Nothing sets the mood, or touches the heart more than music. The grace and beauty of the harp will make an indelible impression on your guests.
Harpist Ann Lobotzke has devoted her entire career to music. Ann understands how important every detail of your event is to you. Weddings, corporate events, parties, holiday gatherings, store promotions, bridal or baby showers, memorial services, high tea, conventions and banquets are all enhanced by the lyrical music of the harp. Ann's repertoire extends from classical music to celtic melodies, to contemporary tunes made popular on iTunes, television, radio, Broadway stage and the silver screen. All are woven seamlessly into a memorable musical tapestry. Do you have a special song? Many tunes can be adapted into a harp solo to be featured at your wedding. Ann's music is always at a discreet volume, providing the perfect atmosphere for your guests to enjoy their conversations. Expecting a large gathering? Amplification can be provided upon request.
Ann Lobotzke has a vibrant career in music, and holds degrees in harp performance. Ann performs extensively for weddings and special events. Extended engagements at the Pfister Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Hotel have given her the opportunity to develop musical selections that will please your guests. She plays both the classic concert harp and the celtic harp.
Ann plays in orchestras on the concert stage, radio and television broadcasts, and for numerous stage productions. Highlights have been performances with Josh Groban, the Irish Tenors, Idina Menzel, Luciano Pavorotti, Frank Sinatra Jr., and several large scale video game concerts. Ann is principal harpist for the Milwaukee Ballet, a frequent substitute and second harpist for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, harpist for the Skylight Music Theater and the contemporary music group Present Music. Other organizations employing Ann's talents are the Chicagoland Pops, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Choral Artists, and Fireside Theater. Her orchestral venues have been as diverse as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Chicago Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Teatro Amadeo Roldan in Havana, Cuba. Along with award winning harpist Julie Ann Smith, Ann presented a duo harp recital as the opening concert of the American Suzuki Institute. Other memorable performances were a presentation of Benjamin Britten's choral masterwork “A Ceremony of Carols” before the Consul General of Slovenia, and high tea for Sarah, Duchess of York.
One of the distinct rewards of playing the harp is being a part of the special moments in life. Whether the event is joyous or solemn, Ann considers it an honor to create just the right music to mark the occasion. Let harpist Ann Lobotzke bring the elegance and distinction of harp music to your celebration.