne, PA

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September 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Solo Lecture-Recital

Shannondell Performing Arts Hall

Audobon, PA

September 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Solo Lecture-Recital

Foulkeways

Gwynned, PA

October 15, 2014, 10 a.m.

Solo Lecture-Recital/Clinic

Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association, Delaware Chapter

Jacobs’ Music, Willow Grove, PA

October 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Solo Lecture-Recital

Rio Grande University

Rio Grande, Ohio

November 19, 12:30 p.m.

Solo piano recital

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Brown Bag Concert Series

Philadelphia, PA

 

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Solo piano recital

The Quadrangle

Haverford, PA

May 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA

Collaborative pianist in”Six Four Five: The Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano” starring Michal Schmidt, cellist AND pianist

October 1, 2013, 8 p.m.

Duo Recital with Brandywine Visiting Artist-in-Residence Michal Schmidt, cello

West Chester University School of Music

West Chester, PA

October 27, 2013 2p.m.

Chamber Music Concert

with Barbara Govatos,violin, and Michal Schmidt, cello, and Matt Bengtson, piano -Friends and Family President’s Inauguration Concert

Haverford College

Haverford, PA

October 30, 12:30 p.m.

Duo Concert with Michal Schmidt, cello

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

February 25, 2014, 7 p.m.

Chamber recital with Hirono Oka, violin

Foulkeways

Gwynned, PA

March 23, 2014, 3 p.m.

Recital with Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek,mezzo soprano (of Anonymous 4)

Haverford College

Haverford, PA

April 12, 2014, 8 p.m.

Chamber music concert with Michal Schmidt, cello

Tribute to contemporary American composers

Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia

May 6, 2014, 5 p.m.

Solo Lecture/Recital

Annenberg Center for Medical Education, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

September 11, 2012, 7 p.m.

Solo Recital

Foulkeways, Gwynned, PA

September 19, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

Solo Recital

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

November 21, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Recital with Guillaume Combet, violin and Suji Kim, cello

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA

December 5, 2012, 8 p.m.

Solo Recital

Hill at Whitemarsh, Plymouth Meeting, PA

January 15, 2013, 12 noon

Solo Lecture-Recital; “Music and Malady, Great Composers and Their Illnesses — How Creativity Transcends Disease”

The Dean’s Concert Series, Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

January 15, 2013, 8 p.m.

Guest Artist Performance with David Kim, violin

Delaware County Youth Orchestra, Bryn Mawr, PA

March 3, 2013, 2 p.m.

Solo Recital

Sylvia Glickman Memorial Concert for the Bala Cynwyd Library Series, Bala Cynwyd, PA

March 12, 2013, 7 p.m.

Chamber music recital with Barbara Govatos, violin

Foulkeways, Gwynned, PA

April 21, 2013, 3 p.m.

Solo Recital and Conversation, “Let It Shine: American Music”

Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

May 5, 2013, 3 p.m.

Chamber Music Concert with Michal Schmidt, cellist

Red Velvet Hall, Pottstown, PA

May 7, 6 p.m.

Solo Concert and Conversation, “Great Composers and Their Illnesses — How Creativity Transcends Disease”

Legg-Mason Annual Intellectual Capital Conference

Baltimore, MD.

May 11, 2013, 7 p.m.

Solo Recital — Steinway Dedication Memorial Concert

Cherry Hill Korean United Methodist Church, Cherry Hill, N.J.

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September 13, 2011, 7 p.m.

Solo Recital

Foulkeways, Gwynned, PA

September 22, 2011, 7 p.m.

Solo Recital
The Hill at Whitemarsh
Whitemarsh, PA

September 28, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Solo Recital
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

October 23, 2011, 3 p.m.
Recital with Chen Xi, violin - RESCHEDULED FOR FALL, 2013
Tri-County Concerts
Eastern College, Wayne, PA

October 26, 2011, 4:15 p.m.

Music and Conversation

“Charming Young Lion, 1798″ Beethoven’s Opus 10 Piano Sonatas, solo performance and conversation

Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

January 29, 2012, 3 p.m.

Chamber Music Concert with the Adelphia Chamber Ensemble

Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, N.J.

March 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Recital with Haig Minassian, saxophone, HC 2012

Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

April 13, 2o12, 8 p.m.

Ballade for Flute, String Orchestra and Piano by Frank Martin

with Haverford College Orchestra, Heidi Jacob, director

Marshall Auditorium, Haverford, PA

September 12, 2010

Special Tribute Chamber Music Concert for the Si-Yo Music Society with Chen Xi, violin, Sarah Adams, viola, and Yong-Zi Ma, cello

Merkin Hall, New York City

September 14, 2010

Solo Recital at Foulkeways

Gwynned, PA

September 29, 2010

Solo recital, Church of the Holy Trinity at Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

October 3, 2010

Second Annual Benefit Concert for the Pennsylvania United Medical Association with David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra

St. David’s, PA

January 18, 2011 7 p.m.
Recital with Chen Xi, violin
Foulkeways at Gwynned

February 27, 2011, 3 p.m.
Haverford College Guest Artists Series

Chamber Music Concert with David Kim, violin, Efe Balticigil, cello, and Anna Marie Ahn Petersen, viola

Haverford, PA

March 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Misher Festival of American Music, University of the Sciences
with violinist Elizabeth Kadarabek

Philadelphia, PA


October 9, 2009
Radnor, PA

Concert benefiting the Pennslvania United Medical Association with David Kim, violin

October 30, 2009
Bryn Mawr, PA

Benefit Recital for the Philadelphia Orchestra with David Kim, violin

November 7, 2009, 8 p.m.
Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Center
Gallipolis, Ohio

Mozart’s Concerto in C Major, K. 467 with the Ohio Valley Symphony on a double-bill with Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim

Visit Ohiovalleysymphony.org for details.

February 2, 2010
Gwynned, PA

Solo Recital to inaugurate the new Performing Arts Theater at Foulkeways

Praise for Debra’s Performances

“A Valentine’s concert by Debra Lew Harder was a gift last night to lovers of Romantic piano music…It was some enchanted evening. Harder, an exceptionally gifted young artist, filled the hall with the beauty of sound.” – The Columbus Dispatch

“A stellar performance of Beethoven’s magnificent Piano Concert No. 5. Harder played with power, control, and brilliance…and brought the audience to its feet in an uproar of applause.” – Ashland Times-Gazette

“An exceptionally brilliant London debut. The wonderful subtlety of phrasing and delicate variety of nuance were, I think, the closest I have ever heard to the way Chopin’s own pupils described the master’s playing.” – Keith Fagan, Independent critic, London

“Pianist Debra Lew Harder plays gloriously…Her virtuosity produced the desired magnitude (Liszt) without losing the clarity of a single note.” – Wellston Telegram

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