Thanks to Mary Jane D'Arville and Robbin Gordon-Cartier for having me on the October episode of Hangin’ with the harp! Nothing like being live online!
The Atlanta and Virginia Harp Centers Present, "Hangin' with the Harp: Enchanting Effects - How to weave magic into your music with Kela Walton"
"Halloween is around the corner and there’s magic in the air! Join wizard Kela Walton as she shares some of the coolest special tricks that can only be conjured up by the harp! An active performer and innovative teacher, Kela will show you how to enchant your audience with various techniques used by composers like Andres and Salzedo to take the mystery out of the markings. So get on your broom, or rather, bench, and get ready to defy gravity!"
A PDF for this presentation is available HERE
This episode of Together SpARTanburg is all about harp! Principal Harpist Emily Waggoner and I discuss the harp's history, its place in the orchestra, and perform from our homes. Music featured includes a duet version of Jupiter from Gustav Holst's The Planets based on arrangement for two harps by Janet Witman, as well as the harp variation from The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten, and the Waltz of the Flowers cadenza from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Thank you to the Spartanburg Philharmonic for including harps in this wonderful online series!
I'm pleased to share another article I've written for the Harp Column!
For this article I asked several master harp teachers about their favorite repertoire to teach, and why they keep returning to these musical gems. I hope this will be helpful for teachers who are looking for some inspiration this fall and students looking for something new to learn!
Harp Column Subscribers can read the full article here: www.harpcolumn.com/teachers-pet/
There is also a companion article with my perspective on the trends I noticed while interviewing and researching for the feature article. www.harpcolumn.com/a-teachers-perspective/
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