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Power Cords: ‘Harp Extravaganza’ At Berklee

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BOSTON — The harp was a favored instrument of the ancients. And it retains a place in the classical repertoire. But it often feels like an eccentric outlier in the world of music. Which is part of what makes Berklee College of Music’s “Harp Extravaganza” compelling.

At the 10 annual recital of Berklee harpists at Berk Recital Hall (1140 Boylston St., Boston) at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 the instrument isn’t rare, but comes to the forefront. Last year’s program included a Michael Jackson medley and the Billy Strayhorn standard for Duke Ellington’s orchestra, “Take the ‘A’ Train” (see videos).

This Monday’s free program includes a Claude Debussy harp sonata and music by Israeli composer Ami Ma’Ayami.

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