Harpist, Adele Stinson

Harp from San Jose, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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BOOKED 84 days ago

$250 - $600 per event
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About
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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Private Party

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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.

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Harpist, Adele Stinson’s Response:

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

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Church Service

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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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Holiday Party

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We have a great experience, she was very cordial with the kids and a great Harpist. On time and played more than expected.

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Memorial Service

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We can't say enough good things about Ms. Stinson. --She played at our Father's Memorial Service. She selected beautiful soothing pieces which she performed brilliantly. The positive responses that we received from our family and friends were overwhelming. We were also very grateful that Ms. Stinson was so accommodating and flexible. The Priest changed the order and selections for the ceremony at least three different times-- and each time she focused on "making it happen". We would be honored to recommend Ms. Stinson to family and friends. And, when the opportunity arises, I'm sure we will hire her again as well.

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Holiday Party

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Adele was great-- very prompt, professional, and played beautifully.

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School Assembly

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Adele did a terrific job mixing playing with explaining the history and makeup of the harp at grade level to our students. She went above and beyond with her props, including her dress with a harp painted on it. She played classical harp music as well as Disney favorites for the kids. She was very organized and animated in her presentation. And she let the kids play the harp at the end, which they all loved. Wonderful job.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Sep
5
Club Event
Redwood City, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Private Party
Los Gatos, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
May
10
Mother's Day Party
Manteca, CA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Sep
9
Retirement Party
San Jose, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
Anniversary Party
Mountain View, CA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Apr
1
Fundraiser
Menlo Park, CA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Feb
14
Community Event
San Jose, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Jul
21
Corporate Function
Santa Clara, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Dec
9
Holiday Party
Los Gatos, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Dec
24
Church Service
Aptos, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Dec
19
Holiday Party
Palo Alto, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Dec
11
Holiday Party
Los Gatos, CA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Oct
5
Wedding
Half Moon Bay, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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
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Phantom of the Opera
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Cats
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Evita
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Beauty and the Beast
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Aladdin
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The Little Mermaid
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Mulan
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Flower Drum Song
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The King and I
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The Sound of Music
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Lion King
MultiCultural Melodies
Music from 2 dozen countries
Harp
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note Harpist, Adele Stinson will also travel to Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Alviso, Los Altos, Coyote, Moffett Field, Mountain View, Holy City, Mount Hamilton, Redwood Estates, Fremont, Palo Alto, Stanford, Newark, Boulder Creek, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Sunol, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Atherton, Morgan Hill, New Almaden, Union City, La Honda.
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