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Harpist, Adele Stinson Harpist from San Jose, CA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 4.5 | 7 Reviews
  • 21 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Harpist - Adele Stinson a resident of San Jose, California has studied the harp since the age of 13. Since 1998, She has performed professionally in weddings, receptions, parties, retirement communities, memorial services, schools, churches and conventions throughout the San Francisco bay area. She frequently performs popular, musical/movie themes, decades, classical, nature tunes, holiday, multi-cultural, Celtic, Disney, opera and meditational music. Adele stays current in her field by attending conventions around the world such as The World Harp Congress (in Dublin, Amsterdam, and Vancouver), the American Harp Society (San Francisco and Philadelphia), the Lyon and Healy Pop Harp Festival Santa Barbara), and the Somerset Harp Festival (San Jose). Adele's harp is unique, modern and innovative: an azure blue acoustic-electric pedal harp made in France by Camac. It's a double-faceted instrument--traditional acoustic harp and amplified electric harp with special effects on Adele's sound system. "As a teenager, I came across a newspaper article, "Harpist on Horseback" about a girl who loved horses and harp. As soon as I saw the illustration, I knew I just had to play the harp. Over the years, I was lucky enough to work with world-famous harpists Phyllis Schlomovitz and Paul Hurst who both inspired me to play my favorite music--popular, movie themes, musicals, and nature pieces."


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Avg 4.5 | 7 Reviews

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Review by Peggy S.

Club EventReviewed on September 21, 2020From Redwood City, CA

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our event was canceled. Adele was very understanding and gracious in dealing with this situation that was beyond our control. When we are able to reschedule, we will again cotact Adele for our event.

Harpist, Adele Stinson:

Thank you so much, Peggy! I was very sorry also that corona prevented your national music box/player piano groups from having their convention at which I was scheduled to play. I had spent lots of time finding popular and classical songs requested; nature pieces where the harp imitates waterfalls, fountains, rivers, oceans, breezes; figurines showing harps from many countries to supplement my speech on the history, parts, and sounds of a harp; and research on the invention of a "player harp". I hope you'll be able to reschedule your event for another time!

Review by april r.

Private PartyReviewed on June 23, 2019From Los Gatos, CA

She was a great harpist but was difficult and rude at set up. If you hire her make sure you are prepared to help with set up and take down which we gladly did but would have appreciated if she was more polite when asking for help.

Harpist, Adele Stinson:

I'm very sorry that my harp services did not meet your expectations. I strive to provide exceptional service to my clients and I'm extremely disappointed that this wasn't the case for your event. I arrived exactly on time, played 2 hours with a 5 minute break in 88 degree heat and played a little extra so as not to interrupt a party game. Upon arrival, I pulled down the drive as per directions, then rushed unloading so another car could exit. I wasn't trying to be argumentative when I told 1 of the party planners that I preferred to use my own extension cords, I just knew that they were the right gauge to power my speaker-amp. Similarly, when I asked about the loca

Review by Gail S.

Church ServiceReviewed on December 26, 2013From Aptos, CA

Adele was prompt, reliable, communicative & thorough. She acted like a pro had wonderful equipment & support. My only tiny suggestion is that she played almost everything very slowly, while relaxing & beautiful, a few songs could have used a slightly faster tempo. But she did play very competently and gracefully otherwise. I would recommend her anytime.

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Song List 

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  • Classical and Wedding
  • Pachelbel | The Celebrated Canon
  • Bach | Ave Maria
  • Bach | Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach | Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Bach | Air on a G String
  • Beethoven | Fur Elise
  • Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
  • Beethoven | Ode to Joy
  • Handel | Larghetto
  • Handel | Largo
  • Chopin | Polonaise (Till the End of Time)
  • Chopin | Moderato Cantabile (from 'Fantaisie Impromptu')
  • Chopin | Raindrop Prelude
  • Chopin | Valse Brillante
  • Clarke | Trumpet Voluntary
  • Clarke | King William's March
  • Strauss | Blue Danube Waltz
  • Strauss | Emperor Waltz
  • Strauss | Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • Schubert | Ave Maria
  • Wagner | Bride's March
  • Mendelssohn | Wedding March
  • Purcell | Trumpet Tune
  • Purcell | Trumpet Piece
  • Schumann | Traumerei
  • Massenet | Meditation from 'Thais'
  • Rachmaninoff | l8th Variation from Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini
  • Campra | Rigaudon
  • Respighi | Siciliana
  • Andrea Bocelli | Time to Say Good-bye
  • Andrea Bocelli | The Prayer
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein | Wedding Processional
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein | Morning Hymn and Alleluia
  • Telemann | First, Second, and Third Trumpet Tunes
  • Popular
  • Andrea Boccelli | The Prayer
  • Andrea Boccelli | Time to Say Goodbye
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber | All I ask of You
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber | Angel of Music
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber | Memory
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber | Music of the Night
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber | Think of Me
  • Barry | Somewhere in Time
  • Elton John | Your Song
  • Elvis Presley | Love Me Tender
  • Elvis Presley | Can't Help Falling in Love
  • Elton John | Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  • Enya | Only Time
  • Gordon | Unforgettable
  • Keith Stegall | I Do (Cherish You)
  • Horner | My Heart Will Go On from "Titanic"
  • McBroom | The Rose
  • North | Unchained Melody
  • Schlomovitz (arranger) | Lara's Theme
  • Schlomovitz (arranger) | Love Story
  • Shania Twain | From This Moment On
  • Shania Twain | You're Still the One
  • Nature Pieces
  • Breezes | Dear Father
  • Fountains and Waterfalls | Magic Fountain
  • Rivers | Delta Songs
  • Oceans | Sea Changes
  • Nights | Chanson dans la Nuit
  • Wings | Wind Beneath my Wings
  • Wings | On Eagle's Wings
  • Musicals and Operettas
  • . | Phantom of the Opera
  • . | Cats
  • . | Evita
  • . | Beauty and the Beast
  • . | Aladdin
  • . | The Little Mermaid
  • . | Mulan
  • . | Flower Drum Song
  • . | The King and I
  • . | The Sound of Music
  • . | Lion King
  • MultiCultural Melodies | Music from 2 dozen countries

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Past Events

July 8, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Saratoga, CA
May 9, 2021 • Community Event
Sun11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sunnyvale, CA
September 5, 2020 • Club Event
Sat2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Redwood City, CA
December 29, 2019 • Anniversary Party
Sun12:00 PM - 2:00 PM San Jose, CA
June 22, 2019 • Private Party
Sat12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Los Gatos, CA
May 10, 2018 • Mother's Day Party
Thu4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Manteca, CA
September 9, 2017 • Retirement Party
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Jose, CA
July 1, 2017 • Anniversary Party
Sat5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Mountain View, CA
April 1, 2017 • Fundraiser
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Menlo Park, CA
February 14, 2017 • Community Event
Tue11:00 AM - 12:00 PM San Jose, CA
July 21, 2015 • Corporate Function
Tue2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Santa Clara, CA
December 9, 2014 • Holiday Party
Tue6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Los Gatos, CA

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