Dear Chapter Members, Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and Happy Spring to everyone! We have some exciting end-of-year events coming up for the chapter, beginning with the scholarship fund. Every year we offer scholarships in an effort to give back to our harpists in a way that can supplement their studies or help them reach goals that may otherwise be unattainable. There are application forms and guidelines available below in the newsletter as well as on the website. Deadline for applications is April 15th. Secondly, we will be hosting a student recital at the May 6, 2 pm Spring Meeting on location at the Dusty Strings factory. This is a great opportunity to finish off the school year by showcasing all of your hard work. The bonus is getting to hear all of the other harpists perform as well! There is a link to SignUp Genius below in the newsletter with more details. After the recital there will be a tour of the Dusty Strings Factory, followed by refreshments and socializing. Enjoy the upcoming spring days! I look forward to seeing many of you at the spring meeting! Robin De Lanoy
Spotlight on Tamara Dobranic:
I am from a small but beautiful country, Serbia, and her capital city, Belgrade. At age 6 I first wanted to play cello but there were too many cellists at my music school and no one taking harp. I needed pillows on my chair in order to reach the strings! At 15, I entered the University of Music, in Belgrade, the youngest student to ever attend that prestigious institution. At 21, I earned my Master’s degree in Music Performance. After playing in Berlin, Brazil, Chile and Serbia, I came here last year with my 4-year-old daughter to be near my parents. I am trying to find my place in a new environment. I look forward to meeting more harpists!
Friday, April 6, 7:30pm. The Likes Of trio, Jazz First Friday at Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono Cafe/Bookstore, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle. The Likes Of is an experimental trio with roots in jazz, classical and improvised music. Members are Carol J Levin, electric harp, Jenny Ziefel, assorted reeds, and Schraepfer Harvey, percussion. April 6-29 Catherine Case will be playing in the pit at the 5th Ave Theater production of Kiss Me Kate. Some early shows have discounted tickets- Info below: The Friends and Family performances for Kiss Me Kate will be April 6, April 10, 11 and 12. To get $30 tickets, just have your friends and family use the promo code SOINLOVE when buying tickets for those dates or on a desktop computer, at http://www.5thavenue.org/promo/?SOINLOVE Mobile users, log in and use the promo code SOINLOVE. Valid in zones 3-5 Saturday, April 7, 7pm. Carol J Levin plays with Amelia Love Clearheart (The Indigo), fundraiser for Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave E, Seattle. "Gallery 1412 is a storefront performance venue in Seattle's Central District, operating as a collective of independent artists, primarily musicians, but also writers, dancers, theatre artists and other fellow travelers." Monday, April 9, 7pm. Carol J Levin plays with Christian Pincock's Scrambler at Stone Way Cafe, 3510 Stone Way N, Seattle "Scrambler makes a musical mess by combining large quantities of jazz, several cups of classical music, a tablespoon of folk and a dash of sound effects, whisked together through a conducted improv sign language called Soundpainting. Some of Seattle’s finest improvisers contribute their own unique diverse flavors, blended in real-time with Pincock’s hand-signed gestures." Saturday, April 14 7:00 PM. Patti Warden will be supplying the harp part for a performance of the Fauré Requiem by the Redmond Chorale. The concert will be held at the Church of Holy Cross Episcopal, 11526 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA. Tickets available at the door. Come early for a pre-concert organ recital by John Palmer, starting at 6:40. $16 general admission, $13 students/seniors, $40 family. Monday, April 16, 7:30 . Carol J Levin plays with Christian Pincock's Scrambler at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle. (See April 9) Saturday, April 21 7:30 Celtic masters Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne in concert at Dusty Strings in Fremont. Multi-instrumentalist duo with Celtic harps, Swedish nyckelharpa, Ukrainian bandura, bouzouki, cittern and more. “Unique show of breathtaking music both traditional and original, with wondrous stories and humor entwined.” $20 in advance, $25 at the door, purchase online http://store.dustystrings.com/p-5005-180421-frankfurter-advance-ticket-aryeh-frankfurter-amp-lisa- lynne-in-concert.aspx or at 206-634-1662. Sunday, April 22, 2pm. Carol J Levin plays with Beth Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble, Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle. "Beth Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble (WE) is a multi-instrumentalist project, grounded in learning and working Fleenor's Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening awareness, WE cultivates focused intention in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal empathic communication." Sunday, April 22 2:30 Deborah Henson-Conant appears with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. https://symphonytacoma.org/concerts/deborah-henson-conant. $19.50 and up.
Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm - House concert with Lisa Lynne Franco and Aryeh Frankfurter, who will be delighting with music and stories at the home of Jim and Joyce Newport in Gig Harbor. For more info and to reserve seats, please email HarborHouseConcerts@gmail.com Sunday, May 6 2 PM – Spring chapter meeting/student recital at Dusty Strings factory in Interbay. See Bits & Pieces #2.
May 12 – 13, 2018 Harp Festival 2018, Utrecht, the Netherlands, More Info.
June 27-30, 2018 43rd American Harp Society National Conference at The University of Redlands, Redlands, California. Opening concert by virtuoso Emmanuel Ceysson. More details will be available soon at www.ahsconference.org.