Harp Fest New Zealand 2023
Hands - on workshops, lectures, panels, master classes, concerts. Elizabeth Volpé Bligh will be presenting and performing. Details to be on the Harp Fest NZ 2023 web site as they firm up.
Learn a traditional Shetland Boat song from Sunita who will be teaching from the island of Unst in Shetland. We will learn, play and discuss ways of shaping the phrase and finding the chords that will help enhance the melody of this tradition old Norse language tune. Learn to take a simple chord progression and create flowing phrases that can be used as an introduction and interlude. Creating beautiful phrases is an art - learn tips and techniques that will help you control your phrases and enhance your creativity.
Registrants will receive a lead sheet in advance; class will be on Zoom, May 14, 10 am -12 noon.
Sunita Stanislow is well known for the triple threat she is - teacher, performer and published harp arranger. Come join us for this short but valuable workshop!
Unfortunately, both April 2020 events with Sasha Boldachev and Sharlene Wallace had to be cancelled because of the COVID 19 pandemic. This was what had been planned:
We had planned a harp-filled April when we hoped to host two fabulous visiting harpists: Sasha Boldachev from Russia, now living in Switzerland, and Sharlene Wallace from Toronto. Two very different but wonderful performers who are also providing learning opportunities to local students of all ages and stages.
To celebrate we were offering a "festival "pass that gets you into all the events for both harpists - or you could purchase individual tickets or a day pass for Sharlene Wallace only. You'll see the tickets on the right or immediately below this info.
Sasha Boldachev is a world renowned harpist who last visited Vancouver in 2018. His concert program was "Frederic and Freddie - a celebration the music of Frederic Chopin and Freddie Mercury - all translated by transfixing and masterful harp work. He was going to conduct two masterclasses for students on Sat, April 4th. Players had to register through their teacher, but there is much to be learned from just listening. Auditors pay $10, unless they are members who are FREE.
Sharlene Wallace is known for her extravagant Lever Harp compositions, and her performances on both lever and pedal harps. She is an in-demand Workshop leader and was to conduct one for intermediate level students of all ages, as well as a masterclass. Then to top off a fine day with "the Shar" as she is known, she was to play a concert at the same venue, April 13th, 7 pm.
Individual tickets were to be sold to any event in the festival, but the best deal was the Festival pass for $75, or the Sharlene Wallace Day pass for $55. We're so fortunate to have two such fine musicians visiting back to back - we encourage to come and celebrate fine music and thank you for your support!!!
Workshop with Sharlene Wallace - bring your harp or audit - 3 pm - 5pm, April 13
audit masterclass - we're expecting both lever and pedal harps - lots of learning for the listeners!
masterclass (audit) - 11 am, April 13th workshop - intermediate level - bring your harp or audit 3 pm, April 13th concert - 7 pm