Instrument Family



Treble and Bass Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

Early 1800s

Fun Facts

  • A musician who plays the harp is called a harpist.
  • The harp consists of three parts: the frame, the strings, and the pedals.
  • To play the harp, harpists ‘pluck’ the strings.
  • The harp is the national symbol of Ireland.

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Harp

Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique Movement 2

Watch Columbus Symphony Associate Harpist Rachel Miller introduce the harp!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Harp

None at this time

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