The San Diego Chapter of the American Harp Society and Mission Trails Regional Park are sponsoring a free one-hour concert on Sunday, April 21. The 3 p.m. concert will feature two accomplished local musicians, Julia Marie Schorn, harpist, and Catherine Marie Marshall, flutist. Both are local residents and students at Canyon Crest Academy. The concert will also feature harpists Maho Morikawa and Christina Sumprer.
Julia and Catherine will perform the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, Movement II, accompanied by Rebecca Ramirez on piano. The program will also feature a unique selection of harp pieces, including Sonatina for Harp by Sergiu Natra, Impromptu by Gabriel Faure, Le Rossignol by Franz Liszt, Sonata No.1 by John Parry, and Prelude and Sonatina by F.J. Naderman.
Julia Marie Schorn, 18, is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, where she is a member of the Instrumental Music Conservatory Program. Julia is the principal harpist of the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. She is in her sixth year with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. She has been selected for the prestigious CODA California All State Honors Orchestra the past two years.
Julia is the president of the CCA Music Moves Community Service Club in which she organizes monthly community outreach performances, with other student musicians, vocalists, and dancers, primarily in nursing homes and settings where the homebound residents do not have the opportunity to attend concerts or recitals. Julia performs in many venues and enjoys performing with the St. Therese of Carmel Adult Choir. Julia began her musical studies on the piano at the age of 5. She began her studies on the pedal harp at age 12 under Sheila Sterling, retired principal harpist of the San Diego Symphony. She performs on a Salvi Apollo Concert Grand harp.
Catherine Marie Marshall, 16, is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy and has been playing the flute for six years. She also enjoys playing piccolo and percussion. Catherine is first flute in the CCA Wind Ensemble and was principal flute in this year’s San Dieguito Union High School District Honor Band. She is also in the Instrumental Music Conservatory at Canyon Crest Academy, as well as Samba Corvo Brazilian drum line. Catherine has been playing flute weekly in the St. Therese of Carmel Teen Choir for the last four years, and recently started teaching flute as well. Catherine has studied with Dr. Elena Yarritu for the past four years.
The concert will be held in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Theater, located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail San Diego, 92119, and will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit the Mission Trails Regional Park website: http://www.mtrp.org/, click Events –News.
For more information about Julia Marie Schorn, visit her website at: http://www.juliamarieharp.com.