Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Helen loves to take her harp out of the orchestra and on the road where she can share the music and stories related to this magical musical instrument.
On her latest AOTNZ tour she’ll be showcasing the Celtic music of Wales, Ireland and Scotland, along with some glorious Baroque music by J.S. Bach, and then on to Paris and La Belle Epoche with the music of Claude Debussy and Gabriel Faure.
The first half of programme is a mini history of the pedal harp, with pieces chosen to show the development of the double action pedal harp, invented by Frenchman Sebastien Erard.
The second half showcases the Blue Carbonfibre Celtic harp, with music from Brittany, Scotland and Ireland. As well, the Concert harp is plugged in for some jazz surprises – ‘Duke’, inspired by Duke Ellington, and Mozart’s ‘Alla Turca Jazz’.
Helen plays the Concert Grand, made out of South Island red beech by her brother, well known harp maker Kim Webby, and the Blue carbon fibre Celtic harp, made by luthier Davy Stuart.
September 12, 2018
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Adults: $20, Children: $5 Adults: $30 Children: $10 (up to 18 years with college ID)
Tickets from Ticket Direct ph. +6435489477.