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World Harp Congress: opening gala concert


World Harp Congress: opening gala concert

  • Date: Sunday, 20 July 2014, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Town Hall — 483 George St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $30/$25 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

In July 2014, a host of heavenly harpists will descend on Sydney, Australia, for a week long festival celebrating the most magical instrument, the harp. The World Harp Congress, an international triennial event, is coming to the Southern hemisphere for the first time in its 36-year history, attracting delegates and performers from all continents and cultures.

The harp is one of the most ancient instruments, with a history stretching back to 3,500 BCE in Mesopotamia. From the African kora to the Japanese koto, the Irish clàrsach to the modern orchestral harp, it’s an instrument that finds a home in many cultures and styles.

Our gala opening program celebrates the world of harp.

World premiere of Harp Mantras by Australian composer Ross Edwards:
Seven Harp Ensemble

Ann Heymann (USA)

Dan Yu (China)
Rüdiger Oppermann (Germany)
Albert Ssempeke (Uganda)
Leonard Jacome (Venezuela)
His Strings Under Pressure (Venezuela)
William Barton, Didgeridoo
Christian Montilla, Saxophone
Yilmer Vivas, Drums
The Global Players

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Harp mantras (septets: 7 harps) (2014) by Ross Edwards — World premiere
— performed by SHE (Seven Harp Ensemble)

Featured artists

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