7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
17th June, 2015
Harpist Micheline Kahn’s (1889-1987) commitment to new scores helped to build a stunning literature for the harp. Yet her early retirement from the stage made her an enigmatic figure, whose importance has somewhat fallen into shadow. Using letters, reviews and contemporary accounts as well as music by composers who admired her, Harp Fellow Alexander Rider paints a portrait of Fauré’s Châtelaine. The recital also includes the première of Robert Saxton’s Toccata, Passacaglia Canonica and Dance for solo harp.
Internationally-acclaimed harpist Chantal Mathieu’s has been Principal Harp of the Symphony Orchestra Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg, and the guest of leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic. She now pursues a career as a solo performer, and here gives a lunchtime recital in addition to two masterclasses as part of the Summer Harp festival.
Silk Street Music Hall