Claire Happel Ashe

Harpist Claire Happel Ashe enjoys a varied career playing 17th century triple, 18th century single-action, and modern double-action harps. Based in Chicago, she plays with ensembles ranging from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra to Trio Speranza. Claire regularly collaborates with bassist Philip Alejo (River Town Duo), oboist Karisa Werdon (Immer Neu), and guitarist James Moore and mandolin player Jeremy Harting (Noble Fowl Trio). In the summers, she has performed at the Midwest Harp Festival, American Harp Society Conferences in Chicago, Logan (UT), and Tacoma (WA), and presented at the World Harp Congress in Dublin. She holds degrees in music performance from Yale University and the University of Illinois (cognate in historical performance) and was a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar in Prague. Claire served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College from 2015-2017, as teaching assistant at the University of Illinois and Yale, and currently teaches at Valparaiso University, Olivet Nazarene University, and the James Hart Harp Program in the Homewood Public Schools. Her studies of historical performance have included work with Cheryl Ann Fulton, Charlotte Mattax Moersch, and Christa Patton at the Madison Early Music Festival and Queens College Early Opera Workshop. 

 

 

MAY PERFORMANCE CANCELLED - The Mistress: Madame de Pompadour (click for more information)

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not present The Mistress: Madame de Pompadour this May 8-10th. We currently plan to reschedule this project for a special performance in August 2020. We hope to share more details on that soon. In the meantime, current ticketholders for May performances of The Mistress can choose to hold their ticket(s) and use them for the rescheduled event, or receive a voucher for the cost to be used for future Consort events, donate the cost of their tickets as a tax-deductible charitable contribution, or request a refund. Please note that season pass holders will receive a percentage credit or refund. To confirm arrangements, contact General Manager Hannah De Priest at manager@newberryconsort.org. You can also leave a voicemail at 773-669-7335 and she will call you back.

You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to manager@newberryconsort.org if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.