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Yolanda Kondonassis, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: American Rapture Review

Date: June 11, 2019
Adorjan Horvat, Staccatofy. Click here for the original review.

Yolanda Kondonassis is widely regarded as today’s premier solo harpists and is also regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. Known for her wide range of colors, expressiveness and dazzling technique, Kondonassis has appeared around the globe as a concerto soloist and in recital, bringing her unique brand of musicianship and warm artistry to an ever-increasing audience. With hundreds of thousands of discs and downloads sold worldwide, Kondonassis’ extensive discography includes more than twenty titles and her 2008 release, Air (Telarc), was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her albums and performances have earned universal critical praise as she continues to be a pioneering force in the harp world, striving to push the boundaries of what listeners expect of the harp. Kondonassis is now releasing, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: American Rapture. The album presents pieces from Samuel Barber, Patrick Harlin (World Premere), and Jennifer Higdon (World Premere). The Rochester Philharmonic is conducted by Ward Stare.