7.14.2005

Library Presents Classical Music Concert

The Old Bridge Public Library will present a Medieval Music Concert with harpist Odarka Stockert on July 16th at 1:30 p.m. Odarka Polanskyj Stockert is an accomplished harpist, with a repertoire spanning the centuries — from Classical to Broadway to Folk. For this special concert, she will be performing on the concert pedal harp and playing music of the medieval and renaissance period that is being celebrated in our Dragons, Dreams and Daring Dreams summer program. For more information on Ms. Stockert, please see her web site: www.odarka.com/ and for more information about the Library’s summer programming, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or visit our web site: www.lmxac.org.obpl.

Odarka Polanskyj Stockert is an accomplished harpist, with a repertoire spanning the centuries — from Classical to Broadway to Folk. She performs on both the concert pedal harp and the folk harp, and is available to play a variety of engagements; including weddings, corporate functions, holiday concerts, and children’s programs.

Additionally, she can arrange to perform with violin, flute, voice, or others, upon request. She has studied harp for nearly 30 years, and has been performing professionally for twenty. Odarka is based in Millburn, New Jersey.

Odarka was a long time student of celebrated concert harpist, the late Leone Paulson, of South Orange, New Jersey, with whom she performed as a member of the Paulson Harp Ensemble. She spent several summers in Dublin, Ireland, in workshop studies and participating in the O’Carolan Irish Harp and Granard Harp Competitions, winning awards and honors in both.

She is also a collaborator of the Yara Arts Group based at the La Mama, ETC in New York and has performed in many Yara events and productions. Additionally, she is a founding member of Glendalough’s Muse, a celtic flute and harp duo and Suenos del Alma, a latin inspired harp and violin duo. Odarka lives in Millburn, with her husband Thomas, and daughters Sophia and Ariadna.

Send comments to: OBPL