Ruth Bennett

Harp from Center Moriches, NY - Will travel up to 80 miles
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Praised as “a solid musician with a beautiful sound and impressively refined playing” (Bart van Oort- chairman, Dutch International Harp Contest 2012), Ruth is an exceptional performer with years of experience providing beautiful music for a variety of events ranging from solo recitals and recording sessions to weddings and private parties. Her playing has taken her all over the world from touring Japan with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, to performing as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Peru. She has performed in some of the finest hotels in New York including afternoon tea at the St.Regis, Ritz-Carlton, and special events at the Plaza Hotel and the Rainbow Room at NBC Studios. A versatile performer, she also appeared in Broadway hits such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Producers” and “The Fantasticks”.
Performing across the United States, Mexico, Asia and Europe she has shared the stage with artists such as Placido Domingo, Reneé Fleming, Elton John, Sarah Brightman, Armando Manzanero and Duncan Sheik to name a few. She holds advanced performance degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Eastman School of Music and has been a top prize winner in international and national competitions.
Most recently (2018), Ruth has been a trialist for principal harp with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England.

Ruth is passionate about what she does and takes great pride in tailoring each event to her clients taste, whether it be helping to choose the music, making her own arrangements, or getting into costume (!). She will also be delighted to accommodate your specific requests for music. You will find her to be easy to work with and you and your guests will be delighted with the results!
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Wedding Ceremony

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I was so lucky to find Ruth just a month and a half before the wedding (probably bc my wedding was on a Sunday) after my previous harpist cancelled on me last minute after I had booked her a year prior. Ruth was so incredibly easy to work with. I sent her a list of songs, she learned most of not all of them for me, despite the fact that she didn't already have experience with them. She was on time, professional, courteous and very low maintenance. (Unlike the other harpist who was very difficult to work with (Sylvia Kowaluski). From what I hear, the music was wonderful (even tho I was walking). I asked a handful of people including musicians who were present.

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Ruth was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first moment we got in touch with her. She really set an airy and light mood for our daughter's rooftop tea-party themed 1st birthday. I could not have been happier and could not recommend her more highly. She showed up on time, ready to play her absolutely stunning harp and even learned two new songs that we requsted her to play - some challenging pieces meant for Spanish Guitar. She pulled it all off flawlessly. Do yourself a favor and book Ruth for your event!

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Ruth is really great! We hired her to play for our wedding at the Allegria in Long Beach. She was extraordinarily cooperative and helpful; extremely patient with our many (and probably conflicting) requests; and offered many great suggestions about the music for different parts of the evening. She even arranged for a Skype session so we could "meet." At the wedding, Ruth played really beautifully, has wonderful style, was extremely friendly and pleasant, and really made a fantastic contribution to our wedding. We cannot not compliment her enough and we highly recommend this extraordinary artist to anyone looking for a truly special musician for their wedding.

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2018
Jul
29
Wedding Ceremony
Bohemia, NY
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Jul
8
Birthday Party (Kids)
New York City, NY
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Ceremony
Riverhead, NY
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Wedding Ceremony
Long Beach, NY
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
May
28
Wedding Ceremony
Westhampton, NY
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2005
Apr
24
Wedding
New York City, NY
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus (from "Lohengrin")
Wagner
Wedding March (from "Midsummer Nights Dream")
Mendelssohn
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
JS Bach
Sleepers Wake
JS Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky
Arabesque #2
C. Debussy
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
C.Debussy
Various selections by Handel
Mozart
Waltzes from the movie "Amelie"
Yann Tiersen
Harp
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ruth Bennett will also travel to Moriches, East Moriches, Mastic, Manorville, Mastic Beach, Shirley, Eastport, Speonk, Brookhaven, Remsenburg, Upton, Westhampton, Yaphank, Bellport, Ridge, Westhampton Beach, Calverton, Medford, Middle Island, Patchogue.
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