Plucked and Bowed: Trios for Harp and Strings

Thursday, July 18 at 1:30PM, Sunset Center Foyer

Dan Levitan, harp; Pierre Joubert, violin; Paul Rhodes, cello

This eclectic program represents a variety of music and styles. Featuring composers Henriette Renié, Germaine Tailleferre, Lou Harrison, and Joubert (Pierre Joubert’s father).


Suite for Cello and Harp | LOU HARRISON
Duet for Violin and Cello | JEAN JOUBERT
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp | HENRIETTE RENIÉ

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Jul 18 2024


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dan Levitan
    Dan Levitan
    Principal Harp

    Dan Levitan holds contracts as the Principal Harpist with three professional orchestras: Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, and Symphony Silicon Valley.

    He is the “first call” harpist with the San Francisco Opera. He regularly performs for the San Jose Chamber, Mission Chamber, UC Berkeley Symphony orchestras and is sought after as a soloist by numerous other orchestras, choirs, and ensembles throughout northern California.

    Mr. Levitan’s concerto performances by Bach (Johann Christian), Boieldieu, Debussy, Ginastera, Glière, Mozart, Ravel, Reinecke, and Saint-Saëns with orchestras throughout the San Francisco Bay Area have been highly praised by local critics, who write of his “impeccable virtuosity” (San José Metro), “virtual perfection” (Marin Independent Journal) and “precision and élan” (Mercury News). Internationally, Mr. Levitan was invited to perform two works for harp and string quartet at the Seventh World Harp Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious 10th International Harp Competition in Israel.
    As a teacher and coach, he coaches for California Youth Symphony, CYS, as well as El Camino Youth Orchestra, ECYS, (mid-peninsula and south bay), in addition to teaching privately.

    Born and educated in Philadelphia, Mr. Levitan received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music Performance and in Music Education from Temple University —both magna cum laude—and was named “Most Promising Musician” on graduation. He studied with Margarita Montanaro, (retired) Co-Principal Harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and internationally acclaimed harpists Susann McDonald and Susanna Mildonian, as well as the well-known late Bay Area Harpists Anne Adams, Marcella DeCray, and Phyllis Schlomovitz.

  • Paul Rhodes
    Paul Rhodes

    Paul Rhodes, Cello, received the Bachelor of Arts in Music from Dominican College, where he studied with Margaret Rowell, and the Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin after studies with Paul Olefsky. Paul is a member of the Oakland Symphony and, in the summer, the Carmel Bach Festival. Locally, he has worked with the symphonies of Berkeley, Marin, California, Sacramento and San Jose as well as with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, and Earplay. Outside the area he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, Brandywine Baroque, Orchestra of Santa Fe, Reinische Philharmonie, and the Jugend im Musik festival in Vienna.

  • Pierre Joubert
    Pierre Joubert


Sunset Center Foyer
Sunset Center Foyer
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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