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Harp Ensemble Concert at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts


9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  


Harp Ensemble Concert at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts


Madison, NJ –On Sunday, January 6th at 2:00 PM the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host an afternoon Harp Ensemble featuring harpist Odarka Stockert and the Harpantics


Join musician Odarka Stockert as she gathers an ensemble of her fellow harpists in one unbelievable afternoon of music.  Be swept away with the beauty of the sound of this harp ensemble and enjoy.


Odarka Polanskyj Stockert is an accomplished harpist with a repertoire spanning the centuries — from Classical to Broadway to Folk. Based in Millburn, New Jersey, 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, medieval events, and children’s programs.


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.


$10 Admission for non-members & $5 Admission for Members (includes admission to the Museum). 


Space is limited.  Pre-registration is highly recommended, call 973-377-2982 x14. 


Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children (ages 6 and older), and free for members and children under 6.  Family maximum admission $13.00.  The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M.  Closed Mondays & Major Holidays.  (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Closed Sunday & Monday.)   


Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey.  Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country.  The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.


The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.


The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station.  For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.
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