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Performances, Recitals & Festivals

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Workshops, Masterclasses & Harp Camps

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat

Colorado's 14th Annual   
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat
September 26-30, 2018
For its 14th convening, the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat is delighted to host Aine Minogue and Sunita Staneslow as instructors for our multi-level harp workshops.  In this year's program, "Across the Divide," Aine and Sunita will guide us as we beckon traditional Irish music forward through the mists of time and explore how to use the harp as a bridge between cultures.
We are offering advanced beginner/intermediate and intermediate/professional workshops; participants in each will have an opportunity to work with both Aine and Sunita.  The retreat will be preceded by two additional days of programing.
On Wednesday, Aine will present meditation techniques in the morning and in the afternoon teach us how to coordinate our playing with meditation.

On Thursday, Sunita will introduce us to Israeli and Arabic music and the role for the harp in those traditions.

 Our gathering will also include: the traditional harp circle led by Julie Norem-Hawley; a pipe and harp workshop; a session regarding how to play your harp with other instruments; a private concert just for participants and their traveling companions; a harp concert with Aine and Sunita.  Keep an eye on our website for information about these and other events!
Enrollment is limited so that we can keep our classes small and provide individualized attention.  Visit our website to contact us with questions or to access the registration form, and while you are there, take advantage of our May 1st early bird special.  www.spanishpeaksharpretreat.com/
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival
Thursday, September 20 – Sunday September 23
For information : celticmusicfest.com

New England Fall 2018 Harp Retreat

October 26 - 28, 2018

Held at a Fabulous Tudor Style Private Home
15 minutes from downtown Hartford, Connecticut
with Zoe Vandermeer, Welsh Harp, Celtic Harp, Soprano and Composer
and Guest Presenters Kathy King and David Norton


Competitions & Contests

11th USA International Harp Competition

June 1-18, 2019
1201 E. Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Exact dates to be determined. All repertoire must be performed from memory, with the exception of the 6th Composition Contest winning composition in Stage 3–  The 11th Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32 as of May 1, 2019–  Find more information at www.usaihc.org

Stage 1
J. S. Bach: Any Preludes and Fugue from "The Well-Tempered Clavier"
Louis Spohr: Variations sur l'Air "Je suis encore dans mon printemps", Op. 36
Jacques de la Presle: Le Jardin Mouille

Stage 2
Nino Rota: Sarabanda e Toccata
Gabriel Faure: Une Chatelaine en sa tour
Ernst Krenek: Sonata for Harp, Op. 150
Germaine Tailleferre: Sonata for Harp
Carlos Salzedo: Ballade, Op. 28
Henriette Renie: Ballade Fantastique

Stage 3
A free choice program of 40 minutes to include the following:
1– 6th Composition Contest winning composition (TBA, maximum 8 minutes)
2– Spoken program notes not to exceed five minutes of the 40-minute program. The performer may speak in any language. A printed transcription in English must be provided to the jury.

Stage 4
Choose One:
Franz Liszt: Liebestraume No. 3 (Any Edition)
Mikhail Glinka: The Lark (Any Edition)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

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