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Emily Oppenheimer, 92, Of Norwalk, Harpist For The Norwalk Symphony

NORWALK, Conn. - Emily Oppenheimer of Norwalk died March 3. She was 92.

Oppenheimer was a harpist. She attended Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. and was a pupil of Marcel Grandjany and Eileen Malone. She moved to Norwalk with her family in 1950. She was the harpist for the Norwalk Symphony and the Bridgeport Symphony for many years, as well as, playing for many religious services and weddings. She also played in the pit for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She participated in the chamber music series at the Silvermine Guild, playing with Isaac Stern and Julius Baker.

She taught harp at the Juilliard School of Music pre-college division for 28 years, the Westport School of music, University of Bridgeport and also gave private lessons in her home. She was a member of the American Harp Society, serving as second vice-president of the Connecticut chapter and New England Regional director.

Oppenheimer is survived by her husband, Philip Oppenheimer, PhD.; brother, Dr. Albert Lowenfels; children, Louise Flax, Ellen Oppenheimer, Carl Oppenheimer, and Doris Ruth Barton; and five grandchildren.

The family will be sitting Shiva from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the home of Larry and Louise Flax, 12 1/2 Outer Road, Norwalk, CT 06854

Contributions in honor of Emily’s long and generous life may be made Norwalk Hospital Foundation? , 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856, 203.852.2216/203.852.2311 – Fax?

AHS Foundation c/o Penny Beavers, 646 Worcester Drive Cambria, CA 93428-3230

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