Tuesday already?

Posted by Marilyn / on 07/27/2011 / 0 Comments

In fact, I have very few minutes before it rolls along to Wednesday...

What an amazing and huge collection of harpists!  Today I met Patrick Ball, and ferried him round a bit for a newspaper and website interview with the province. It might be up already. He performs his Carolan show with wire harp tomorrow night.

Harper Tasche waas here for his lecture/recital on small harps, we had 22 harps (and performers from perhaps 7 - 22 years old playing them) on stage for the Suzuki ensemble performance. Kids, I'm ready to work even harder next year! Very inspiring.

It was the first of 2 concerto nights with the Vancouver Symphony orchestra. They are so good! Wonderful conductor, and 4 separate concertos. The first for 2 harps, the second for harp and oboe, the third for solo harpist, and the last, 3 harps.   My favourite was the solo harp concerto with huge orchestra played by Baltazar Juarez from Mexico.  A very talented, and very nice young man.

But the highlight for me was the afternoon performance of Bach's Goldberg variations by Sylvain Blassel.  When I am feeble and/or ancient, I'll ask for a steady diet of those! It was a tour de force!

I've left out many others, and didn't get to the harp mover hero list, but that will have to wait till the next part of Wednesday!






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