Seven Harp Ensemble | SHE
Seven Harp Ensemble
Seven Harp Ensemble (SHE); Alice Giles Artistic Director, Genevieve Lang, Rowan Phemister, Ester Wong, Ingrid Bauer, Laura Tanata and William Nichols.Date: Saturday 4 August 2018
Seven Harp Ensemble (SHE): Alice Giles Artistic Director, Genevieve Lang, Rowan Phemister, Ester Wong, Ingrid Bauer, Laura Tanata and William Nichols.
Harp Mantra (2014) Ross Edwards; The Meaning of Water (2006) Andrew Schultz;
Sevenfold Amen (2008) Sharon Calcraft; Arafura Arioso (arranged by the composer from the Guitar Concerto, 2nd movement) Ross Edwards; Fantasia No.13 – Perpetuum Mobile (2006) Larry Sitsky; Alice in the Garden of Live Flowers (2006) Martin Wesley-Smith; Rikki-Tikki’s Exotic Dance (2002) Ian Whitney; Song in the Night, Tango, Rumba, Carlos Salzedo; Venezolana Alfredo Rolando Oritz;
Malaguena Ernesto Lecuona
SHE is the only harp septet in the world and in addition to performing harp classics, the group are advocates for progressive contemporary works that extend the harmonic, rhythmic and timbral possibilities of the instrument beyond its traditional Romantic repertoire. The group have commissioned many new works by Australian composers including Ross Edwards, Martin Wesley-Smith, Andrew Schultz and Sharon Calcraft which have been recorded by the Tall Poppies label, titled Bolmimerie. SHE has participated in the Canberra International Music Festival, the National Harp Weekend, Canberra Museum for the Multicultural Festival and the 3rd Australian Harp Festival. The ensemble has performed at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and they also, were the guests of Beijing Television as part of its highly prestigious Spring Festival Global Gala, one of the most-viewed televised events in China.