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Sonia Marie Olivas is an orange county premier harpist, music teacher and an international therapeutic harp practitioner playing beautiful harp music and enchanting events for a lifetime throughout her 17 year harp career with each setting unique and special.
Orange County Wedding Harpist, Sonia Marie Olivas provides beautiful harp music for your wedding, cocktail hour, bridal shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner.
Presenting wonderful packages that include suggested music selections for the different parts of your wedding, including the prelude, processional, recessional & postlude as well as cocktail hour/reception.
Let’s begin with the prelude, setting the ambience as your guests are arriving greeting each other perhaps, for the first time. Continuing with the processional, the ceremony starts, your guests are seated and the wedding party proceed down the aisle consisting of your parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearer. The moment of the bride’s grand entranceimmediately follows. The ceremony is underway, with all it’s wonderful traditions. The recessional begins with pronouncement of the newly wedded couple. The postlude follows as the wedding party and guest depart to either the cocktail hour / reception.
Music Genres: Classical, Latin, Broadway Musicals, Pop/Modern, Celtic, Christmas, Disney, Movie Themes, Jewish and original compositions.
Click Here for Sample Video of Orange County Wedding Harpist Sonia Marie Olivas playing Canon in D for Your Wedding Ceremony!
I wanted to express to you how absolutely BEAUTIFUL and ROMANTIC your music was. When I heard you play and saw the bridal party walking down the aisle…. *sigh* such a beautiful moment! But when I heard MY song…. I couldn’t help myself… your music truly touched my heart. It was incredible. The guests were blown away by your talent as well! Thank you for making our special day!” ~ Julia Chepak (Bride)
“You have truly enriched our happiness with your thoughtful gift. Thank you for giving us a lasting memory of your kindness and generosity. Thanks for the beautiful harp playing!” ~ Amy and Caleb Katenbach (Bride & Groom)
Thank you so much for playing the harp at our wedding! I just love the sound of the harp. I received so many compliments on your behalf.” ~ Shannon McPhate (Bride)
“Good Morning Sonia,
I wanted to thank you again for your amazing performance at my wedding on June 26th. I still have people telling me how beautiful and special it was to have the soft harp music in the background at the park. Truly an amazing day! Thank you!” ~ Heather Dunnam (Bride)
Wedding Harp Music Suggestions
* Troi Petites (Reverie) by Marcel Grandjany
Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy
Pastorale by Marcel Grandjany
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Morning Has Broken
Latin by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Milonga para amar
Danza de Luzma
A Thousand Years (Twilight) by Christina Perri
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera) by Andrew Lloyd Weber
All of Me by John Legend
(They Long To Be) Close to You by Burt Bacharach
Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White) by Frank Churchill
A Time For Us (Romeo & Juliet) by Nino Rota
Every Breathe You Take by Police/Sting
* Canon in D by Pachelbel Canon
* Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride) by Richard Wagner
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera) by Andrew Lloyd Weber
Wedding March by Felix Mendelsohn
Ceremony Traditions : Unity Candle, Sand, Wine or Giving of the Roses Ceremony
The Prayer by Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion
* A Waltz for Dreaming by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
* Click on these songs for to hear the music samples on the Harp Music Page.
Here are a few ideas of her playing engagements, Weddings, Harp Music Therapy, Concerts, Birthdays, Banquets, Festivals, Afternoon Tea, Celebration of Life, Holiday Parties, Church Services, Yoga Retreats, Funerals/Memorials, Quinceañearas, Art Exhibits, Recording Sessions, Charity Galas, Harp Lessons, Piano Lessons, Senior Events, Fashion Malls, Princess Tea Parties and just about anything you can think of!
The Signal’s Margie Clark writes “Sonia Olivas cast her magical spell as the music seems to bounce off of her finger tips as the flowing melodies moved from the deeper pensive tones of the Nocturne, to the brighter, playful notes of the barcarolle.”
Harp Music Album: Sunset Harp Melodies a harp & flute album beautifully performed by Sonia Marie Olivas.
This album is an exquisite collection of original songs written by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and artistically recreated by harpist, Sonia Marie Olivas on her beloved concert pedal harp and flute. Inspired by her love for sunsets, she chose these original works that will take you on an unforgettable Latin voyage full of vibrant tranquility. Click Here for Harp Music Album
Sonia Marie Olivas is an experienced music teacher. During the 10+ years of teaching harp lessons and piano lessons, she has developed a teaching style that is custom made for each student. Online Music Lessons available via Skype at Sonia Marie Olivas. This is great for those that are unable to travel to the lessons due to vacation, relocation… Ms. Olivas teaches harp & piano privately or in groups of all ages and levels.
Click Here for Harp Lessons or Piano Lessons
Harp Instrument Descriptions:
Concert Pedal Harp “Diana” : Art in the form of a harp: refined sculpture, a hand-decorated soundboard, intricate details. A Salvi jewel loved by all with a legendary sound.
Width: 39.5 inches | Weight: 88 lbs | Soundboard Width: 21.5 inches. | Range: 47 Strings (00G- 7C) | Soundboard: Fiemme Valley Red Spruce | Finish: Mahogany | Market Price: $29,200 US
Therapy Harp “Harpsicle/Sharpsicle” : 33” tall | 26 strings |3 ½ octaves, G to C below Middle C | 4 pounds | Colors: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple. Click here for Harp Music Therapy
• Slight variations in regards to height, strings and weight may occur for all three types of therapy harps.
The Paraguayan harp is the national of Paraguay and similar instruments are used elsewhere in South America, particularly Venezuela.
Regular Performing Areas:
Orange County: Anaheim, Balboa Island, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach…
Los Angeles County: Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, La Cañada, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Pasadena…
San Diego County: Del Mar, La Jolla, San Diego…
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Taryn · Married on 08/07/2014
Sonia was very delightful and super professionalSent on 08/15/2014