Brandee Younger. Photo provided

By Nancy Clark

Cincinnati Chapter

American Harp Society

On Thursday, March 2, Grammy-nominated harpist Brandee Younger will perform at 7 p.m. at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, 1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099.  The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Cincinnati American Harp Society chapter is thrilled to host Younger all the way from New York — right here at Northern Kentucky University. A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song “Beautiful Is Black.” 

Over her career Younger has performed and recorded across countless genres with artists including John Legend, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Common, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Ron Carter and Charlie Haden. Her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the Netflix concert-documentary, “Beyoncé: Homecoming.” Younger is on the teaching artist faculty at New York University and New School College of Performing Arts in New York City.

The concert is at Greaves Concert Hall, 141 Fine Arts Building, 100 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Free parking is available in Lots D or I. There is a circle at the Fine Arts Building for drop-off.

Directions: Take I-471 south from downtown Cincinnati and continue past I-275. It then becomes U.S. 27 south. Stay in the right lane and take a right on Nunn Drive (second light). Go around the rotary to the second exit (straight ahead from where you entered the rotary.) For Parking Lot D, make the first left at the Welcome Center after going around the rotary. Lot D is immediately on the right.

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