Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Meet in Sydney: Chinese Konghou and World Harp
A Special evening at Taronga Zoo, hosted by The International Konghou Harp Association & World Harp Congress.
Depart from Circular Quay at 6.30pm on a private Harp cruise, the ‘Rocket Freedom’ to Taronga Zoo. Entertainment on board by the wonderful Paraguayan Harpist Sixto. A private reception will take place in the Harbour View Terrace at Taronga Zoo where beverages and canapés will be served from 19.30 until 21.30. A very special Chinese Konghou performance will take place in the Harbour View Terrace overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This special evening is limited to 180 and all registered delegates will be emailed with the option to add this to their registration.
Costs: AUD$50 per person + 10% GST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Vergrugghen – Monday 21st July 2014
Canto Ostinato Audio Visual is a performance with harp, electronica and visuals, based on the groundbreaking composition ‘Canto Ostinato’. Gwyneth Wentink (harp), Wouter Snoei (electronica) and Arnout Hulskamp (visuals) respond to each other on stage using their instruments and self-developed software, determining who takes the lead according to the codes of ‘Canto Ostinato’.
Canto Ostinato Audio Visual takes place on the fascinating intersection between music, visual art and technology, and provides a unique experience for all the senses. Interaction and improvisation are the foundation of the composition; every performance is different. Harp player Gwyneth Wentink, electronica specialist Wouter Snoei and video artist Arnout Hulskamp will bring this arrangement of Canto Ostinato to exceeding stages worldwide.
This revolutionary arrangement of Canto is an ode to the famous Dutch composer of minimal music, Simeon ten Holt who passed away in November 2012, at the age of 89.
Duo Attema-Haring and dancer Rodrigo Alves’ will perform ‘The Aeon of Horus’, created by Florian Maier and Sanja Hasagic. This is another innovative and lively contemporary ensemble from The Netherlands, with harpist Astrid Haring and trombonist Brandt Attema.
Duo Stasa Grujic (Serbia) and Sirin Pancaroglu (Turkey) perform traditional orthodox Easter European music with a contemporary feel, accompanied by the Bonnyrig Serbian dancers.
Sydney Town Hall – Sunday 20th July 2014
Gala Opening Concert
Harpists from Five Continents
Australia’s Seven Harp Ensemble performing the World Premiere of a work by Ross Edwards, with guest artist William Barton, Didgeridoo with an International line-up including Ugandan Kiganda, Celtic wire strung, Paraguayan and Classical harp soloists.
(SGS OR State Theatre) – Monday 21st July 2014
Stasa Mirkovic Grujic (Serbia) / Sirin Pancaroglu (Turkey), harp duo with percussion and traditional dance
Duo AttemaHaring & dancer (Netherlands) Astrid Harring, harp / Brandt Attema, bass trombone / Rodrigo Alves, dance
Canto Ostinato Audio Visual
Gwyneth Wentink / Wouter Snoei / Arnout Hulskamp
City Recital Hall Angel Place – Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Harp chamber extraveganza
Naoko Yoshino (Japan) Solo Recital
Isabelle Moretti (France) / Australia Ensemble
French Chamber Music including Ravel Introduction & Allegro Philippe Hersant Choral
Alisa Sadikova (Russia) Bernard Andrés: 'Le Barde Muet'
Catriona McKay, harp / Christopher Stout, fiddle (UK) / Australian Metropolitan Musicians
Sally Beamish: Seavaigers
City Recital Hall Angel Place – Thursday 24th July 2014
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Maria Christina Cleary (Ireland/Netherlands) - Krumpholtz Concerto
Andrew Lawrence-King (UK)
El maestro del norte: Spanish & New World dances
Sydney Opera House – Friday 25th July 2014
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simone Young
Rodrigo: Concierto Serenata - Sivan Magen (Israel)
Bracegirdle: Legends of the Old Castle - Louise Johnson (Australia)
Zemlinsky: The Mermaid / Liszt: Orpheus with multiple harps