We are extremely happy to welcome back the extraordinary Harpworks Ensemble to perform for our residents on Sunday, December 3 at 3 PM. They were a huge hit at their last concert for us and we know this upcoming performance will be a perfect addition to our holiday festivities!
The HarpWorks Ensemble was founded in 2016 by Michelle Whitson-Stone, a professional Harpist, well-known arranger, and teacher in the Woodland Hills area. She is a former award winner at the International Pop and Jazz Competition. She is trained in classical harp technique and studied with the late Dr. Carol McLaughlin, as well as world-renowned jazz harpist, Stella Castellucci. She has performed for many dignitaries and celebrities including Presidents Clinton, Ford, and Reagan, as well as Henry Mancini, Bob Hope and Quincy Jones. She is well known for her pop arrangements of “What the World Needs Now”, “Moon River”, “The Very Thought of You” and more.
In their seven years together, The Ensemble has played at many venues in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and Los Angeles County. The editor of The Montecito Voice referred to them, as “a septet of vertical string wizards”. Their set list is designed to please all and includes a mix of Latin, classical, spiritual, Broadway, medieval English, gospel, folk, holiday repertoire, and more. In addition to the performance, the audience always enjoys that Michelle takes time at each concert to share the interesting aspects of the harp, and to answer questions people might have about the harp.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.