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May 2017
$99 - $450

International Harp Festival

May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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International Harp Festival 2017 Presented by Harps Etc. & the Diablo Valley Arts Academy The International Harp Festival returns to the San Damiano Retreat Center in the beautiful hillside town of Danville, CA, May 25 - 28, 2017. In 2017 you can look forward to: Daily classes geared specifically to the beginning, intermediate and advanced players that build on the material presented the previous day. Internationally acclaimed artists and presenters to educate, motivate and inspire you. Classes for both the…

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Deborah Henson-Conant LIVE at the Virginia Arts Festival Fringe

May 26, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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This Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso has a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy voice, and theatrical flair to spare, whether she’s playing classics, covering rock classics, crooning and plucking the blues, or serving up sizzling flamenco. Discover “dazzling harp playing, gorgeous jazz/pop singing, comic timing and impressive songwriting” (Austin American-Statesman) in this Fringe show at the Virginia Arts Festival. Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world…

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£10.00 - £26.00

Catrin Finch presents new ballet “The Light Princess”

May 27, 2017, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Westgate St
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1QR, United Kingdom
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A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year. Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a…

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Amy Thompson’s First Year Master’s Recital

May 27, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pollack Hall, 555 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3 Canada
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I look forward to presenting the harp's many characters through this program of a few of my favorite pieces! An engaging, intimate evening featuring new and old works. Program: Fünf Phantastereien/Buchenberg Sonata in A Major, K. 208/Scarlatti Sonata for Harp/Flagello Suite for Harp/Britten Moldau/Smetana

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Free Admission. Please register on website.

Asian Heritage Month Festival 2017

May 31, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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INVITATION | ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH-CANADA 150 | AUTHORS READINGS + CONCERT OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month‐‐CFACI Readings + Performances: A Rendition of Classical Kathak Mushtari Afroz Gently to Nagasaki by Joy Kogawa | A Video Presentation Sakura - - - Japanese Folksong Erica Iris, mezzo-soprano |Teresa Suen, harp |Alice Ho, piano | Chan Ka Nin, guitar “A Drop of Water”| Poetry by Lien Chao & music by Amin Honarmand Erica Iris, mezzo soprano | Alice…

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June 2017

Lyon & Healy Harptacular, Columbia

June 2, 2017, 8:00 am - June 4, 2017, 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn, Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Dr SW
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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Featured Artist, Bridget Kibbey (above right) “Harptacular is bringing a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity to a city near you! Join us for a harp-filled weekend featuring an exhibition of harps, a recital by local harpists, a masterclass and recital by an international guest artist and workshops presented by Lyon & Healy staff. We also invite any and all student harpists to perform a piece (up to 10 minutes in length) in a closing Student Showcase on Sunday morning. Soloists…

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CVYHE at Modesto Highland Games

June 3, 2017, 1:00 pm
Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive
Modesto, CA 95354 United States
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$800

HarpArts 2017 Music Retreat

June 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - June 11, 2017, 12:00 pm
American Harp Center, 504 Rush Street
Petoskey, MI 49770 United States
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The HarpArts Music Retreat offers an unparalleled opportunity for a limited number of adult harpists looking to improve their harp playing, and expand their musical horizons. Join us for master classes, group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble at the home of the American Harp Center in Petoskey, Michigan.

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Free

Mid-Week Music Launch Concert!

June 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Castle Emporium, Womanby Street,
Cardiff, CF10 1BS United Kingdom
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Singing Harpist Sam Hickman is launching a new monthly concert series highlighting the best local talent from Cardiff. This 40 minute solo concert will consist of some of Sam's favourite jazz standards and tunes and is completely free and open to the public! The venue is a converted 1920's cinema which is now a hub of independent businesses right in the city centre of Cardiff.

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$5 - $15

Katherine Siochi Masterclass & Recital in San Francisco, CA

June 11, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 6:30pm

Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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The Bay Area AHS Chapter presents AHS Concert Artist and 2016 USAIHC Gold Medalist Katherine Siochi in a masterclass and recital on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The masterclass is from 2-5pm and solo recital begins at 6:30pm. Events take place at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, CA. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: www.universe.com/katherinesiochisf

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Connecticut Summerfest

June 15, 2017 - June 21, 2017
The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT United States + Google Map

Connecticut Summerfest is a weeklong contemporary classical music festival for the education and career advancement of emerging composers and performers. The festival is comprised of seminars, lessons, rehearsals, and recording sessions for participants, as well as a free concert series open to the public, featuring our ensembles-in-residence and new works by participant composers! Connecticut Summerfest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   2017 Ensembles-in-Residence Apple Orange Pair, horn and harp Meraki Chamber Players (flute, clarinet, and cello) Xelana Duo (saxophone…

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New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend

June 16, 2017, 8:00 am - June 18, 2017, 5:00 pm
East Jefferson Regional Library, 4747 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie, LA 70001 United States
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Learn to Play Jazz Harp and Pop Music where "Jazz" was born! We are pleased to announce that the next New Orleans Jazz & Pop Harp Weekend will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 16, 17 & 18, 2017.  The events will take place at East Jefferson Regional Library who will host the event. We have an exciting line up this year!  Distinguished Teaching Faculty and Guest Artists include: Ben Creighton Griffiths, Martha Gallagher, Patrice Fisher, Luke Brechtelsbauer, Rebecca Babin, and Rachel Van Voorhees.

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Apple Orange Pair at Connecticut Summerfest

June 16, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Connecticut Summerfest, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Join us for our 2017 Artist Residency Showcase of Ensemble in Residence Apple Orange Pair: Emily Boyer, horn and Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp! Free Admission and Live Stream (link below)! Featuring works by Weinstein-Reiman, May, Whitin, and Klein! Learn more about Apple Orange Pair: http://www.appleorangepair.com Learn more about Connecticut Summerfest: http://www.ctsummerfest.org Live Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwLS_X9SVlo

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£22.50

Catrin Finch presents new ballet “The Light Princess”

June 17, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carmartheshire Theatres, Ffwrnes, Park St
Llanelli SA15 3YE, United Kingdom
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A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year. Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a…

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Meraki Chamber Players at Connecticut Summerfest

June 17, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Connecticut Summerfest, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Join us for our 2017 Artist Residency Showcase of Ensemble in Residence Meraki Chamber Players: Natasha Loomis, flute; Alex Knox, clarinet; and Terrence Thornhill, cello! Free Admission and Live Stream (link below)! Presenting The Kandisky Project: featuring works by Kaminsky, Gillingham, Brody, He, Liu, Opperman, and Young! Learn more about Meraki Chamber Players: http://www.facebook.com/merakichamberplayers Learn more about Connecticut Summerfest: http://www.ctsummerfest.org Live Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDgsOCZijm4

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Xelana Duo at Connecticut Summerfest

June 18, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Connecticut Summerfest, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Join us for our 2017 Artist Residency Showcase of Ensemble in Residence Xelana Duo: Ana García Caraballos, saxophone and Alexander Davis, bassoon! Free Admission and Live Stream (link below)! Featuring works by Shiffer, Ebrahimian, Coleman, Kaminski, and Mintus! Learn more about Xelana Duo: http://www.xelanaduo.com Learn more about Connecticut Summerfest: http://www.ctsummerfest.org Live Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcUY45ojUU

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Evening of Premieres at Connecticut Summerfest

June 20, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Connecticut Summerfest, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Join us for the premieres of New Works by our 2017 Composer Participants performed by our Ensembles in Residence: Apple Orange Pair, Meraki Chamber Players, and Xelana Duo! Free Admission and Live Stream (link below)! Featuring works by Zach Gulaboff Davis, Patrick Holcomb, Matthew Jaskot, Ion Marmarinos, Jonathan Newmark, D.H. Regnier, Josh Sparkman, Kezia Yap, and Jeffrey Earl Young! Learn more about Connecticut Summerfest: http://www.ctsummerfest.org Learn more about Apple Orange Pair: http://www.appleorangepair.com Learn more about Meraki Chamber Players: facebook.com/merakichamberplayers Learn…

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£15.50

Catrin Finch presents new ballet “The Light Princess”

June 21, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Torch Theater, St Peter's Rd
Milford Haven SA73 2BU, United Kingdom
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A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year. Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a…

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12th American Harp Society Summer Institute

June 25, 2017 - June 28, 2017
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN United States + Google Map

The 2017 AHS Institute and Competition will be held on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, located just 30 minutes south of Minneapolis International Airport. AHS is grateful for the invitation of the Minnesota Chapter, and the leadership of Co-chairs Kathy Kienzle and Elinor Niemisto, and Assistant Chair Ann Benjamin. Northfield is a historic river town of 20,000 in the southeast part of Minnesota, just 30 miles from the Twin Cities and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) international airport.…

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Harp Musical 2017 – PLUCK & the Magical Banyan Tree

June 25, 2017, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sota Drama Theatre, Singapore, Singapore + Google Map

Pluck, the fairy protector of music returns for another adventure. Something is wrong in the Harp kingdom of Enchantia - people are forgetting how to make music, and Pluck must find out why. Helped by her fairy friends – MEL, BEATBOX & HARMONIA, Pluck embarks on a journey through time to find the Magical Banyan Tree. Come help her rescue Music before it is completely forgotten. New Straits Times, 2012 "...an enjoyable and even enchanting outing and how far harpists…

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£16.00 - £21.50

Catrin Finch presents new ballet “The Light Princess”

June 27, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way
Stevenage SG1 1LZ, United Kingdom
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A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year. Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a…

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Harp concertos – Thüringer Symphoniker

June 30, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Christian Fitzner, Dirigent Elisabeth Plank, Harfe Thüringer Symphoniker J. C. Bach / Sinfonie B-Dur op. 18 Nr. 2 (Ouvertüre zu »Lucio Silla«) J. S. Bach / Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048 G. F. Händel / Harfenkonzert B-Dur op. 4 Nr. 6 C. Debussy / »Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane« für Harfe & Streicher M. Ravel / »Ma mère l’Oye« Suite für Orchester

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July 2017

Harp concertos – Thüringer Symphoniker

July 1, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Christian Fitzner, Dirigent Elisabeth Plank, Harfe Thüringer Symphoniker J. C. Bach / Sinfonie B-Dur op. 18 Nr. 2 (Ouvertüre zu »Lucio Silla«) J. S. Bach / Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048 G. F. Händel / Harfenkonzert B-Dur op. 4 Nr. 6 ( C. Debussy / »Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane« für Harfe und Streicher M. Ravel / »Ma mère l’Oye« Suite für Orchester

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£17.00 - £21.50

Catrin Finch presents new ballet “The Light Princess”

July 3, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Vic Theatre, Etruria Rd
Newcastle ST5 0JG, United Kingdom
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A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year. Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a…

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Historical Harp Society Conference

July 6, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Parkway Cinema and Theatre, Flemingate, HU17 0PW
Beverley, United Kingdom
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The 2017 conference in conjunction with the Madison Early Music Festival promises to be a time of beautiful music and inspiring workshops.

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World Harp Congress 2017 Hong Kong

July 7, 2017 - July 13, 2017
Unnamed Venue, Hong Kong, China + Google Map

Plans are underway for the next World Harp Congress to be held in Hong Kong July, 2017. Exact dates and details will be posted as they become available.

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$10 - $88

8th Annual Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend

July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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ST. PAUL & EAGAN, MINNESOTA | This year promises to be our best year yet! We are pleased to announce that planning has begun for this year’s Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend (July 14-16, 2017). We are currently accepting donations and pre-selling tickets & t-shirts for a weekend-long celebration of Scottish culture including music, food, competition, and friendship. Pre-Purchase a Ticket or T-shirt Now » Donate and receive a gift in return? We’ve got that! Own a piece of wearable Scottish…

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Midwest Harp Festival and Competition

July 16, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Lorton Performance Center, 550 S Gary Pl
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Solo Harp Competition Novice Division Petite Berceuse - Hasselmans Intermediate I Division Pistache - Andres Intermediate II Division First Arabesque - Debussy Advanced I Division Au Matin - Tournier Advanced II Division Rhapsody - Grandjany 2017 Salzedo Competition Level 1 La Desirade Level 2 Scintillation Cash prizes awarded for all divisions and levels! Check out Facebook and our website to learn more about the Midwest Harp Festival.

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$700 - $1450

Summer Harp Academy 2017

July 16, 2017 - July 23, 2017

The Summer Harp Academy is a comprehensive program designed to develop the versatile harpist. Harpists will be able to hone their performance and professional skills under the instruction of acclaimed professors Elzbieta Szmyt and Jan Jennings. The SHA includes a faculty recital, daily masterclasses, lectures and ensemble rehearsals; and conclude with a student recital. Practice time and private instruction will also be available throughout the week. The Summer Harp Academy is open to intermediate to advanced harpists 13 years and…

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Somerset Folk Harp Festival

July 20, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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An amazing 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world. Whether you want to focus on one style or type of music, solidify some specific skills, or try out something new, the breadth of this year’s workshop offerings is sure to expand your musical horizon. Our Exhibit Hall is the best harp and music shopping under one roof you'll find anywhere on the East Coast. Daily concerts will inspire you. Come for the…

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$100

Improv Expansion with Deborah Henson-Conant

July 23, 2017
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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This year, Somerset is collaborating with Deborah Henson-Conant to bring another brand new full-day Sunday improvisation experience to our festival. Tap your creative potential and add to what's already in your musical toolbox. Sign up just for the day for $150 or add it to your full festival registration for only $100 during the early-bird period. See the website for the full itinerary for the whole day.

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$100

Harpers’ Escape at Somerset

July 23, 2017
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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Join Grainne Hambly, William Jackson & Debbie Brewin-Wilson for a Sunday Afternoon & Evening done a la Harpers' Escape! You can come for just the Sunday ($150) or add this to a full Somerset festival registration for just $100. The emphasis is on learning and playing by ear. The day will run from 1pm-10pm and include day-long workshops in traditional Irish & Scottish music learned by ear, a teacher's concert and the Use It or Lose It session to close…

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LA VILAVELLA INTERNATIONAL HARP MASTERCLASS (SPAIN) with CRISTINA MONTES MATEO

July 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Like every Summer, the city of La Vilavella (Spain) will be hosting this international Masterclass. Professor Cristina Montes Mateo, Principal Harp with the Valencia Opera Orchestra, will be offering a harp recital and leading the Harp Masterclass (July, 26-30). More info: http://lavilavella.com/curso-de-musica-2017/ www.cristinamontesmateo.com  

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Harp in Worship Conference

July 27, 2017, 8:00 am - July 31, 2017, 5:00 pm
Centennial Covenant Church, 401 W. Mineral Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120 United States
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Special guests: Greg Buchanan, Frank Voltz, Laura Logan Brandenburg, Anna Vohres, Becky Nissen, and Barbara Lepke-Sims

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August 2017

O’Carolan Harp Festival

August 4, 2017, 8:00 am - August 7, 2017, 5:00 pm
Saltburn Community Arts Centre, Albion Terrace, TS12 1JW
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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The O'Carolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival is held in Keadue, County Roscommon every August Bank Holiday. The Festival was started in Keadue in 1978, to commemorate the famous Harper Turlough O'Carolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. Festival featuring guest artists Dearbhail Finnegan, Grainne Hambly, and Alisha McMahon.

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September 2017

Harp Society of South Africa – National Harp Festival

September 2, 2017, 9:00 am
Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge, 23 Knoppiesdoring St, Randpark Ridge
Randburg, 2194 South Africa
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$90 - $350

Colorado’s Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat

September 20, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Walsenburg, CO United States + Google Map

The Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat is entering its 13th year of offering several days of multi-level harp workshops and instruction. Harp events are set in the midst of a full Celtic Festival in Southeast Colorado. 2017 Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat

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€20 - €195

Harp Weekend Vienna

September 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - October 2, 2017, 5:00 pm
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A yearly harp course.
Vienna Rehearsal Studios, Geusaugasse 2.
Vienna, 1030 Austria
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Harp exhibition and course. Harps by Norbert Maier - austrian harp maker, Camac harps by Musikhaus Kerschbaum. - Lever Harps Improvisation course by Georg Baum, on lever and pedal harp. Classical harp course by Veronika Villanyi, on lever and pedal harp.

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October 2017

Lyon & Healy Harptacular Dallas

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Featured Artist, Elizabeth Hainen (above center) “Harptacular is bringing a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity to a city near you! Join us for a harp-filled weekend featuring an exhibition of harps, a recital by local harpists, a masterclass and recital by an international guest artist and workshops presented by Lyon & Healy staff. We also invite any and all student harpists to perform a piece (up to 10 minutes in length) in a closing Student Showcase on Sunday morning. Soloists…

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November 2017

5th Mexico International Harp Competition 2017

November 10, 2017 - November 18, 2017
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