We hereby salute Nadya King, Millennium Harper to the Young Elders of Western Oregon.
Read her story at her website, here.
During her Millennium Year 2007, Nadya performed on 32 occasions, at a wide variety of solemn and joyful events. They include, 6 retirement homes, 5 church services, 4 weddings, 3 holiday bazaars, 3 Christmas parties, two open house events, and one memorial service. In September, she was present with her harp on Transition Day for a hospice patient.
On Valentines' Day and Saint Patrick's Day, she performed at local bistros.
In late November, she began giving harp lessons to her 7-year-old grand-daughter, Alyssa. She visited Columbus Elementary, Alyssa's school and the two of them performed together for second and third grade classrooms. Nadya performed and gave time for kids to connect with harp and strings. She also made a handout coloring sheet for distribution at the Christmas bazaars and classroom events.
Other appearances include a TV interview for 'Arts Alive', an Insurance Company lobby, and several visits to the harp circle in Corvallis.
Nadya created a scrapbook documenting the year's events, with photos and stories. For more, check out some of the links in this story, and visit Nadya's website at http://ladyharper.com/.