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Harpers Hall makes its home in the San Francisco South Bay Area and Central California Coast. Our purpose is to promote an appreciation of the folk harp, to cultivate its living musical tradition, and to preserve the fun and magic of the harp for members and for the general public. To that end, we hold numerous events throughout the year, from harp jams to house concerts, festival performances to yearly weekend retreats. Journey through Harpers Hall to discover an enchanting world of harpers and learn their songs and their stories. Here you will meet many of the revelers, see the various lands they travel to, and find out how to join.
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Harpers Hall Presents a workshop with Angel Tolosa, Venezuelan Harpist!
Saturday, April 20th 2013, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
At Immanuel Lutheran Church (Fireside Room)
Located at 1710 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
RSVP Verlene: email@example.com
This will be a two hour, two part workshop. Here is Angel's workshop description:
Music of Venezuelan Caribbean
Genre: Orquídea, Time signature: 4/4
The Orquidea is the musical genre that evokes the Venezuelan Caribbean musical taste. rhythmic mix it African, European and Native. It is a cheerful rhythm, fun, can not stop dancing for its catchy rhythm, is also very easy to interpret.
The Venezuelan Joropo
Genre: Joropo, Time signature: ¾ and 6/8
The Venezuelan Joropo is the musical genre the quintessential representative of Venezuela. the harp here is the main protagonist, rhythmic patterns, melodic and harmonic techniques allow to explore diversity in the Harp. Its beauty is indescribable.
After the morning workshop, you are invited to stay for lunch to get to know members of the Amercian Harp Society, and then stay through the afternoon to rehearse and participate in the concert. Lunch will provided for a small fee -- please let Carol know when you sign up for the String Fever, or let Verlene know when you sign up for the workshop. Or if you prefer, bring your own lunch.
String Fever Ensemble Rehearsal
Saturday, April 20th 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Amercian Harp Society has invited Harpers Hall members to participate in the ensemble for the String Fever Concert. The pieces that they will rehearse in the afternoon include our Harpers Hall arrangements of Breton Lullaby, Drummond Castle, and Sleep Soond i' da Mornin', plus Kim Robertson's arrangement of I Vow to Thee (Jupiter), and an additional piece by Angel Tolosa. Let Carol Holsinger know if you'd like to participate and she'll send you a link to the music. (Carol@holsingerharps.com or 650‐326‐3146). If you don't already own a copy of Kim Robertson's I Vow to Thee, the solo sheet music and the separate sheet music that includes both ensemble parts are available through Verlene for a discount of $3.00 each (plus shipping) for this event only. Please email Verlene for details.
String Fever Concert
Saturday, April 20th 2013, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
The String Fever concert will include ensemble pieces that were rehearsed that day by participating members of the American Harp Society, Harpers Hall, and Angel's trio, Ensamble a contratiempo. Here is a flyer for the concert. Tickets at the door.
Private lessons with Angel Tolosa
Venezuelan harpist, Angel Tolosa, will be available for private lessons in San Francisco Thursday and Friday April 18-19. Contact Amelia Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a lesson with Angel.
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Point of Contact Need a harper(s) for your wedding, holiday celebration, or special occasions? Drop us a line with your requirements and we'll pass the information to our revelers for reply. For additional information concerning Harpers Hall gatherings, events, CD's, etc., contact Kevin or Carol Holsinger, (650) 326-3146 (9am - 8pm Pacific Time) or e-mail email@example.com
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