Harpist Kent explores transformation through music

Growing up in Charleston and experiencing the Spoleto Festival over the years helped international award-winning harpist Abigail Kent understand what was possible in the performing arts world. .

“Seeing so many world-class productions and performances coming to my town made me realize the variety of possibilities and how limitless the options for creative output are.” Kent said. city ​​paper.

She will take the stage at downtown’s Second Presbyterian Church for a free concert on January 20th at 6pm as part of the Charleston Academy of Music’s Rush Hour Concert Series.

“I play both classical harp and traditional Celtic harp, play different types of music, and bridge the gaps that people may have between them,” she said.

Kent said the inspiration for the upcoming concert comes from the ancient Irish notion that a true harper could convey any tension or style to create a special response in the listener.

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