Winter Harp

Winter Harp 2022 concert tickets are on sale for all Mainland and Island venues 

Head to 

www.winterharp.com/concerts.php 

For concert ticket links 

Or call 604-617-0324 for more information 

Winter Harp is also looking for volunteers for their performances at Holy Trinity, New West (Dec 15), St Andrew's- Wesley, Vancouver (Dec 21) and two evening performances at Blueshore Centre, North Van (Dec 19 & 20). 

Email lanakrantz@gmail.com if interested!

Feb3

Harp Fest New Zealand 2023

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Auckland, NZ

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.

Harp Day, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 9:15am to 5:30pm

Schedule:

9:15 - Welcome remarks

9:30 -  meet Marco Salvi of Salvi Harps 

10:00  -  11:00  Karen Rokos - a presentation about harp maintenance from an expert regulator.  Troubleshooting for problems, preparing for regulations, and  lots of time for your questions 

11:10 - 12:00  -  Learn a piece. 

12:10 - 1 - virtual merchandise table 

1:10 - 2  -  music software for your harping pleasure -  writing, organizing, teaching - all more fun with software - a panel discussion 

2:10 - 3:00   workshops   

Session 1: techniques -  10  great techniques and how to accomplish them 


Session 2: learning a new piece by analyzing what is going on. 

3:10 -  4:00  Grant Award winners panel and concert 

Phelicia Wan's performance of Celtic Concerto

https://youtu.be/wZlyl5F5i4Q 

Elishia Yeung at USA International Harp Competition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoqTw5cSx18&t=3047s 0:39:14

Nathania Ko performing at Dutch Harp Competition (Tears of the Concubine starts at 15:40)

https://youtu.be/sSh-lz77cF0

Student Showcase Concert 

4:30 - 5:30 - Harp Day concert -  students present a video concert.

MAY 14, 2022 Sunita Staneslow Workshop 

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!

Feb3

Harp Fest New Zealand 2023

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Auckland, NZ

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.

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!!!

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