The new issue of Harp Column has hit the stands, featuring the incomparable lever harpist Maeve Gilchrist! We know you’re going to love reading about what this “Music Maeven” has been up to lately. “I was thinking about what I wanted to create a concerto with, from the rich color palette that a symphony has to offer, and what I could use as a vehicle for these rich sounds,” says Maeve about her recent collaboration with composer Luke Benton and the Western Piedmont Symphony. Find out more in this issue.
We’ve all heard about multi-taskers like Yolanda Kondonassis and others who juggling demanding careers with family life. But how do they do it? Harpist and mother of three Megan Metheney gives an inside look at how to make it all work in her feature article Balancing Act.
Have you ever had to pack your harp up and ship it out? We’ve covered all the basses (pun intended) in our other feature article for this issue Send Your Harp Packing.
Also in this issue, advice on building and maintaining repertoire, how to manage everything in a lesson when there isn’t enough time, reviews of new discs by the Hat Trick trio and Carol Robbins, and a moving tribute to the late Germaine Lorenzini written by her student Isabelle Moretti. Plus, one harpist gets the surprise of a lifetime when she walks into a rehearsal.