Playing With My Heart and Soul
As a celebrated professional freelance harpist for over thirty-three years, Suzanne Hershey has performed in many venues, mostly in Pittsburgh, but also across the world. She has been the featured harpist for several years in the early 1980's on Saturday and Sunday evenings in the Palm Court of the William Penn Hotel, including their Sunday brunches there in the Terrace Room.This was followed almost immediately by over twelve years as the Sunday brunch harpist delighting audiences at the historic Grand Concourse at Station Square. After playing weekly at the Vista Hotel in Pittsburgh, Suzanne dazzled her audience for over three months at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo. With a few short "gigs" in Paris and Grand Cayman,
Suzanne has continued to play for weddings, bar mitzvahs, funerals, all kinds of professional organizations and private parties at such venues as The Duquesne Club, ranked in the country as "The number one private club in America". At the Pittsburgh Golf Club, Fox Chapel Golf Club and many other private clubs, her brilliance continued. She has performed for boutiques, and building openings such as Oxford Center's opening. She is still remembered as part of Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Christmas celebrations and at their fashion shows, and also in many famous gardens such as Phipps and Hartwood Acres. She has even played in a birthing room at Magee Women's Hospital as well as during a burial at a grave site.
Suzanne has played for as many as 800 people and as few as two for their anniversaries. She has given Master classes at both Duquesne University and at Eastman School of Music.
“Passacaille” by Handel
“Clair de Lune” by Debussey
"Prelude in C" by Bach
"Canon in D" by Pachelbel
Phantom of the Opera
I play all classical music by composers, Bach, Handel, Debussy, Grandjany (the harpist that started the harp department at Juilliard), Pachelbel, Purcell etc.
I play at private, public and corporate special events. Whether it’s a large reception or an intimate dinner for two, my focus is on creating the right atmosphere to commemorate your very special occasion!
For Business Gatherings, Various Openings, Bar Mitzvahs, Christenings, Funerals, Private Parties, etc...
I play a combination of Classical music or Popular Music, if, in fact that’s appropriate. By “popular” I mean show type songs and movie themes