A majestic Czech river, a throng of mischievous elves, an epic rowing journey, and several vividly-depicted insects
The programme features some of the finest writing for harp in the 20th century, through to contemporary works by living composers. In a prominent selection of programmatic compositions, the audience is taken on a journey including a majestic Czech river, a throng of mischievous elves, an epic rowing journey, and several vividly-depicted insects.
This is just one of the varied selection of programmes on offer from Louise, which also includes her collaboration with the upper voices of the Corvus Consort, featuring music by Gustav Holst, Imogen Holst, Amy Beach and Hilary Campbell.
Louise Thomson looks forward to giving a solo harp recital for Alwinton Summer Concerts in Northumberland on Saturday 21st August.
Her programme will feature a broad range of music from the Baroque to the present day showcasing the versatility of the harp, including works by Scarlatti and Glinka, harp virtuoso composers Ekaterina Walter-Kühne and Marcel Grandjany, and Louise’s own jazz arrangement of Pat Metheny’s Letter from Home. The programme will also feature the Suite for Harp by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, a set of four characterful movements entitled March, Toccata, Lullaby and Gigue.
Tickets are available for £15 via the Alwinton Summer Concerts website.
Following the highly successful pilot performances of Concerteenies’ brand-new Musical Stories, which took place at ten different SSELP nurseries and schools across Sheffield, the videos are now available online. These include ‘Mixed’, featuring harpist Louise Thomson, a well-loved regular at Concerteenies.
Louise Thomson (harp) and Polly Ives, Director of Concerteenies, have teamed up many times in the past to present engaging, interactive activities and music for very young children. Indeed, they are looking forward to presenting Tiddler the Story-Telling Fish (by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler) together at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, as part of the World Harp Congress which is now taking place in 2021.
The Concerteenies team is now releasing a series of 24 short, inspirational, and engaging films represent the ‘typical’ life of a family with young children.