Figuratively, we travel from a concert hall in Gargilesse – Dampierre, France to the Charles River in Boston.

Arilyn Mitchell, a 17-year-old harpist who plays with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, joined me with Mary-Gail Smith of the Alliance Francaise of Newport recently on AM 1540 WADK Newport.

Alliance Francaise is sponsoring Arilyn’s concert on Thursday, October 12th at the Redwood Library.

I was also joined by Fred Schoch, executive director of the Head of the Charles Regatta, a huge rowing competition that attracts 11,000 rowers from around the world, and 400,000 spectators.

Listen to the podcast here – http://wadk.com/podcasts/the-open-forum?play_file=62553.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).