If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
Inception: San Diego, 1997
Influences: Grant Horrocks (Academic Director of Southern California Conservatory of Music), Maria Casale (graduate of Juilliard school of Music), Susan Allen (California Arts Institute faculty), Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (internationally acclaimed Paraguayan Harpist), Michael Rado (San Francisco Opera Theatre), Stella Castelluci (renown pop and jazz harpist), Ellie Choate (New California Conservatory faculty), Carolyn Sykes (Pacific Harps)
Sonia Marie Olivas performs as Harp Enchantment, playing enchanting harp and piano music for weddings, tea partys, senior events, concerts, funerals, church services, and birthdays.
Olivas earned her B.A. degree in Music from California State University of Northridge with a post baccalaureate emphasis on Early Childhood Education, as well as attending the Southern California Conservatory of Music.