Harps Across the Seas, October 8 at 7pm

Classical Tuesdays welcomes Margaret Shelton performing traditional and contemporary harp music from Asia, Europe, and South America.

Join us for an evening of beautiful harp music from around the world. Tacoma harpist Margaret Shelton explored traditional and contemporary harp music from Asia, Europe and South America while traveling on a grant in 2011. Margaret was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study harp music, playing techniques, and cultures in fourteen countries across four continents; a journey of musical and personal discovery. Through performing, interviewing harpists, digging through museum archives and even building a small harp, Margaret discovered the rich variety of this unique instrument around the globe. I’d say Margaret’s got the world on a string.

Here are a few of the intriguing varieties we'll hear on her program from countries she visited:

China: Traditional Konghou harp tunes
Ireland: Traditional Irish tunes
Germany: Songs from 19th-century Harfenmädchen traveling harpists
France: Classical Harp pieces (i.e. Debussy, Faure)
Paraguay: Traditional Arpa Paraguaya

When & where:

Tuesday, October 8, 7pm

Slavonian Hall
2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome
Handicap parking and access from alley

More information:
(253) 752-2135

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