In this encore broadcast Jill speaks with harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, who in 2009 retired from her post as harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. We speak about her personal experience as the first and only African American musician in one of the world's most prestigious symphonies, and how that aspect of the music business has changed. Ms. Pilot appeared in recital with violinist Tai Murray on November 21, 2010 at the Settlement Music School's Germantown branch in Philadelphia.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Hailed by the New York Times as a harpist with "powerful playing and musicianly energy," Ms. Kondonassis is recognized as one of the world's foremost harpists. Since her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, she has appeared as a concerto soloist and recitalist with numerous major orchestras throughout the United States, Far East, and Europe.