Harp Weekend 7th-9th September 2012


FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

 

CAMAC HARP REGULATION DAY

EMS Showroom 10am-4pm

Servicing • Regulations • Exhibition • Recital

We are delighted that Eric Piron and technicians from Camac Harps France are coming to the Early Music Shop showroom for 2 days of harp regulation and servicing. Customers are invited to bring their harps for overhaul and servicing and for advice on maintenance and choosing a harp. Please contact staff at EMS Saltaire if you wish to book your harp in for servicing, or simply come along to talk to the makers..

 

RECITAL – LOUISE THOMSON

3rd Floor Salts Mill 7pm

Louise Thomson will perform on Camac lever harps and pedal harp in a programme of music to include:

Rhapsodie - Grandjany

Maracatu - Gismonti

Cruit gun cheis ceall gun aba - Kennedy

Sonata in F minor - Scarlatti

Impromptu Caprice - Pierne

Nocturne - Glinka

American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin


TICKETS £10
- Includes glass of wine/soft drink
Available in advance from The Early Music Shop on 01274 288100 or on the door.

Concert sponsored by Camac Harps


SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

 

CAMAC HARP REGULATION DAY

EMS Showroom 10am-4pm

Servicing • Regulations • Exhibition • Recital

We are delighted that Eric Piron and technicians from Camac Harps France are coming to the Early Music Shop showroom for 2 days of harp regulation and servicing. Customers are invited to bring their harps for overhaul and servicing and for advice on maintenance and choosing a harp. Please contact staff at EMS Saltaire if you wish to book your harp in for servicing, or simply come along to talk to the makers

 

MEDIAEVAL/TUDOR HARP WORKSHOP with Sarah Deere-Jones

The Coach House, Victoria Road  10am-12noon

We will warm up with some simple finger exercises for all standards to play together. We will then talk about the design and features of early Medieval and Tudor harps, their history across Britain, and how to adapt standard lever harp technique to them. We will then explore some Medieval and Tudor repertoire and play some music together, either by ear or using music provided. There is no need to own a reproduction Medieval/Tudor harp for this workshop as all music can be played on modern lever or pedal harps. But if you are bringing a reproduction harp, please tune it in C major (A440) but be prepared to re-tune during the workshop, (if you are a beginner, don't worry help and advice will be available!).

TICKETS £8 - Includes light refreshments.

Available in advance from The Early Music Shop on 01274 288100

 

 

CHILDREN’S HARP WORKSHOP with Louise Thomson

The Coach House, Victoria Road  1pm-3pm

Workshop for children, beginner players welcome! Harps will be provided and the ticket price includes light refreshments.
TICKETS £5

Available in advance from The Early Music Shop on 01274 288100

 

TALK – ‘THE HISTORY OF THE HARP’

Salts Mill  3pm-4pm

Using colour slides, Sarah Deere-Jones illustrates the history of this fascinating instrument from the ancient civilisations of the mediterranean, through to the earliest European and British triangular framed harps, their development into double and triple strung harps, their expansion into South American culture and then their final transformation into the elaborate and complicated double action orchestral harps of today. With illustrations from Mesopatamian plaques, Egyptian tomb paintings, European stone slabs and Medieval manuscripts, and Peruvian church panels to19th century English oil paintings, this lecture demonstrates the hugely varied and intriguing history of the harp.

FREE ADMISSION

 

RECITAL – SARAH DEERE-JONES

3rd Floor Salts Mill 7pm

Sarah Deere-Jones will perform some medieval music on reproduction historic harps as well as her own compositions and arrangements of virtuoso classical, jazz and traditional music for lever harp, joined by Phil Williams on Guitar and Gazuki. Sarah has appeared in many music festivals across the UK and in America, her CDs and sheet music are in demand across the world, and her CD 'Soirbheas' was nominated as a Classic FM CD of the year in 2006.


TICKETS £10
- Includes glass of wine/soft drink
Available in advance from The Early Music Shop on 01274 288100 or on the door

 

 

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

 

LEVER HARP WORKSHOPS with Sarah Deere-Jones

The Coach House, Victoria Road 

 

Morning Workshop  10am-12 noon

Afternoon Workshop 1pm-3pm


For all standards to play together! We will start with some discussion of harp technique, dispell some myths and explain why it is important from day one to keep a relaxed hand and a good posture. Then we will study some specially formulated finger exercises which all standards can play together at the same time, practising relaxation techniques and building up strength and flexibility. Finally we will progress to some ensemble pieces with parts for different abilities with music provided, but the simpler parts also being taught by ear, so that every students from the complete beginner to the advanced student can enjoy making music together!

Each of the two Sunday workshops will feature different exercises and ensemble pieces, so students are welcome to attend both without covering the same material.


TICKETS £10
- Includes light refreshments
Available in advance from The Early Music Shop on 01274 288100

 

 

Enquiries and Bookings to:


The Early Music Shop, Salts Mill, Victoria Road

Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA

 

Tel: 01274 288100  Email: sales@earlymusicshop.com