Address: Vancouver, BC Canada

Programme

13th August

3:00pm Registration/Tea

4:00pm Our Celtic Tradition

            "Celtic Harp Music" performed by Katherine Thomas

            "Celtic Tales the Bards Relate" retold by Lynne Kirk

7:30pm Trinity College Chapel   www.cambridgesummermusic.com

            Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul Hillier and Else Torp

            Ballads: Ancient and Modern

            Judith Weir: King Harald's Saga

            Howard Skempton: Harp Interludes

 

14th August

Opening Music

9:15-9:30am Janet Harbison performs her own music on Celtic Harp
            (Works include: Fanfare, Bright New Morning, Meditation for Absent Friends,  Walk on Belfast, Suantrai, St Johns March, Prayer, The Deer's Cry.)

 

9:30-9:50am Opening Address

            Christopher Clouder: Narrative and Thought

 

Morning Lectures

9:50-11:00am Andrew Lawrence-King

            The Harp as Universal Metaphor for Human Existence: Harps in Hell

11:30am-12:45pm Paul Hillier

            Narrative and Music: A Modern Idiom

 

Afternoon Workshops

2:00-3:30pm & 4:00-5:30pm

            1) Andrew Lawrence-King: Harp

            2) Paul Hillier: Voice

            3) Anne Ayre: Choral Singing: Folkmusic

            4) Graeme Lawson: Anglo-Saxon Harp and Tradition

            5) Peter Hilken: The Art of Storytelling
                Lynne Kirk: Giving Voice To Story

 

7:30pm West Road Concert Hall: Cambridge University

            Kosmos: A Celebration of the Harp and Oral Tradition in Eurythmy/Dance

            World Premiere:

Kate Waring: Immortal Words (2002)

Virginia Shaw: Meditation

 

15th August

Opening Music

9:15-9:30am Janet Harbison performs her own music on Celtic Harp

 

Morning Lectures

9:30-10:45am Peter Hilken

            Transformation and Recreation of Myth in the Modern World

11:15am-12:30pm Graeme Lawson

            Remaking Music: Tradition, the Hearpe and New Discoveries in Anglo-Saxon England

 

Afternoon Workshops

2:00-3:30pm & 4:00-5:30pm

            1) Andrew Lawrence-King: Harp

            2) Paul Hillier: Voice

            3) Anne Ayre: Choral Singing: Folkmusic

            4) Graeme Lawson: Anglo-Saxon Harp and Tradition

            5) Peter Hilken: The Art of Storytelling
                Lynne Kirk: Giving Voice To Story
 

7:30pm Emmanuel United Reformed Church www.cambridgesummermusic.com

            Okeanos

            World Premieres:

                Kate Waring: Mythical Moments (2002)

                Judith Weir: Really ? (2002)

            Howard Skempton: Horizons

            Judith Bingham: The Island of Patmos

 

16th August

Opening Music

9:15-9:30am Janet Harbison performs her own music on Celtic Harp

 

Morning Lectures

9:30-10:10am Else Torp

            Symphonic Fairytales: Music Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

10:10-10:40am Kate Waring

            Immortal Words and Mythical Moments

11:00-11:50am Judith Weir

            Narrative and Storytelling from the Composer's Perspective

11:50-12:10pm Howard Skempton on and with Judith Weir

 

12:15-1:00pm Early Lunch

 

1:10pm St Edward's Church www.cambridgesummermusic.com

            Solo Harp Recital

            Lucy Wakeford

 

2:30-4:00pm Emmanuel United Reformed Church

            Works in Progress: Performance from Afternoon Workshops

 

4:00pm Tea

 

4:30pm Harp and Healing: An Ancient Tradition

            "The Collected Silences of David's Mother" (2000)

            Rita Costanzi/Don Mowatt

            Clare College Chapel

 

6:00pm Close of Conference