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17th June, 2015

Summer Harp Festival 2015

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17th June, 2015
End Date:
18th June, 2015
Silk Street Music Hall

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama Summer Harp Festival includes a Concert, Masterclass and Artist Conversation.

Wednesday 17 June, 7pm, Silk Street Music Hall
In the Footsteps of a Châtelaine: A Musical Portrait of Micheline Kahn
Alexander Rider harp

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.

Admission free

Thursday 18 June, 1pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Chantal Mathieu in Recital

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.

Admission free

Wednesday 17 June, 1.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 18 June, 3.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall

Chantal Mathieu | Harp Masterclass

Admission free

Silk Street Music Hall

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