Because of the Covid19 pandemic, this year
concerts have disappeared from our calendars. The World Harp Day happened,
"The main goal of the World
Harp Day is to create a fertile ground for cultural dialogue: this new tradition
shall become a reminder of peace and unity to all countries, and a source of
inspiration for the development of the harp as a diplomatic symbol of art,
health, and solidarity in addition to a magnificent musical instrument.”
Here are 6 hours of videos from 80 harpists around the world. https://youtu.be/O8ouFNsQfHo.
For more information, go to http://worldharpday.com/.
Amherst Early Music presents a class on the historical harp! “Drone Away” (“Bordon/Bordone”)
with Judy Kadar* will happen Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00 EDT, 19:00 Central
European Time. A drone is
a constant tone or tones accompanying a melody. Although we associate drones
with bagpipes and hurdy-gurdies, there are also pieces utilizing them in lute,
keyboard and harp repertoire. In the Middle Ages some instruments – vielles,
harps and perhaps recorders – were equipped with built-in drones! We will be
playing works from the 16th and 17th centuries to see how
we might create accompaniments for Medieval and Renaissance music. (Music can be
downloaded after registration.) Join in with your harp tuned to 440 and play
melody, drone or both, depending on your capability. You don’t need a harp with
levers, but should have a tuning key nearby to temporarily tune an F# in one
piece or a Bb in another.
participation fee is $25 (US), approximately 21 Euro. Registration begins on
Monday, April 19, at
Kadar, a Berlin resident, is
renowned as a specialist in historical harp music.
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