Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Harp Workshop Weekend - Beginners & Experts Exeter School Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October 2015

Shelley Fairplay

CAMAC EXETER HARP WEEKEND
Exeter School


LEARN THE BASICS OF HARP PLAYING
Harp Basics
in a ‘Harpist for a Day’ Workshop:
Learn basic facts about harps and harp playing
Introduction to basic technique
Learn how to find notes on the harp
(i.e. the musical alphabet)
Accompany a tune!
Play a tune!

WATCH AN 'OPEN REHEARSAL'
Watch the Performance Ensemble harpists
rehearsing for ready for concert.
Observe harp technique in action.
See many different types of harps.
Harp Techniques
Listen to different musical styles.
Learn about ensemble interactions.

REHEARSE IN A
'FIRST PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP'
Join a rehearsal with the Performance Ensemble harpists.
Sit alongside your allocated ‘Helping Hands' harp guide
Learn your ensemble performance piece.
Practice performing within the ensemble.

PERFORM AS PART OF SHELLEY FAIRPLAY'S
'THREE STRAND CONCERT'
Sit with your own allocated harp onstage in front of audience!
Rehearsal
Perform alongside your ‘Helping Hands' harp guide
Have the incredible experience of hearing your notes
- blending with others in performance.
Enjoy applause for your wonderful concert harpist debut!

CELEBRATE
You will have a photograph of you with your harp for the day!
A photograph of you on stage performing!
Take home your very own ‘Love the harp’ T Shirt!


Saturday 3 October

"Choose your harp"
Shelley Fairplay
Telynau Vining Camac Harps
on display all day (11am-7pm)

"BE A HARPIST FOR A DAY"
Butterfield Hall 11.00am-9.00pm
Organiser: Shelley Fairplay
(no experience needed - harps provided)
11.00: Registration
11.30-12.30: Attend Workshop
("Learn the basics of harp playing")
1.30-2.00: Observe Open Rehearsal
(by the Performance Ensemble - see below)
2.00-3.00: Take part in Rehearsal
(with the Performance Ensemble - see below)
4.00-4.30: Listen to Informal Talk
Harp Workshop
Shelley Fairplay
(Harp Care & Introduction to the Camac range)
6.30: Tuning Up & Photo Opportunity
(Be photographed on stage
  with your selected Cemac Harp)
7.00-9.00: Play a Guest Spot
(in The Three Strands Concert,
 "Passion, Sorrow Joy" - see below)
Tickets: £40

meanwhile:

"Sound of the Harp"
Liz Grier & Emma Graham
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Butterfield Hall 12.30am-9.00pm
Organiser: Shelley Fairplay
12.30: Setup
1.00-2.00: Ensemble Arrangements
(Swing, Calypso, La Bamba -
receive music in advance via email)
2.00-3.00: Rehearsal
(with 'Harpists for a Day' -
an opportunity to join 'Helping Hands')
7.00-9.00: Play in "Passion, Sorrow & Joy"
Tickets: £35

SOUND OF THE HARP
Andrews Hall 3.30-5.00pm
"Three Strands"
Shelley Fairplay
Harps: Emma Graham & Liz Grier
(a demonstration of sound effects &
 special effects on the harp)
Tickets: £12

THE THREE STRANDS CONCERT
Butterfield Hall 7.00-9.00
PAIN, SORROW & JOY
Harp: Shelley Fairplay
(Western Classical, Modern Popular &
 World Music intertwined - with Celtic music,
 Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Flamenco,
 Guns n' Roses, Star Wars & Dr Who)
Tickets: £10 (Concessions £8)

Sunday 4 October

Telynau Vining Camac Harps
on display all day (10am-4pm)
"Hands-on-Harp"
Liz Grier & Emma Graham

REGISTRATION 9.00

HANDS-ON-HARP
Andrews Hall 9.30-10.30
Harps: Emma Graham & Liz Grier
Learn about harps & basic techniques
(Harps provided)
Tickets: £10

BAROQUE FLAMENCO WORKSHOP
Butterfield Hall 11.00-12.30
"Baroque Flamenco"
Deborah Henson-Conant
Harp: Shelley Fairplay
Experienced players enhance your repertoire
with Deborah Henson-Conant's classic piece.
Tickets: £12

HARPE NOIRE
Andrews Hall 12.30-1.30
Harps: Emma Graham & Liz Grier
An informal concert by two experts
Admission FREE

ARRANGING POP FOR THE HARP

Butterfield Hall 1.30-2.30 + 3.00-4.00
Harp: Shelley Fairplay
Master of all harp styles
Shelley Fairplay
Learn how to create your own harp music
from piano, voice and guitar scores & recordings.
Learn how to create a 'pop' effect on harp.
Tickets: 20

BRINGING YOUR FEET TO THE PARTY
Andrews Hall 2.30-4.00
Harps: Emma Graham & Liz Grier
All the best tips on switching from a lever harp
to a pedalled instrument - including transport!
Tickets: £12


Saturday & Sunday, All-In - £60

Box Office: 02920 620900
Telynau Vining Harps
116b Tandbach Road
Birchgrove
CARDIFF  CF14 1UE



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