“The goal of the festival is to introduce the harp and foster an appreciation for it,” Horne said. “We hope to make the festival an annual event with more people joining us each year.”
Horne said the teachers wanted to have the festival at Dixie State College because of its prominent tie to the community. Dixie State College has been supportive of the overall goal of the festival and has made several in-kind donations including the use of a rental harp and performance hall.
Glenn Webb, the Chairman of the Music Department at Dixie State College, said the event will benefit both the St. George community and the Dixie State College Music Department.
“This event will enrich the culture of the area and is the type of thing we look to support,” Webb said. “It is very much in line with the values and goals of the music department."
The duo recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall on Oct. 20. Music lovers throughout the community are invited to attend. The cost of admission to the recital is $5 for general admission and $1 for Dixie State College faculty and students. Tickets are now available online at tickets.dixie.edu and will also be available at the door.