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2013 Mid Atlantic Harp Festival
February 23, 2013
Providence Baptist Church
8980 Brook Road
McLean, VA 22102
We are happy to announce the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Harp Festival, taking place February 23, 2013.
For a full program guide, including information regarding the 3rd Annual Scholarship Competition, consult the Festival Guide. Early bird registration fees are only $45 on or before 1/1/2013. Regular registration is $55 after 1/1/2013.
Single tickets will be available to the closing concert only (not to other events and workshops). They will be priced at $20 and available at the door. There will be plenty of open seating.
Please note that Scholarship Competition forms were due 1/15/2013. We are no longer accepting scholarship forms.
Mid Atlantic Harp Scholarship Competition (9am - 12:45pm)
We are looking forward to a wonderful competition on Saturday February 23 at McLean Providence Baptist Church. Thank you for your participation! Please see the attached addtional information, and the schedule for your indvidual assigned times. Please be sure to have your teacher sign the competition agreement form and bring it with you to the competition. Please direct any questions to AHS Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Melissa Dvorak.
Ensemble Workshop (2pm - 5pm)
Mary Jane D’Arville’s Ensemble workshop will be a great opportunity to learn to play in an harp ensemble. It will be great fun!
The workshop attendees will be divided into 2 groups: beginner and intermediate/advanced. Each group will have 2 solo pieces and then there will be 2 pieces with the combined ensembles which will give each group 4 pieces to learn. Each group would get 45 minutes and then we would combine for the last 1/2 hr.
Attendees should acquire the music in advance and learn the material to make best use of the workshop. Here is a list of the music for the workshop. All of the music is available from the Virginia Harp Center except for the Chariots of Fire which we will scan and post to the website to download.
Light Classics for Troubadour Harp:
Russian Folk Song, The Reaper's Song (arr. Bonnie Biggs)
Air for Two Harps (Handel/arr. Curcio)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Badelt/arr.R. Ellins)
Jupiter (Holst/arr. J.J. Witman) (download part 1 and part 2)
Chariots of Fire (Vangelis/ arr. M.J. D'Arville) (download D'Arville arrangement)
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