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Emily Granger
March 25, 2016Emily finishes Te Araroa Trail!Four and a half months, 3,000 kilometers, 4 million steps, a lost boot, a few slips and
November 10, 2015Sydney Opera House Debut REVIEW! 4/5 Stars"Virtuosic and versatile, an evening showing off the neglected riches of the recorder and the harp."

"Granger and Crossley should of course be commended for their musical skill and technical prowess, after a concert of largely faultless, well-executed playing, but for constructing an evening of such bold, uncompromising, pioneering music they deserve a standing ovation. Trailblazers, while not always popular, should be fearless, and this was a performance that wasn’t just brave, but also brilliant."

December 22, 20142015 Concert UpdatesI am so pleased to share with you my upcoming concerts for 2015. This year marks a lot of firsts for me. I will be performing at the Curtist Institute of Music, The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, and the Sydney Opera House's Utoz Room! I will be making returns to Carnegie's Weill Hall, Lyon & Heally Hall and the University of Chicago's Fulton Recital Hall. Check the Calendar for more info! Happy New Year!
October 3, 2013Harp & Recorder CollaborationAlicia Crossley had the pleasure of meeting American harpist Emily Ann Granger when performing in Chicago in 2012. With both Alicia and Emily having an interest in contemporary music it seemed only natural that the two should join forces to create new pieces and breathe life into some old favourites. The duo will be presenting concerts for Australian audiences in 2015 which will include the premiere of new works by Tristan Coelho and Mark Oliveiro. Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting collaboration.
March 9, 2013Saint-Saens Morceau de Concerto YouTube VideoThe video from Emily's performance July 2012 is now up on YouTube.
March 7, 2013Chicago Harp QuartetCheck out Emily's newest project the Chicago Harp Quartet. Follow us on Twitter @ChicagoHarpQ and like us on

February 22, 2013VanderCook College of MusicEmily to join the faculty at VanderCook College of Music.
September 28, 2012Emily named Harp InstructorEmily is the new Harp Instructor at the Chicago West Community Music Center.
September 12, 2012Civic Orchestra of ChicagoEmily will begin her 2 year journey as Principal Harp in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago this week. The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the only program of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra.
March 13, 2012National Repertory OrchestraEmily has been accepted to participate in the National Repertory Orchestra from June 10 - August 4 and will also be featured as a concerto soloist.
January 12, 2012Follow Emily on Twitter and FacebookEmily is now on twitter and facebook follow at @emilyanngranger
Emily Ann Granger is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and the Chicago College (BM) of the Performing Arts (MM). Miss Granger served as Principal Harpist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2012-2014 and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Ars Viva Symphony, Lansing (MI) Symphony including concerts with Yo-Yo Ma, Riccardo Muti, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann and Janelle Monáe.

October 2015, Emily gave her Sydney Opera House Debut with recorder player, Alicia Crossley as the culmination of her first Australian tour as Duality. As a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Curtis Institute of Music, Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, LIVE from 98.7 WFMT, Arts Club of Chicago, Norton Building Concert Series, DiMenna Center (NYC), Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Festival and Summer Concert Series, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and presented masterclasses and educational residencies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, New York University, Play on Philly!, and American Harp Society National Conference (New Orleans).

Emily won the 2015 Farewell Trust Award through the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition. Emily has performed concerti with the National Repertory Orchestra, Heritage Philharmonic, Chicago College of Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Northland Symphony Orchestra and the Indiana University New Music Ensemble. Miss Granger is on faculty at the VanderCook College of Music, British School of Chicago and coaches the Chicago Harp Ensemble. Her students have attended Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Blue Lake Arts Camp and have won top prizes at many local competitions including Chicago Chapter of the American Harp Society Solo Competition.

Granger successfully completed a through hike of New Zealand via the 3,000 kilometer Te Araroa trail taking her 138 days to complete the journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff. This summer she plans to hike California's John Muir Trail and the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.

The harp is an elegant addition for any affair. Emily has performed hundreds of events across the Greater Chicago Area and has been repeatedly engaged in some of Chicago’s finest Hotels, Restaurants, and Private Clubs including:

• The Willis Tower
• The Art Institute of Chicago
• The Mid-America Club
• Omni Hotel Chicago
• Symphony Center
• The University Club of Chicago
• Chicago Downtown Marriott
• Union League Club of Chicago
• Blackstone Hotel
• The Auditorium Theater
• theWit Hotel
• Harris Theater
• The Drake Hotel
• McCormick Place
• Fourth Presbyterian Church
• J.W. Marriott
• The Chicago Club

Emily has performed wedding ceremonies ranging from Catholic Wedding Masses to Secular Ceremonies, Civil Unions to Hindu Weddings. Emily is dedicated working with you to make your special day memorable.

• Background Harp Packages starting at $300*

• Wedding Ceremony Packages starting at $350**

Please contact Emily directly to check availability and for a custom quote.

*includes unlimited e-mail and phone correspondence

**includes private consultation with the Bride to select ceremony music

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Past Performances

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Flute and Harp Recital
University of Chicago
1010 E. 59th Street, Goodspeed Hall, 4th Floor
J.S. Bach Flute Sonata in G Minor BWV 1020
Vincent Persichetti Serenade No. 10 Op. 79
Astor Pizzolla History of the Tango
Café 1930
Bordel 1900

Friday, October 9, 2015
Sydney Opera House Debut
Ultzon Room
Recital with Alicia Crossley, Baroque Recorder
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Bellingen Festival
Bellingen, Australia
Concert with Alicia Crossley, Baroque Recorder
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday Morning Music Series
Chicago Botanic Garden
Back by popular demand, the Chicago Harp Quartet will present a free concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Summer Lyon & Healy Hall Concert Series
Lyon & Healy Hall
Chicago, IL
The Chicago Harp Quartet returns to Lyon & Healy Hall as part of their 2015 Summer Concert Series. The program will feature both old and new repertoire including two sets of Spanish influenced dance music.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Presents the Chicago Harp Quartet
City Winery
Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tea Time Concert Series Presents Emily Granger, Harp
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Chicago Philharmonic
Pick-Staiger Hall
Evanston, IL
Scott Speck, Conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Debussy: La mer

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Chicago Harp Quartet Debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall
Festival Chamber Music Concert Series

Eriko Sato, Violin and Viola
Katie Lansdale, Violin and Viola
Ruth Sommers, Cello
Mikhail Hallak, Piano
Guest Artists: The Chicago Harp Quartet

BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (arr. M.L. Williams)
KLEIN String Trio
ALFREDO ORTIZ Dance Suite for Harp Quartet
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
CHQ in Residency with Play on Philly
Philadelphia, PA
Workshops and Recital at the Curtis Institute of Music
Monday, March 16, 2015
Musicians Club of Women
The Chicago Harp Quartet will perform for the Musicians Club of Women at the Historic Union League Club joined by Soprano Maire O'Brien.

Members only concert and luncheon.

Sunday, February 15, 2015
McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park
Join the Chicago Harp Quartet for a lovely afternoon concert of upbeat dance music.

Tickets are Free and given away based on a lottery system. Only 90 are available, so contact the Museum early to get your name on the list!

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Harp & Flute Duo in Recital
Newbury Library Rubbles Hall
Chicago, IL
Stephen Kleiman's Song, Dances and Allegretto for Harp and Flute
Henry Wiliford, flute

Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Magic Victrola
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Written by David Kersnar and Jacqueline Russell
Featuring music by Mozart, Bizet, and others

Two children playing in an attic make a wonderful discovery — an old trunk that belonged to their grandparents. And it's filled with costumes, props, opera albums and an old Victrola! So what happens when the kids start to play the old recordings? Magic — that's what! Scenes from beloved operas suddenly come to life!

60 minutes of fun and music for kids ages 5-10
Featuring members of the Ryan Opera Center plus the Lyric Opera Orchestra

Monday, January 12, 2015
LIVE from WFMT featuring the Chicago Harp Quartet
The Chicago Harp Quartet will return to the live radio broadcast series. The broadcast will last from 8-10pm and include a live concert as well as interviews of all four Quartet members.

In Chicago, you can listen on 98.7FM or listen via the internet at www.wfmt.com

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series
2nd Floor Art Gallery
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
St. James Chapel Second Saturday Concert Series
St. James Chapel at The Quigley Center
Chicago, IL
The Friends of the Windows Les Amis des Bitraux present...
Chicago Harp Quartet

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Festival of Trees & Music
McIntosh Goodrich Mansion
Milwaukee, WI
Admission is Free. Suggested $10 donation for adults and $5 for children.
Chicago Harp Quartet in Recital
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
2014 Diane & Simon Zunamon Memorial Fine Arts Music Series
Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation
The Chicago Harp Quartet will present a full-length chamber concert including selections from their recently released debut CD and new repertoire premiere in the 2014-15 season.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Emily Solos with the Heritage Philharmonic
Tri-City Ministries
Independence, MO
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane
Saint-Saeëns Morceau De Concert Op. 154

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Emily Solos with the Northland Symphony
Park Hill South High School
Kansas City, MO
Debussy Danse Sacreée et Danse Profane
Saint-Saeëns Morceau de Concert Op. 154

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Solo Harp Recital
Evangelical Covenant Church
Clay Center, KS
Emily will be presenting a solo harp recital for the Clay Center Arts Council.
Handel Concerto in B-flat
Salzedo Chanson dans la nuit
Francisque Courante, Pavane & Bransles
Bach Solfeggietto
Durand Valse in E-flat Major Op. 83
Watkins Fire Dance from Petite Suite

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Ifukube 100: A Legacy of Monster Music
Pickwick Theatre
Park Ridge, IL
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Festival!
Lyon & Healy Harps
Chicago, IL
Friday, December 6, 2013
Artists in Recital, Emily Granger
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Chapel
Chicago, IL
An afternoon of Debussy's original works and transcriptions for harp.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Harp Day
Lyon and Healy Harps
Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 14, 2013
International Beethoven Project
Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL
Wagner - Overture to Tristan und Isolde
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Sunday, June 23, 2013
Students of Emily Granger Studio Recital
North Shore Retirement Home
Evanston, IL
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Cocktail Hour and Dinner
Lake Forest, IL
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Birthday Party
Wilmette, IL
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dinner at the Chicago Club
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti Conducts Beethoven
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti Conducts Beethoven
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
Friday, June 14, 2013
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti Conducts Beethoven
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti Conducts Beethoven
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
Monday, May 20, 2013
Janelle Monáe with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
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Alicia Crossley, Recorderclick here for more info
Todd Rosenberg Photographyhttp://www.toddrphoto.com/
Chicago Harp Quartethttp://chicagoharpquartet.com/
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Harp Departmenthttp://mypage.iu.edu/~mcdonald/index.html
VanderCook College of Musichttp://www.vandercook.edu/
Emma GersteinFlutisthttp://www.emmagerstein.com
Aestheticize MediaWeb/Graphic Designhttp://www.aestheticize.com/
British School of Chicagoclick here for more info
Impromptu Op. 86
Serenade No. 10
No. 2
Serenade No. 10
No. 7
En Bateau

LIVE from The Kennedy Center - Chicago Harp QuartetLive Performance from June 21, 2015
Millennium Stage
National YoungArts Foundation
Obake Sin | Prepared Recorders & Harp | Mark OliveiroAlicia Crossley | Recorders
Emily Granger | Harp

LIVE Recording from Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room

October 9, 2015
Spanish Dance No. 1from La Vida Breve / Manuel de Falla arr. MLWChicago Harp Quartet
LIVE from Lyon & Healy 2015 Summer Concert Series
Five Portraits / Nicholas Davies / Chicago Harp QuartetWorld Premiere Performance
Lyon & Healy Hall Chicago, IL
Lyon & Healy Summer Concert Series
Mozart Harp and Flute Concerto Movement 1Emily Granger, Harp
Gaby Vargas, Flute
February 2013
Mozart Harp and Flute Concerto Movement 2Emily Granger, Harp
Gaby Vargas, Flute
February 2013
Mozart Harp and Flute Concerto Movement 3Emily Granger, Harp
Gaby Vargas, Flute
February 2013
Saint Saens Morceau de Concert for Harp & OrchestraEmily Ann Granger, Harp
Robert Moody, Conductor
National Repertory Orchestra
Saint Saens Morceau de Concert for Harp & OrchestraEmily Ann Granger, Harp
Robert Moody, Conductor
National Repertory Orchestra
Emily is currently accepting and encouraging new harp students of all ages and levels.
Her private teaching studio currently includes
students ages 8-60 from beginners to advanced college students. Emily’s students have won prizes in many
competitions, most recently First Prize in the Advanced Division at the GCCAHS 2nd Annual Scholarship Competition. In
addition to being on faculty at the VanderCook College of Music, British School of Chicago, and an instructor for the Chicago Harp Ensemble, Emily has taught at the Interlochen Center of the Arts
and Indiana University’s Pre-College Harp Program. Please contact Emily for more information about private lessons.