Local harpist Kristy Kline started formal studies at age 12 with Laura Erb, a famous harpist and teacher who worked on the musical arrangements for films such as The Godfather
, Love Story
and Fiddler on the Roof
. Shortly after that, Kline, who attended Ohio University and majored in harp performance, began performing around town.
She led a harp ensemble and performed locally for 12 years at the Ritz Carlton where she had impromptu sessions with classic rockers such as Robert Plant, Rodger Daltry and Billy Joel. She’ll perform with a new ensemble of three electric harps on Aug. 27 at the Alex Theatre
, which is located at the Metropolitan 9 hotel. Nick Malusky starts the event off at 7 p.m. with a modern dance performance. Admission is free but reservations are required. Go to the Alex Theatre website for more info.