University Communications

“An Irish Evening” Event

The Irish Studies Program of Immaculata University is hosting An Irish Evening, a concert and reception, on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall on the university´s campus.
The concert, by Celtic harpist and historian Ellen Tepper, and reception are part of Immaculata´s spring series in Irish Studies. Ms. Tepper´s program combines humor with harp history and anecdotes on the origins of the music. Her repertoire includes ancient Irish harp tunes, Scottish, Baroque, medieval melodies, and Renaissance dance numbers.
Ellen Tepper was born in New York but spent most of her childhood in Vienna, Austria, where she began to study harp at the age of eight. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts with a degree in harp performance. In addition to pedal harp repertoire, Ms. Tepper is a versatile performer on the Romanesque medieval harp and the Celtic harp. She has performed with the Philadelphia Renaissance Wind Band, the Historical Harp Society and Early Music at Penn. As an authority of the early harp, she is in demand as a lecturer and performer.
Tickets are $20.00 and $15.00 for senior citizens and may be reserved by calling Sister Marie Hubert at 610-647-4400, ext. 3720 or email at mkealy@immaculata.edu.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.