Elizabeth Huntley is one of the Capital District/Saratoga/ Lake George Region’s busiest musicians. She regularly performs for weddings, parties and corporate functions all over the area at popular venues large and small. She has had regular engagements at the Saratoga Hotel, the Queensbury Hotel and the Desmond.
She loves to showcase the harp’s versatility. Not only does she enjoy playing both the classics, from Bach to Debussy, but she also loves to play pop music, including show tunes, the Beatles and even Sting and Green Day. She also plays a wide of Celtic traditional music.
On the lighter side, Ms. Huntley has played for the Irish Tenors, Garrison Keillor, Josh Groban, Bobby Vinton, Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Mathis, Manhattan Transfer, and Roger Daltrey. She has appeared at Saratoga’s famous Caffè Lena. She has also played at Proctors for the touring companies of Evita and Chorus Line, for Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan, Marie Osmond's Sound of Music and for both Richard Harris’s and Robert Goulet’s Camelot. She has played A Little Night Music at Capital Repertory Theatre, and The Fantasticks at the Cohoes Music Hall, as well as for the annual production of The Night before Christmas with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls. She has also been a regular in the Saratoga Battlefield’s August Dark Tuesdays concert series in the summer, and for Saratoga's annual Victorian Stroll in the winter.
She is the principal harpist with the Glens Falls Symphony where she has twice been guest soloist. She has been guest soloist with the Skidmore College Orchestra. She has played in the Hubbard Hall productions of Carmen and Hansel and Gretel. She has also performed with the opera companies of Boston, New York City, Glimmerglass, and Lake George, as well as with the orchestras of Springfield, Hartford, Albany, and Schenectady. She also appeared as a member of the Boston Orchestra in MGM's film Yes, Giorgio, starring Luciano Pavarotti.
Since 1998, Ms. Huntley has been the editor of The American Harp Journal, the twice-a-year magazine of the American Harp Society. She is a published author and edited Pentacle: the Story of Carlos Salzedo and the Harp by Marietta Bitter.