Sat, Nov 06|
Storytelling & the Harp: The Expressive Harpist
Join us for a virtual lecture and recital presented by Rosanna Moore and Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang! This event explores the fascinating connection between storytelling and solo harp repertoire.
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
About The Event
Harp Day 2021 features the 2021-2023 Concert Artist of the Year, Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang, and Rosanna Moore, lecturer and performer, harpists who specializes in storytelling. Join us for a pre-concert workshop, a brilliant concert, and an optional masterclass following the concert.
We are thrilled to welcome the 2021-2023 Concert Artist of the Year, Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang as our guest artist! Elizabeth placed first in the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society's National Competition in June 2021. Prior to the recital, Rosanna Moore will present a workshop on how to incorporate storytelling into your own music.
This event is free to attend, but we appreciate donations to cover the costs
Zoom Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81704934712 Meeting ID: 817 0493 4712
1pm Pre-recital workshop
3:30pm Masterclass for students who wish to participate
Read more about Elizabeth and Rosanna below:
Elizabeth is a graduate of the five-year, dual-degree Harvard/New England Conservatory program and received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard and a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from NEC. She started her music journey on piano at age 5 with Robelyn Schrade-James. She began playing the harp at age 9 with Karen Lindquist and continued her studies with Jessica Zhou at NEC. Elizabeth was a harpist with NEC’s Symphonic Winds and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and she played with Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra as a guest harpist. Before college, Elizabeth played with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States and the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and she guested with the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and St. Thomas Orchestra. She was a YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention winner and received first prize in the Intermediate II division of the AHS competition and first prize in the Emerging Artist Division of the Young Artist’s Harp Competition.
Through a fellowship at NEC, Elizabeth enjoyed presenting a musical storytelling program where she introduced the harp to young elementary school students around Boston. As the 2021-2023 AHS Concert Artist, Elizabeth is so excited to join the Philadelphia Harp Chapter to celebrate Harp Day in November!
A quirky and engaging performer, harpist and actress Rosanna Moore is quickly making a name for herself as an innovative performer and storyteller. Musically, she performs with a number of ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, Rochester Philharmonic, Lake George Music Festival, Slee Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and all around NY state and beyond, as well as with her chamber ensembles Sticks&Strings, Trio Alexander and Hats+Heels. As an actress she works as a narrator and voiceover artist, often combining the two art forms wherever possible.
As a professional composer collector, Rosanna’s passion for new music has lead to a collection of new concerti, solo and chamber works. One upcoming project will be a new concerto for the Electric Delta Harp written by Grammy Award Winner DJ Sparr. She is also a harpist and advisor for The Future Blend Project.
In addition to performing, Rosanna is the new Instructor of Harp/Artist in Residence at the University of Oregon where she will teach students at the collegiate level as well as developing a community harp division and also is the Harp Instructor at Opus Ithaca. Formerly she was the Professor of Harp at Nazareth College and the Harp Instructor at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY. In these roles, she works to bring the harp to as many students as possible and teaches students of all ages and abilities. She was recently elected as President of the Rochester Chapter of the American Harp Society. In addition to this, she is the co-founder and host of the Soundweavers Podcast with Dr. Adam Paul Cordle and Dr. Blaire Koerner. Soundweavers is a chamber music podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of being a chamber musician or composer in the gig economy.
Rosanna completed her doctorate at the Eastman School of Music, with a minor in theatre. During her studies, she was gratefully supported by the Eileen Malone Scholarship. Her wonderful mentors throughout the years have been Eira Lynn Jones and Kathleen Bride. Her research into music and theatre won her honorable mention in Eastman’s Lecture Recital Prize, was presented in a workshop with Lilac94 at the AHS Institute in 2019, and lead her to be invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, 2020.
1 hour 15 minutes
Recital by Elizabeth Yeon-Wang
Harp Day 2021 - All Events
This ticket admits the holder to all Harp Day events including both workshops, recital, and masterclass (observer).$0.00
This ticket admits the holder to participate in the masterclass taught Elizabeth Yeon-Wang.$25.00