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Ben Melsky

Classical Harp from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$275 - $1000 per event
Harpist Ben Melsky is originally from Chicago holding both Bachelor of Music and Master of of Music degrees from Northwestern University. As a soloist, he has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the Millenium Stage Conservatory Project, was a 2008 winner of the Northwestern University Concerto Competition with Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto, and has performed major concerti with the Instituto Cervantes Orchestra of Chicago, Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Middletown Symphony Orchestra, Southern Illinois Summer Music Festival, and Music Institute of Chicago's World's Fair Concert Series. Recently he has been heard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Follies and Sunday in the Park With George and Writer's Theater's A Little Night Music, and has recorded at the Goodman Theater for their production of Animal Crackers.


As an orchestral musician he currently plays principal harp with the Joffrey Ballet and the Ann Arbor Symphony and has played with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Illinois Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Classical Symphony Orchestra, Northern Illinois University Symphony, Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra and FullScore Orchestra among others. Recently he was heard as part of NYC's Ecstatic Music Festival with ensembles Deerhoof and Dal Niente.

Ben has extensive training in many styles and has a diverse repertoire that includes classical, Jewish music, Celtic and Welsh music, Spanish music, Latin American music, jazz, pop, and more. He is available for weddings, ceremonies, receptions, parties, luncheons, dinners, church services, religious services, memorials, etc. He also has experience working with other instrumentalists and vocalists.


He currently maintains a private studio in addition to being an associate faculty member at Glenbrook South and Glenbrook North High Schools.


Please visit my website for more information, sample clips, photo, and contract information.


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Ben was great. My feedback from my group is that they want him back and a number have asked me how to book him. It was a great program. Ben knew his stuff

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Ben was an excellant addition to the wedding recption. I would recommend him highly. Anne Egan Chicago

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Hanukkah Celebration

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Ben was a wonderful addition to our event. He was extremely professional, and friendly. Everyone loved the beautiful music that he added to the evening. I HIGHLY recommend Ben to anyone.

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2013
Feb
14
Club Event
Chicago Heights, IL
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2011
Sep
17
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2010
Apr
24
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Chicago, IL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2009
Dec
19
Hanukkah Celebration
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Classical Harp
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Please note Ben Melsky will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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