Three of Roxanne Ziegler's beautiful harps

Harp Presentations and Demonstrations

Roxanne Ziegler's versatility, creativity, experience and humor really shine when she gives presentations! She chooses from a vast repertoire to create "theme" programs.

Generally the playing of music lasts about 45 minutes. That is followed by questions from the audience about the harp, the music, or even about Roxanne. Both segments are always very well-received, and Roxanne really enjoys interacting with her audience. Some of the programs listed below came about as the result of special requests from her clients. If you don't see a theme that fulfills your needs, Roxanne can create a new presentation especially for you!

Roxanne has presented programs or provided background music at St. John's Meadows-Briarwood and Chestnut Court, the Jewish Home of Rochester, the Summit at Brighton, Elderwood, MM Ewing Continuing Care Center, St. Ann's Home, Chapel Oaks, the Maplewood, Day Star, and many of the local Legacys. Contact Roxanne today to book your date!
“Roxanne's skill on the harp has our Meadows residents always wanting more. She is a treasure, and I highly recommend her.”
—Deborah Hammond, Director of Recreation, St.John's

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC: Songs about evening, moon and stars. Includes When Day is Done, Some Enchanted Evening, Fly Me to the Moon, Moon Glow, Blue Moon, Catch A Falling Star, Star Dust, When You Wish Upon A Star and more.

AMERICAN FOLK: Many of the most famous. Includes Shenandoah, Shortnin’ Bread, Turkey in the Straw, Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, I Dream of Jeannie, My Old Kentucky Home, Puff the Magic Dragon and more.

AROUND THE WORLD: Each song has a destination in its title. Includes Old Cape Cod, Sidewalks of New York, Carolina in the Morning, Scotland the Brave, the Last Time I Saw Paris, Spanish Eyes, Carnival of Venice, Around the World and more.

CELTIC CELEBRATION: Lyric and lively tunes from Scotland, Ireland and Wales – includes Danny Boy, The Girl I Left Behind, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Derry Hornpipe, Scotland the Brave, Loch Lomond, Merch Megan, The Ash Grove, and more.

CHRISTMAS ESSENCE: Songs about snow, the sacred, Santa, and sentiment. Includes I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, O Holy Night, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Count Your Blessings and more.
“I have had the honor and pleasure of having Roxanne perform at the Chili Senior Center on several occasions. The seniors so enjoy listening to her, and sometimes they even sing along. Roxanne communicates in such a gentle and soothing way. She captures and keeps their attention whether she's making music or sharing some of her stories. It's wonderful to see the seniors relax and let their cares go. ”
—MaryAnne S.

CHRISTMAS IN THE EUROPEAN AND BRITISH ISLES TRADITION: Based on rarely heard treasures in the US today, this presentation brings back childhood memories for those of various ethnic heritages. Includes What is This Fragrance (France), When Christmas Morn is Dawning (Germany), Lovely is the Dark Blue Sky (Denmark), Love Came Down at Christmas (Ireland), Ballo, Lammy (Scotland) and more.

CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS: A musical telling of the sacred story of Christmas. Includes In The Bleak Mid Winter, Blest Be That Maid Marie, Joseph Dearest, Infant Holy, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, O Holy Night, Angels From the Realms of Glory and more.

COLOR MY WORLD: Colorful songs. Includes Red Sails in the Sunset, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Scarlet Ribbons, Blue Velvet, Bye, Bye Blackbird, Yellow Bird, Silvery Moon, Golden Days and more.

FAMILIAR CLASSICS: Even non-classical fans enjoy this one. Includes On Wings of Song, the Swan, Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman, Handel’s Royal Fireworks, Water Music, and more.
“One day when I was listening to WXXI Radio, the announcer said that 'The next selections would be played by Rochester's favorite harpist, Roxanne Ziegler.' We are indeed fortunate to have her with us today.”
—Jim C.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Songs with ladies’ names in the title. Includes Hello Dolly, Jean, Gigi, Tammy, Georgie Girl, Dulcinea, Michelle, Eleanor Rigby, Annie’s Song, Maria Elena, I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, Mona Lisa and more.

GREAT MEN OF BROADWAY: Songs of George & Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart & Richard Rogers, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. Includes Love Walked In, My Funny Valentine, Bewitched, Some One to Watch Over Me, Always, The Song Is Ending and more.

HYMN FAVORITES: What could be more heavenly than hymns on the harp? Includes Abide With Me, In the Garden, How Great Thou Art, Spirit of God Descent Upon My Heart, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Just As I Am, Blessed Assurance, Precious Lord and more.

I LOVE YOU: A celebration of romance. Includes I’m in the Mood for Love, Let’s Fall in Love, Love Me Forever, And I Love Her, Dear Heart, The Sweetheart Tree, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, This Guy’s In Love With You, Through the Eyes of Love and more.

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME: Songs with I, Me, Mine and My in the title. Includes I Want to be Happy, And I Love You So, Don’t Blame Me, Let It Be Me, Take Me Home Country Roads, My Wonderful One, This Nearly Was Mine, My Way and more.

IT’S SHOW TIME: Medleys from favorite musicals. Includes Camelot, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Carousel, The King And I, Phantom of the Opera and more.

MOVIE THEMES: Many of the best from the silver screen. Includes Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Tara’s Theme, As Time Goes By, That’s Amore, Three Coins in a Fountain, Lara’s Theme, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and more.

NOTES ON THE WEATHER AND THE CURRENT SEASON: Songs with seasonal and atmospheric elements. Includes Blue Skies, Singing In the Rain, You Are My Sunshine, Blowin’ In the Wind, Younger Than Springtime, In the Good Old Summer Time, Autumn Leaves, Winter Wonderland and more.

OO LA LA: A program of all French music. Includes classical gems like Ravel’s Pavane, Satie’s Gymnopedie, soothing lullabies and energetic dance tunes from the folk tradition and the ever popular I Love Paris, Song from Moulin Rouge, Bring Him Home and more

REMEMBERING AND INSPIRING: Sparking memories and lifting spirit. Includes Memory, Yesterday, Once Upon a Time, Impossible Dream, As Time Goes By, The Way We Were, When Day Is Done, Eternally and more.

POTPOURRI PRESENTATION: A little of this and a little of that. Includes familiar classics, popular standards, American folk and Celtic.

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Roxanne Ziegler is a professional harpist providing harp music for any occasion. She brings elegance, comfort, atmosphere, and meaning to wedding services and receptions, special events, harp presentations, corporate functions, private celebrations, nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices. She appears as a harp soloist or in distinctive ensembles with flute, violin, voice, or hammered dulcimer.