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April 2018

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar)

April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Minstrel at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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About the artists: This celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and…

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4 Girls 4 Harps performs in Southend-on-Sea, England

April 27, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Southend Christian Fellowship Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom + Google Map

“Sparklingly energetic arrangements... Ensemble is watertight.” - BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 Since their formation in 2000, 4 Girls 4 Harps have been heard in numerous venues and festivals in the UK and across Europe, delighting audiences with their dynamic performances and innovative repertoire. The quartet has featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Classic FM, and Welsh television channel, S4C. They have performed at The World…

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar)

April 28, 2018
Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685 United States
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$25

About the artists: This celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and…

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Diana Stork and Portia Diwa

April 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St.
San Francisco, 94109 United States
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$20

Harp Music at Saint Mary's Cathedral Featuring Harpists Diana Stork and Portia Diwa. With Special Guest, harpist Brenda Chen. Music from the Labyrinth ~from Chartres to Grace  & Labyrinth Walk

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at Hall For Cornwall

April 29, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay
Truro, TR1 2LL United Kingdom

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two acclaimed virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album launches in April 2018 and is followed by the chance to witness…

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May 2018

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at Theatr Mwldan

May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Theatr Mwldan, Bath-House Road
Cardigan, SA43 1JY United Kingdom

With support from Gwyneth Glyn / Gyda chefnogaeth gan Gwyneth Glyn This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR'…

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar)

May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Concession Road 9A,
McDonalds Corners, Ontario K0G 1M0 Canada
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About the artists: This celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and…

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Elisabeth Plank – Jeunesse Musicale Austria

May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
Alte Gerberei, Lederergasse 3
St. Johann, 6380 Austria
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Elisabeth Plank performs a solo program for Jeunesse Musicale Austria.

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at St Davids Hall, Cardiff

May 3, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St David’s Hall, The Hayes
Cardiff, CF10 1AH United Kingdom

With support from Gwyneth Glyn / Gyda chefnogaeth gan Gwyneth Glyn This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR'…

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar)

May 3, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club at Chaucer’s, 122 Carling Street
London, Ontario N6A 1H6 Canada
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$20 - $25

About the artists: This celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and…

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at The Stables, Milton Keynes

May 4, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Stables Milton Keynes, MK17 8 United Kingdom

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR' launches in April 2018. The album takes flight on the wings…

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Grace Browning Recital

May 5, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

The Greater Houston Chapter of the AHS will present Grace Browning, principal harpist of the Dallas and Santa Fe Opera Orchestras, in a recital and masterclass. Praised for her “superb technical acumen and sensitive musicality” (South Florida Classical Review), Grace Browning has established herself as a prominent orchestral harpist, avid soloist, and engaging chamber musician.  After spending three years with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Grace won the principal harp position with the Dallas Opera Orchestra in 2014,…

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Kirsten Agresta Copely performs Chichester Psalms

May 5, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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Leonard Bernstein was and remains one of the twentieth century’s most popular composers. The Vanderbilt Community Chorus celebrates the centennial of his birth performing some of the composer’s best-known choral works, highlighted by his much-beloved Chichester Psalms. VANDERBILT COMMUNITY CHORUS David Binns Williams, Director Kirsten Agresta Copely, Harp SATURDAY, MAY 5 8:00 p.m., Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 37212

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Camac Harp Competition, London

May 6, 2018, 8:00 am - May 7, 2018, 5:00 pm

The North London harp competitions will take place in Muswell Hill, London on May 6th – 7th, 2018. We have sponsored these competitions for over a decade. They include recital classes from Grade 1 to Grade 8 (any age), study classes for <13 and <18, <18 and open chamber ensemble classes, and the Camac Competition for advanced students and young professionals. Jurors will be Heidi Krutzen and Eleanor Turner. The Camac Competition also features a paid recital opportunity for the…

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Fredonia Harp Day

May 6, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mason Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Varsity Road
FREDONIA, NY 14063 United States
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A day of harp ensemble, harp friendship, and more! Including two free concerts open to the public, at the State University of New York in Fredonia: 1:00pm - recital by Clara Wang, made possible by the Winners Outreach program of the American Harp Society 4:00pm - Grand Finale Harp Ensemble performance

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Dutch Harp Festival and Competition

May 12, 2018, 3:00 pm - May 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Dutch Harp Festival will return for its fifth edition this year, on May 12th and 13th, hosted within the iconic TivoliVredenburg concert venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In celebration of our incredible instrument – in all its shapes, colors, sizes, and genres – world-class performers will gather in Utrecht for a weekend packed with over 35 concerts. Visitors will have the chance to hear the harp in all different settings: world, jazz, and classical music, folk harp workshops, a…

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at Union Chapel, London

May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN.
London, N1 2UN United Kingdom

Tickets on sale from 8 December With support from Gwyneth Glyn / Gyda chefnogaeth gan Gwyneth Glyn This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut…

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Yolanda Kondonassis performs World Premiere with Rochester Philharmonic

May 12, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 21 Gibbs St
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes JENNIFER HIGDON Harp Concerto (RPO Co-Commission) BRAHMS Symphony No. Melodies flow like a sunlit river in Brahms’ glorious Second Symphony, a masterpiece of sublime beauty that weaves shimmering threads into one radiant tapestry. It’s crowned by one of Brahms’ most ecstatically triumphant finales, an unbridled outburst of pure joy. The evening starts with well-known and evocative music from Britten’s landmark opera and a momentous world-premiere from one of the greatest musical voices of…

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inFLUX Flute and Harp

May 25, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hope Lutheran Church, 1424 FM 1092
Missouri City, TX 77459 United States
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$20

inFLUX Flute and Harp, comprised of Emily Klein, harp and Izumi Miyahara, flute, will close the Phil Kramer Recital Series for the 2017-2018 season with a fabulous program of flute and harp duets. Featuring works by Shankar, Gaubert, Saint-Saens, Piazzolla, & Bach. 7:30 PM, Missouri City, TX.

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Mary Lattimore (harpist) w/ TBA

May 25, 2018, 9:00 pm - May 26, 2018, 12:00 am
The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd
West Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Mary Lattimore - Harpist at The Mothlight May 25th, Doors 8pm TIckets: $10adv Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, the Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released by Ghostly International. Mary has also recorded…

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Mary Lattimore w/ Al Riggs at The ArtsCenter

May 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter, 300 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Saturday, May 6th, 2018 • 8pm Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theatre at The ArtsCenter Tickets: $15 (plus fees and tax) Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, the Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released…

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2018 Anne Adams Awards Competition

May 29, 2018, 8:00 am - June 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

The American Harp Society Foundation has announced details for its 2018 Anne Adams Awards, which will take place May 29–June 1, 2018, prior to the AHS National Conference in Redlands, Calif. Three winners will receive $2,000 each for full-time study of the harp, along with a $500 gift certificate from Lyon & Healy Harps. Winners will also be invited to perform in a concert at the AHS National Conference in Redlands. The competition, which is open to members of the American Harp Society who are enrolled…

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Harp Thursdays at Flyte Nashville w/ Kirsten Agresta Copely

May 31, 2018, 6:30 pm - June 27, 2018, 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 31, 2018

flyte world dining & wine, 718 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Join Flyte every Thursday in May from 6:30p to 8pm for a unique-to-Nashville live music event: internationally renowned, award-winning harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely performs everything from Radiohead to Rihanna in Flyte’s lounge! Kirsten is a straight up harpin’ bad@$$ who’s performed on SNL, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Enya, Tony Bennett…and that’s the short list. Flyte offers happy hour specials including $5 martinis, $1 off draughts, and 25% off the bar menu until 7pm.

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Illinois Summer Harp Class Opening Concert – Sydney Campen & Noël Wan + Jean Lee & Zack Osinski, flutes

May 31, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Noël Wan and Sydney Campen, harps, with Jean Lee and Zack Osinski, flutes Hear international prize-winning Noël Wan perform D. Scarlatti’s "Cat’s Fugue," Elliot Carter, "What" by Zabel, and Gareth Farr's poetic Taheke with flutist Zack Osinski. Be enthralled and enjoy Sydney Campen and flutist Jean Lee’s performance of A. Schaposhnikov’s Sonata for Flute and Harp, as well as an amplified arrangement of music by Edmar Castañeda. Free and open to the public.

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June 2018

Grandjany Memorial Competition

June 1, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

French-born American harpist and composer Marcel Grandjany (1891–1975) helped create the American Harp Society, which he organized with a Founding Committee that met for the first time in 1962 at his New York apartment. To this day the American Harp Society has had a profound influence on the shaping of young harpists and the promotion of the harp as a serious musical instrument. This visionary artist began his harp studies at age eight with Henriette Renié and at age eleven…

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Illinois Summer Harp Class Afternoon Recital – Dai-An Liu and Renée Murphy with the Murphy family

June 1, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Dai-An Liu and Renée Murphy, harps, with the Murphy family   Internationally distinguished and award-winning Renée Murphy returns to perform scintillating solos by J.S. Bach, A. Caplet, R. Glière, and H. Renié, and an arrangement of Ennio Morricone’s La Califfa, featuring her parents, saxophonist Otis Murphy (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music) and pianist Haruko Murphy, with her siblings, Kevin (French horn), Ethan (cello), and Faith (flute). In 2017, Renée won the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Young Artist, performing the Glière…

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Illinois Summer Harp Class Evening Concert – Molly O’Roark & The Delta

June 1, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Molly O’Roark, The Delta Harp +   Play/Swing/Stride With It – Plug-In-And-Play. Don’t miss this special demonstration-concert featuring Molly O’Roark, now inspiring and teaching for the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble in Atlanta, rocking the Delta Harp! Featuring the latest in harp design, developed by Dutch-UK based musician/designer/musician Joris Beets and launched by Salvi Harps in 2016, Molly’s program promises to surprise, delight, and slay. Music of Beyoncé, Dolly Parton, The Animals, Camila Cabello, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and much more.…

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Illinois Summer Harp Class Young Talents Recital – Joshua Lin and Emily Reader

June 2, 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Joshua Lin and Emily Reader, harps, with Brian Tong, piano   Emily Reader makes her Young Talent Recital debut in Mchedelov’s virtuosic Variations on a Theme of Paganini. An accomplished musician, Emily is in demand with various orchestras throughout the Chicago region, has been selected for the ILMEA All State ensembles the past three years, and has been featured as a soloist in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Joshua Lin returns to perform with his senior high…

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Illinois Summer Harp Class Participants Recital

June 2, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Featuring the 2018 iSHC participants and the world premiere of three by Julia Kay Jamieson, commissioned for the 2018 iSHC Harp Jam with improvisation and individual creativity! Join in the celebration of music-making and fellowship. Free and open to the public.

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Mary Lattimore w/ Cellophane Garden

June 2, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Stage Eighteen, 18 E Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States

Mary Lattimore - Harpist (Los Angeles, CA) Cellophane Garden (Fayetteville, AR) Saturday June 2 Stage Eighteen Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm Mary Lattimore is a harpist based in LA, whom you've probably heard in the last few years, even if you might not be aware of it. She's contributed harp to albums by the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Hop Along, The Clientele, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Thurston Moore and many others, but has also put out lots of compelling…

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HarpArts Adult Retreat 2018

June 3, 2018, 3:00 pm - June 10, 2018, 10:00 am
American Harp Center, 504 Rush Street
Petoskey, MI 49770 United States
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$800.00

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.

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Timeless Impressions

June 10, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 - $15

From the chamber musicians who brought you Baroque to the Future and Bach to the Burg, join us for music inspired by the great Impressionists, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Including a world premiere by violist and composer, Christopher Lowry, be inspired and enlightened in this lovely Sunday afternoon outing that highlights the beautiful colors of the harp, flute, clarinet, and string family.

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Elisabeth Plank – solo recital

June 13, 2018, 7:30 pm
Salesianersaal, Landesmusikschule Ried i. Innkreis, Konviktstraße 8
Ried im Innkreis, 4910 Austria
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"Music & Poetry": solo recital for Jeunesse Musicale Austria with actress Katharina Kos.

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Elisabeth Plank – solo recital

June 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
Bank Austria Salon im Alten Rathaus, Wipplinger Straße 8
Vienna, 1010 Austria
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"Music & Poetry": solo recital with actress Katharina Kos.

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Elisabeth Plank – Belgrade Harp Festival

June 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
Great Hall, Stankovic Music school, Kneza Miloša 1а
Belgrade, 11000 Serbia
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Elisabeth Plank performs a solo recital at Belgrade Harp Festival.

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Elisabeth Plank – solo recital

June 30, 2018, 7:00 pm
Kultursalon Niederleis, Bahnstrasse 164
Niederleis, 2116
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Elisabeth Plank performs a solo recital, with singer Claudia Guarin as a special guest.

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July 2018

Young Artist’s Harp Competition 2018

July 4, 2018 - July 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the next Young Artist’s Harp Competition will take place July 4–7, 2018, in Rabun Gap, Ga. A performance schedule for each division will be posted in spring, 2018, and an entry form will be available in winter 2018 Contestants in each division must perform three pieces from memory, choosing from the requirements listed below. There is no overall time limit, except for the Category C free choice selection. Contestants may pause and put the harp…

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Swannanoa Gathering

July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Road
Asheville, NC United States
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Week of Celtic workshops and concerts by the best Irish and Scottish artists, including Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, Masters of the Celtic Harp.

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A Celebration of Celtic Harp with Kim Robertson

July 14, 2018, 1:00 pm - July 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
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Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, 627 State Highway 37
Hammond, NY 13646 United States
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$120.00

Our weekend with Kim will begin with a hands-on Scottish Sampler Workshop and the first of two Ensemble Workshops; a Ceilidh (Celtic music party) with Kim as Emcee will conclude our first day. Sunday will begin with an interactive workshop on The Art of Performing followed by our 2nd ensemble workshop. Kim Robertson will perform at 4 PM with a special guest harp ensemble from workshop participants, followed by a Meet-the-Artist Reception for the general public.

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Alina Bzhezhinska performs at E15 Jazz in London

July 20, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square E15 1BX
London, United Kingdom
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Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska celebrates the extraordinary music of legendary jazz musicians John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and others with her acclaimed quartet. Consisting of award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, bass player/composer Larry Bartley and drummer Joel Prime, the quartet's recent opening performance for Pharaoh Sanders at The Barbican, during The EFG London Jazz Festival, has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards.

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