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January 2020

Yolanda Kondonassis performs Higdon concerto

January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings JENNIFER HIGDON Harp Concerto DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, "New World" Explore a tapestry of symphonic voices on the theme of America, from the 19th century’s stirring New World Symphony to the voice of today with Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s beautifully textured harp concerto. Yolanda Kondonassis performs with the Wichita Symphony. Saturday, January 25th at 7:30 pm Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 pm

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RNCM Young Harps

January 26, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Free

Young harpists under 18 gather twice a term to work together on different aspects of playing. Directed by Eira Lynn Jones, with guest tutors. This month, we welcome Scottish harpists Isobel Mieras and Patsy Seddon who will introduce us to Scottish tunes! FREE but you must register with Bryony.Taylor@rncm.ac.uk

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February 2020

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Harp Fest

February 1, 2020
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$30 – $100

Join the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra with Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin for a comprehensive workshop in harp technique and performance. Other faculty include Barbara Biggers, Laura Brandenburg, Cheryl Losey Feder, Jaymee Haefner, Naoko Nakamura, Yumiko Schlaeffer, and Karen Thomas.

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Bridget Kibbey and Alexi Kenney

February 2, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW
Washington DC, 20009 United States
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$5 – $45

Friends and musical collaborators Bridget Kibbey and Alexi Kenney make their return to the Phillips for an intimate and virtuosic collaboration. From adaptations of the music of John Dowland and J. S. Bach, to original masterworks by Camille Saint-Saëns and Sebastian Currier, their performance traverses three generations of musical counterpoint coupled with the rich harmonies of Romantic-era colorists. Kibbey, a longtime Phillips Music favorite, has brought new energy to the harp repertoire, premiering concertos by composers João Luiz Rezende and Vivian Fung, and making lively arrangements of the keyboard concerti…

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Yolanda Kondonassis performs Arturo Marquez concerto

February 8, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the rich heritage of folk melodies from the United States and Mexico reborn by 20thCentury composers. The program opens and closes with works by the incomparable American composer Aaron Copland. The first, El Salón México, is named after a dance hall said to have played three kinds of music: one for the upper-class, a more vigorous working-class music and foot-stomping music of the peasantry. Each is brilliantly exemplified in this rhythmic work! The second, his Appalachian Spring orchestral suite, is perhaps…

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Rolando Villazón, tenor and Xavier de Maistre, harp

February 14, 2020, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zaryadye Hall, Ulitsa Varvarka, д. 6, стр. 4
Moscow, 109012 Russian Federation
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Mexican Rolando Villazón is a worldwide recognized opera star. The tenor who enjoys both critical and public acclaim. “The sound of his voice is phenomenon... Few tenors could master such pianissimi” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Today harpist Xavier de Maistre is one of the brightest stars of contemporary instrumentalists. His subtle touch, virtuosity, and creativity brought him numerous gigs at prestigious venues and events, as well as prizes. He is that rare kind of soloists that discover new possibilities of given instrument.…

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Dutch Harp Festival & Nikolaz Cadoret come to New York

February 21, 2020, 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, Fl 7th
New York, NY 10001 United States
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The Dutch Harp Festival is back in New York this February for the American round of its World Harp Competition as well as an evening concert featuring Nikolaz Cadoret performing the Dutch world premiere of "Music by Oceans" – a project which brings ocean data to life through the sounds of the harp. Starting at 11AM, competition candidates will pitch their own original programs to the Scouting Jury, vying for one of the few places in the finals of the…

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Flute and Harp – The Juniper Project

February 23, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
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$5 – $16

Harpist Eira Lynn Jones and flautist Anna Rosa Mari explore original repertoire for flute and harp: Algues - Bernard Andrès Fragments - Lutoslawski The Garden of Adonis - Hovhaness Can’t Stop to Talk - Marson With favourite arrangements: Fantasia on Greensleeves - Vaughan Williams (arr.Sumbler/Jones) Entr’acte - Ibert En Bateau - Debussy  

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March 2020

RNCM Young Harps

March 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Free

Young harpists under 18 gather twice a term to work together in a fun and friendly environment. Directed by Eira Lynn Jones, with Guest Tutors. In March, we welcome Stephen Dunstone who will introduce us to some of his harp ensemble pieces. FREE but you must register with Bryony.Taylor@rncm.ac.uk

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Virginia Harp Center Festival

March 20, 2020, 5:00 pm - March 22, 2020, 5:00 pm
Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
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Virginia Harp Center Festival will bring diverse international artists to your doorstep in the Mid-Atlantic area! Featured artists include Anneleen Lenaerts, Maeve Gilchrist, and Rhett Barnwell. Learn from these incredible musicians through live concerts, performance classes, and workshops. Then take your place on stage in an open mic session or be part of the VHC Festival Harp Ensemble.  Mark your calendar for March 20-22nd, 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best! Register today, visit www.virginiaharpcenterfestival.com.

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Anneleen Lenaerts in Recital

March 26, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paterskirche, Burgring 19
Kempen, Germany
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works by Bach, Fauré, Aho, Jongen, Walter-Kuhne, W. Lenaerts & Smetana

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Yolanda Kondonassis performs Ginastera

March 27, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harp virtuoso, Yolanda Kondonasis makes her debut with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.  She is the leading exponent on the instrument both as performer and teacher with many recordings to date.  The Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera explores the unique timbres and exotic sounds of this age-old instrument, in a beautifully crafted work. The Sinfonietta by Prokofiev contrasts his often jarring harmonies, with beautiful melody distinctive in his later ballet scores.  Our journey concludes with Symphony No. 88 by Haydn, from his “storm and stress” middle period.…

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Christopher Newport University Harp Festival and Competition

March 28, 2020
Ferguson Center for the Arts at Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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$35.00

The 4th annual Christopher Newport University Harp and Competition will feature Canadian "harp genius" Josh Layne, Venezuelan harpist Angel Tolosa, Michelle Abbott of Vanderbilt Music, a laser harp demonstration, and more! Vendor shopping provided by the Virginia Harp Center and Marini Made Harps.

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April 2020

2020 Korea International Harp Competition

April 12, 2020 - April 19, 2020

With the aim to discover and nurture talented harpist, the 2020 Korea International Harp Competition will be held in Seoul. Joined by world-renown jurors, the competition will focus on cultivating passion for the harp and music while providing the contestants with the opportunity to grow as an international musician. The competition’s goal is to bring together harpists from around the world in celebration. This time, the 5th Korea Harp Festival will be held along with the Korea International Harp Competition.

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Kawartha Trio featuring Judy Loman

April 19, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bethel Community Church, 128 St Vincent St.
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3Y8 Canada
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$25 – $110

The Kawartha Trio features Judy Loman, harp, her daughter Linda Umbrico, viola and her son-in-law Ross Edwards, clarinet in charming arrangements of classic pieces that they love to play. It all started during family vacation time at Judy’s acreage in the Kawartha Lakes area. They explored repertoire that could be adapted for their unique instrumentation. This includes music from the baroque era to more contemporary works, all which resonate with audiences.

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RNCM Harp Ensemble

April 23, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Free

The RNCM Harp Ensemble directed by Eira Lynn Jones will present a varied programme of music as part of the RNCM Lunchtime Recital Series. To include World Premiere of “You” by Stephen Henriksen.

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May 2020

Dutch Harp Festival 2020

May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands + Google Map

Welcome to Planet Harp! The Dutch Harp Festival will be back in 2020 for its sixth edition! Join us in Utrecht, at TivoliVredenburg, May 9th and 10th, for two full days of harp. Artistic director Remy van Kesteren will guide you through a parallel universe to show you that the harp is much more than just a classical instrument. This year's line-up of performers include Lavinia Meijer, Tom Monger (Florence & the Machine), Sunniva Rødland – Vortex Room, LEYA, and…

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Harptacular San Francisco

May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Free

Featuring Emmanuel Ceysson, Jennifer Ellis, Douglas Rioth, Lynn Taffin, and Jieyin Wu, Harptacular brings 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.

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June 2020

Xavier de Maistre and Lucero Tena in concert

June 26, 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
KKL Culture and Congress Center, Europaplatz 1
Luzern, 6005 Switzerland
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Works by Albéniz, Guridi, Soler, Granados, Falla and Tárrega

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July 2020

World Harp Congress Cardiff

July 24, 2020 - July 30, 2020

From 24 – 30 July 2020, harpists and harp enthusiasts from around the world will visit Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, for a six-day harp extravaganza of  concerts, recitals, masterclasses, lectures and workshops.

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August 2020

8th International Summer Harp Academy in Bulgaria

August 2, 2020, 5:00 pm - August 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Bankya Palace Hotel, Bankya, bul. Varna 70
Bankya, Bulgaria
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  Welcome to the 8th ISHA - the harp academy that meets you with 3 international recognized  tutors to play, elaborate and enjoy the harp. Tutors You have the opportunity to share your experience and strategies with other harpists. For one week you wi meet and attain classes of the amazing musicians: Josh Layne, Branka Crowder and Daniela Iolkicheva. Type of harp and levels The academy is open to all levels and all harps. Registration is open till 15th of…

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