I Wish I Could Borrow Hermione Granger's Time Turner So That I Could See All of These Amazing Concerts
One of the downsides to being a working musician is that you are often working during concerts you really want to go to, as an audience member. There are three harp-related performances Sunday night (11/15) that I want to go to, and I probably won't make it to any of them. Drat.
Harp of Bones, featuring Mia Theodoratus
Sunday November 15th at 7:30
Theatre 80 St. Marks
80 St. Marks Place, at East 8th Street and 1st Avenue
Harpist Mia Theodoratus created this show inspired by harp folklore, and (I believe) composed the music for it. The Facebook event says, "An imagined folk tale springs to life through improvisation of analog film, sounds, and a salvaged 1880s harp. Myth, folklore, and feminist tales of warning are all woven together to form a densely sparse sonic landscape." I don't know about you, but I really want to go and see this show. It sounds super cool.
Tre Voci: Transformations
Sunday November 15th
Doors at 8:30, Show at 9
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Tre Voci is a fantastic trio featuring Marina Piccinini (flute), Kim Kashkashian (viola), and Sivan Magen (harp). I saw them last year - also at Le Poisson Rouge - and I was totally blown away by their performance. Now they are returning with a whole bunch of interesting transcriptions (including Debussy's Children's Corner Suite and selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet). I'm super bummed that I'm probably going to miss this.
Edmar Castaneda at the Pangea Jazz Festival
Sunday November 15th
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8
Drom, 85 Avenue A
To round out the eclectic selection of harp events going on Sunday night, Edmar Castaneda, the famous jazz harpist, is playing at this festival. This will be the second or third time since I moved to New York that I will have missed out on seeing Edmar Castaneda. I'm especially disappointed about this, since I'm always interested in seeing the harp outside of its traditional setting/genre.