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Teenage Harp Course: 9th - 13th August 2011

Harp Course for teenage children aged 14 - 18 Minimum standard - grade 3 or equivalent
Harp coaching by Ruth Faber & Eleanor Turner (winner of Cardiff European Harp Competition 2007)
Maximum number of students 18.


Registration is at 2.00pm on 9th August with the first event commencing at 3.00pm.

The course is designed for teenage children aged 14-18 years old. Students will work in small groups on technique and solo repertoire, and also together in a harp ensemble. Each student has a practice room, and the opportunity to take part in a harp maintenance workshop.

Leisure activities include shopping in Clarks Village, a visit to Glastonbury Tor and the use of Millfield School's indoor swimming pool and other sports facilities. There will be a celebrity recital given by Eleanor Turner (sponsored by Vining Harps), and the course will end with a student concert.

Celebrity Concert

7.30pm 11th August 2011 - Harp Recital by Eleanor Turner
Millfield School Concert Hall, Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD
The concert is open to public. Tickets available on the door. For further information contact Ruth Faber
Sponsored by Vining Harps


Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik
Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Le Rossignol - Russian Air by Alabieff
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): Fantasy for Harp
Raymond Murray Schafer (b.1933): The Crown of Ariadne
for harp with percussion instruments and tape


Bernard Andrès (b.1941):  Sweet Blues
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Spanish Dance No.1
transcribed by Grandjany
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Ground in C minor
Sophia Dussek (1775-1847): La Chasse
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951): Étude de Concert  Au matin”
Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999): Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez
Deborah Henson-Conant (b.1953): Baroque Flamenco

Student Concert

The course will end with a student concert starting at 4pm, to which parents are welcome to attend, followed by the presentation of the Bow Brand Prize.


Millfield School