Merritt Island – Sasha O’Kane will be presenting a concert featuring music from the harp, oboe, cello, voice, and more. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 65 Needle Blvd, Merritt Island. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to MILA elementary school to improve their music program. Due to budget cuts, music programs have suffered in schools all over the United States. Performing has positively influenced Sasha, in so many ways, that she wants to help young children have the same opportunity. The concert is free to attend but a donation of $10 is suggested and highly appreciated.
Sasha O’Kane is a senior at Edgewood Jr./Sr. High school in Merritt Island. She has won numerous awards and honors for playing the harp including, receiving a superior at Solo and Ensemble every year since 2014, and being principal harp in symphonic orchestra All-County and All-State every year in high school. She has also recently played with UCF’s orchestra and played harp in Swan Lake the ballet with the National Dance Theater of Odessa. For her senior project, she is hosting this concert with some fellow musicians from her school and youth orchestra. Sasha has been playing the harp since she was 6 years old and plans to pursue a dual degree in music and political science when she graduates.