Rio’s International Harp Festival Returns this May

This is the 14th incarnation of the city’s international harp festival, which is also the largest harp festival in the country and one of the largest in the world.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This May, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil will host around thirty-five musicians from twenty-two different countries playing over eighty concerts as it is transformed into the center of the 14th international Rio harp festival.

In collaboration with Música no Museu, the festival aims to display the relevance and versatility of an instrument that is often thought of as archaic. Throughout May, internationally renowned harpists will be performing free recitals that cover a wide range of genres and are open to everyone.

There will be concerts exploring the . . .

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