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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kim Robertson Harp Workshop & Concert - Feb 16 & 17



Kim RobertsonThis is a courtesy announcement for the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Harp Society.


Kim Robertson Workshop and Concert

We are proud to welcome Kim Robertson to Houston for a workshop and concert on Feb. 16 and 17, 2013. One of the most sought after Celtic Harpists in the USA, Kim will play a varied program of Irish, Scottish & American folk melodies, and some original compositions on the Celtic harp. Her stories and descriptions display a delightful sense of humor.  


Workshop: Sat. Feb. 16, 10 AM to 2:30 PM with brown bag lunch (beverage vending machine on site) - Morning session will include airs and lullabies for beginners and early intermediates.Afternoon session advances gradually into improvisation, playing with other musicians, and more.

Location:Memorial Dr. Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston 77024; Memorial Dr. at Blalock (Blalock is an extension of Fondren going north. It can be confusing if you aren't aware of this.)Yoga classroom at north end of church, roll harps in at side door, ample parking. Church Tel. 713-782-1710.

Tuition: $50 before Feb. 11. $60 thereafter.  



Make check to Greater Houston Chapter of AHS and mail to:

Louise Trotter

12327 Meadow Lake Dr.

Houston, TX 77077


Please include your phone number and email address.

Bring harp and music stand if possible. Chairs provided. Music Handouts will be provided.

For more info contact: Louise Trotter: 281-497-2986.


Concert: Sunday Feb. 17 at 2:30 P.M. in the Memorial Dr. Presbyterian Church chapel, north side of church, double doors closest to the Blalock side of church. Suggested concert donation: $10. No reservation needed.  

KIM ROBERTSON is a renowned performer, arranger and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument.

Born in Wisconsin, she is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. In the mid-70's, Kim's discovery of the Celtic harp grew into a profound love for the instrument, setting her upon the path of exploration for which she is now widely known. Kim has traveled with her harp from concert halls to grass roots folk clubs, from luxury cruise ships to remote mountaintops; she has performed concerts by candlelight, delivered singing telegrams and played herself on an episode of "Beverly Hills 90210".

She regularly tours the USA, Canada and Europe as one of the most popular folk harpists performing today. Her work encompasses numerous recording projects, published harp arrangements, and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats.   


Another Concert January 19 and 20: (2 performances): 



Snaufer Garvin Duo



The Snaufer/Garvin Duo is giving 2 concerts this weekend: Sat. January 19 and Sun. January 20Doors open 7:30pm. Terese Weber, Houston AHS chapter president, is the "opening act" on solo harp for the evening beginning at about 7:30.  Kimberly and Marc begin their performance at around 8:15.

Address: 5131 Glenmeadow Drive, Houston 77096
RSVP and/or ask questions: Arpi Lamell 
Choose either Saturday or Sunday and let Arpi know which night you want. Capacity is limited. 


Our hosts say...  Bring whatever food, sides, wine, desserts, or delicacies you wish. Go with flow of the evening with Mexican or Latin American, or, if you can't think of anything, don't hesitate to bring money. Though not required, your generous donations ($15-20 per person is about right for most) are encouraged and very much appreciated.  



Reminder: Open House at Melody's Traditional Music sponsored by Houston Chapter AHS on Saturday, January 26 from 1-3 PM.  See you then!  


Brought to you by Melody's Traditional Music & Afghan Press Music for Harp. Thanks for reading down this far!  Have a great and harpy day! 

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