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Somewhere on the Ocean Floor - { Beyond the Waves }Winter Frieze - { Journey of Shadows }Moving Cloud - { the rhyme & the river }

FIND THE LATEST HARP RAMBLINGS AT: HarpRamblings.com

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Shannon & Shar
THE HARP IS QUEEN
Shannon Kingsbury: voice, harp
Sharlene Wallace: harp

 

Sunday June 9th at 2pm
in Eden Mills, Ontario
refreshments served!

 

Singer-songwriter and harpist Shannon Kingsbury joins with harp player Sharlene Wallace in an intimate concert of original songs and harp music.

 

Fall is flowing by for me in a flurry of teaching, three concerts with three different friends, and a number of orchestra concerts throughout southern Ontario… but I did manage to immerse myself in the flaunting colours of Fall here this past weekend, and I invite you to see some of the images I captured on my blog www.listeningtotheinbetween.blogspot.com

Gentle wishes, sharlene

Shar’s upcoming concerts/workshops... where they will be : ONTARIO (Kingston, Guelph?, Toronto)

OCTOBER

October 21
CONCERT – NEXT WEEK!!!
KINGSTON, Ontario
Music West Concert Series

Sharlene, (Celtic & Classical harps) and Susan Piltch, (flute, piano)
Anticipation: Sharlene and Susan. 2 musicians. 3 instruments. Classical, Celtic, South American, contemporary and original music. Anticipate the expected… and… the unexpected!

on
Friday October 21st at 7:30pm
at St. Andrew's By-the-Lake United Church
1 Redden Street, Kingston
Tickets: $15 / $12 senior/students / $7.50 children under 13
(available at church office weekday mornings or at the door)

http://standrewsbythelake.ca/Events.html
http://standrewsbythelake.ca/musicwest11-12-2%20good.pdf

NOVEMBER

November 5
CONCERT – no details as of yet… I will post more as soon as I know more!
GUELPH, Ontario
house concert

Shar (lever harp) & Ben Grossman (hurdy-gurdy & percussion)
Ben & I have been friends and collegues for… a long time. Possibly from bygone days of playing in orchestra together in York region, Ben on percussion and me on Classical harp. Since those early Classical days, both Ben and I have explored numerous other musical ideas… and… he plays the awesome and crazy instrument, the hurdy-gurdy. I can't wait.

Ben's websites: www.macrophone.org / www.myspace.com/bengrossman

November 13, 3pm
CONCERT
TORONTO, Ontario
A Gallery of Harp & Song
with Sharlene (harp) & Sora (singer songwriter)

Gallery 345 + Sharlene Wallace + Sora = an intimate afternoon of original and folkloric music, musings and myth. International recording and touring musician, Sharlene, has garnered a reputation for being one of Canada's most versatile harpists while Calgary based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sora, has been praised for her soaring voice and unusual lyrical vision. Together, they paint a contemporary musical portrait perfectly suited to Gallery 345.

Sunday November 13th at 3:00pm
at Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Avenue
Tickets: $20 / $15 Seniors / $10 Students

Sora's website: www.soramusic.ca
Gallery 345's website: www.gallery345.com/performances.php

November 25, 7pm
WORKSHOP
KINGSTON, Ontario
Workshop… on ensemble playing and more!
info Karen: heartfullistening@yahoo.ca

 

2012
JANUARY

January 14
Classical CONCERT SERIES
Hamilton, Ontario
with Sharlene (Classical harp) & Mate Szigeti (flute)
Saturday January 14th
at Performing Art School
108 Park Street West
Dundas, Ontario
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(photo by shar)

Winter... frieze... still...

And off I go to Winnipeg! brrrrrrr...

Wintery things: winter has been cold and snowy and stormy this year...
So severely stormy that my December concert in Sarnia had to be cancelled! It has been rescheduled for the Springish date of May 11th and I am thrilled Ben Grossman, Joe Macerollo, Evelyne Datl and George Koller will be joining me for this amazing concert.

Other wintery things: earlier this month I had the honour of playing Winter Frieze with the Quinte Symphony, orchestrated by Shelly Berger as well as a new orchestration, by Jim McGrath, of Acacia Street. And, if you are in Winnipeg, I will be giving an intimate house concert this coming Sunday.

Post-wintery things: Spring in Ohio... Summer in Vancouver (an amazing world harp event is happening in Vancouver in July. Not to be missed!)... And Fall in Ottawa.

Hope to see you soon. Keep warm, shar


Shar’s upcoming concerts/workshops... where they will be :

BRITISH COLUMBIA (Vancouver, Wells)
MANITOBA (Brandon, Winnipeg)
ONTARIO (Sarnia, Ottawa)
USA (Ohio)


2011

FEBRUARY

Saturday February 26th:
HARP FESTIVAL
Brandon, Manitoba
Adjudications, Workshop, Masterclass
Presented by Brandon Festival of the Arts & The Music Studio

Sunday February 27th, 7:30pm:
HOUSE CONCERT!
WINNIPEG, Manitoba
email: elizago@shaw.ca


MAY

Wednesday May 11th, 7:30pm:
CONCERT: Sarnia Concert Association *********
RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER BECAUSE OF SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS!
SARNIA, Ontario
Sharlene, Classical & Celtic harp
Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy, percussion
Joseph Macerollo, accordion
Evelyne Datl, piano
George Koller, bass
An amazingly fun concert drawing on the most diverse musicians, from the Classical, world, pop, folk and jazz worlds. We will play medieval music, Celtic tunes, South American music, original music by Sharlene and amazing music for the hurdy gurdy! And accordion!!!
www.sarnia.com/groups/sca/

May 13-15:
CONCERTS/WORKSHOPS
SAUDER VILLAGE, Ohio USA
The Harp Gathering:
Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances. Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!”
www.harpgathering.com

Monday May 16th, 7pm:
CONCERT
Ohio USA

JULY

July 24-31:
CONCERTS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
The World Harp Congress:
Concert by Sharlene & George Koller (bass) on Friday July 29th, 4:30pm
www.worldharpcongress.org
www.worldharpcongress2011.com

AUGUST

August 15-19
WORKSHOP RETREAT/CONCERT:
Island Mountain Arts
WELLS, British Columbia
A fantastic week in the Cariboo Mountains. This is where I took my first Celtic harp workshop with Kim Robertson more than fifteen years ago and have now returned as a teacher for many of the years since. Alys Howe will lead the beginner class, Kim Robertson will teach the intermediate harpists and I will look after the advanced level class.
www.imarts.com/artschool

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

September 30th - October 2nd
HARP FESTIVAL
Northern Lights Harp Fest
OTTAWA, Ontario
Artists: Sharlene, Stella Benson, Lucile Brais Hildesheim, The Gisele & Robin Duo, Kim Robertson, Frank Voltz.
www.northernlightsharpfest.com




More rambles, concert and workshop dates and details to come in the next rambling...or rambletting.

Floating into Fall... fast.

... I think I can even feel Winter’s nip brushing by... or was that just the breeze from turning the page of the Ceremony of Carols too fast? I am in full swing now preparing for some wonderful concerts for this coming winter. Of special note is the Music for a Winter’s Eve concert in Sarnia where I will be joined by Anne Lindsay (violin), Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy, percussion), Joseph Macerollo (accordion) and Evelyne Datl (piano). If you are anywhere near Sarnia on December 15th, this is a not-to-be-missed concert!

But first a trip to the west coast. Well, not exactly first. First would be the Kingston Symphony concert I have the evening before my 7am flight to Nanaimo! For those of you who know me, I know you are laughing and thinking... what... I couldn’t get a flight out the night of the concert?! No... I couldn’t... Not even from Ottawa. Oh... And then there is the Kingston Symphony concert the day after I return!!!! Yup... Haven’t lost my touch for the crazy scheduling. Who does my scheduling anyway?! Must have a word with them.

As tumble into Fall, I pause frequently to notice the chameleon leaves around me.
There is nothing like Fall in Ontario.
Wishing you all a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, Shar
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Shar’s upcoming concerts/workshops... where they will be :
BRITISH COLUMBIA (Nanaimo, Vancouver)
ONTARIO (York University, Sarnia, Sudbury, Belleville)
USA (Ohio)

OCTOBER 2010

Saturday October 23rd, 7pm
CONCERT
Sharlene with special guest the Nanaimo Conservatory’s Youth Harp Ensemble
NANAIMO, British Columbia
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
100 Chapel St., Nanaimo
tickets: call the Nanaimo Conservatory 250-754-4611

NOVEMBER 2010

Tuesday November 23rd, 7:30pm
CHORAL CONCERT:
YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto
York University Choir

DECEMBER 2010

Wednesday December 15th, 7:30pm:
CONCERTS: Sarnia Concert Association
Music for a Winter’s Eve
SARNIA, Ontario
Sharlene, Classical & Celtic harp
Anne Lindsay, violin
Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy, percussion
Joseph Macerollo, accordion
Evelyne Datl, piano
An amazingly fun concert drawing on the most diverse musicians, from the Classical, world, pop and folk worlds. We will play medieval music, traditional Christmassy music, Celtic tunes, original music by Sharlene and Anne, early Italian Klezmer tunes and amazing music for the hurdy gurdy!
http://www.sarnia.com/groups/sca/

Sunday December 19th, 4pm:
CHORALCONCERT:
SUDBURY, Ontario
Ceremony of Carols with Sudbury’s women’s choir Ariadne.

FEBRUARY 2011

Sunday December 13th, 2:30pm:
SYMPHONY CONCERTS: Quinte Symphony
BELLEVILLE, Ontario
Affairs of the Harp
www.quintesymphony.com/concertseasons3.php

MAY 2011

May 13-15:
CONCERTS/WORKSHOPS
SAUDER VILLAGE, Ohio
The Harp Gathering:
“Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances. Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!”
www.harpgathering.com

JULY 2011

July 24-31:
CONCERTS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
The World Harp Congress:
Concert by Sharlene & George Koller (bass) on Friday July 29th, 4:30pm
www.worldharpcongress.org
www.worldharpcongress2011.com

More rambles, concert and workshop dates and details to come in the next rambling...or rambletting...

harp@sharlenewallace.com
http://www.sharlenewallace.com
http://www.myspace.com/sharlenewallace
http://www.myspace.com/sueshar

Sharlene's CDs:
Anticipation (collaboration with Susan Piltch)
Beyond the Waves
Island Mountain (only available through CD BABY)
Journey of Shadows
the rhyme & the river

Available through itunes and Outside Music <http://www.outside.on.ca> search “Sharlene Wallace” (416) 461-0655... and through any CD store.
Also available through http://www.cdbaby.com (US dollars) ... SEARCH "Sharlene Wallace".

For Sharlene’s published compositions, please see her website http://www.sharlenewallace.com/sheetmusic.html

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Shar's Harp Ramblings: December 2008
What was... what is... what will be...

What was... I have to mention an exciting concert I played at the beginning of November with the Kingston Symphony. Canadian composer Rodney Sharman was commissioned to write a piece for solo Celtic harp and orchestra for the Kingston Symphony and myself. The piece is beautiful... stunningly beautiful, well written for the Celtic harp and brilliantly orchestrated to support and enhance this harp. Rodney is a gem. And the lucky thing for me, and anyone living in Northern Ontario, is that I get to play this piece again in Timmins in February!!! Yes... I know... Timmins in February... good thing winter intrigues me!

What is... exciting news... my 3 CDs (the rhyme & the river, Journey of Shadows, Beyond the Waves) and the CD Anticipation by Susan Piltch and myself are now all available on itunes!!! Download away for yourself... or as a gift!!!!!!!!!

What will be... some upcoming concerts and workshops are listed below...

Wishing you all a gentle and sweet December, Shar

Shar’s upcoming concerts : Hamilton, Kingston, Oakville, Toronto, Timmins, Vankleek Hill, Montana, Quebec, BC

NOVEMBER 2008

Sunday November 30th at 10:30am
MINI 20 minute CONCERT:
HAMILTON, Ontario
at Centenary United Church
24 Main Street West
pre-service mini concert.
http://www.centenaryunited.com

DECEMBER

Friday DECEMBER 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday DECEMBER 6th at 2pm & 7:30pm
ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
Kingston Symphony and Quinte Ballet School presents The Nutcracker Ballet
http://www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca

Sunday DECEMBER 14th
at 10:05am service and 7:30pm candle light service
MINI CONCERT 10:15am:
Oakville, Ontario
at St. John’s United Church
262 Randall Street, Oakville
http://www.stjohnsunited.ca

Sunday DECEMBER 14th at 1:30pm & 4pm
ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
Oakville Symphony’s Christmas Concert
http://www.oakvillesymphony.com

Wednesday DECEMBER 17th at 7:30pm
CHOIR CONCERT: A Celtic Christmas
The Toronto Choral Society
at Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto (Chester and Danforth)
featuring Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
special guest artists:
Sharlene Wallace - harpist
Loretto Reid - flute and whistle player
Jonathan Lynn – storyteller
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
For more information:
info@torontochoralsociety.org
416-410-3509
http://www.torontochoralsociety.org

Monday DECEMBER 22nd at 7:30pm
Shar’s Annual Christmas CONCERT: Music for a Winter’s Eve
details to unfold...

FEBRUARY 2009

Saturday FEBRUARY 14th at 8pm
CONCERT:
Timmins Symphony Orchestra
Timmins, Ontario
at Ecole Secondaire Theriault
Mozart’s Harp & Flute Concerto
Rodney Sharman’s Piece for Celtic harp and orchestra
Guest artists:
Sharlene, pedal harp and Celtic harp
Sharon Kahan, flute
http://www.timsym.com

Saturday FEBRUARY 21st
HOUSE CONCERT
Shar, Celtic harp

MARCH

March1st at 2pm
CONCERT: Les 3 Graces
VANKLEEK HILL, Ontario
Vankleek Hill Music Festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of VKH Music Festival
presents in concert
Genevieve Proulx, soprano
Sharlene Wallace, harp
Genevieve Jalbert, piano
at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Theatre
5814 HWY 34, Vankleek Hill, ON
Tickets: $20 contact Ian Hepburn <ihepburn@hawk.igs.net>
(benefit for Scholarship Fund)

JUNE

Saturday JUNE 6th at 8pm
CHOIR CONCERT: East York Choir
guest artist
http://www.eastyorkchoir.ca

JULY

JULY 1-5: SIGN UP NOW!
WORKSHOPS and CONCERTS
Big Sky Folk Harp Festival
BIG SKY RESORT, Montana, USA
http://www.bigskyharpfestival.com

JULY 13-18: SIGN UP NOW!
WORKSHOP RETREAT
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec
(in the Laurentians close to Ottawa and Montreal)
information and registration 1-888-622-8755
http://www.cammac.ca


AUGUST

August 11-15: SIGN UP NOW!
WORKSHOP RETREAT
WELLS, British Columbia
A fantastic week in the Cariboo Mountains. This is where I took my first Celtic harp workshop with Kim Robertson about fifteen years ago and have returned as a teacher for many of the years since.
<http://www.imarts.com/artschool>

Shar's
HARP RAMBLINGS: December 2007


Hello there from wintery Sudbury! Yes... I am here in December, just back from Edmonton and on my way to Sturgeon Falls in the morning before returning to a snow laden Toronto!


This Fall-into-Winter has been an incredibly busy time for me, with fabulously fun concerts, workshops and adjudicating in Washington, BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. One of the exciting tours I was part of was with the group Winter Harp (www.winterharp.com). Winter Harp features harps, violin, medieval instruments, percussion, poetry and song. I performed with the group to mostly sold out audiences in Winnipeg, Courtenay, Victoria and two in the Edmonton area. One of the Edmonton area concerts was recorded to be broadcast this coming Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. (mountain time) on CKUA Radio in Alberta. For those outside of Alberta, you can catch the broadcast on your computer at www.ckua.com. The broadcast was recorded during the concert last week at Horizon Stage Theatre in Spruce Grove, near Edmonton. CKUA will broadcast one hour of the two-hour concert. Harpists for the CKUA broadcast were Janelle Nadeau on pedal harp and myself on Celtic harp (alternating harpist for Lori Pappajohn). I had a fantastic time playing with the group.

The one unfortunate non-happening event this December will be my Music for a Winter’s Eve Concert. With regret there simply were not enough days in in the month to accommodate for this annual concert in Toronto. Although...winter isn’t over yet! There is still January, February and March...maybe...just maybe it may be scheduled in the new year!

Check out my upcoming concerts in the new year. The ROM concert with George Koller and myself could be fun and an opportunity to see the new ROM crystal! Susan Piltch and I also have a number of concerts coming up in southern Ontario. And...it’s never too early for you harpists to sign up for the workshops that I will be giving in Quebec and BC.

Mostly, I want to wish you all a joyous holiday season and much beauty for your new year.

Shar’s upcoming concerts and workshops:
2008
January 13: concert – TORONTO, Ontario – 2pm – Royal Ontario Museum’s Salon Sundays – Sharlene & George Koller (bass) <http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_sundays/index.php>
January 26: concert – OAKVILLE, Ontario - 10am & 11:30am - Oakville Symphony Orchestra’s Kids concert “meet the harpist” <http://www.oakvillesymphony.com/outreach_kids.html>
February 29: concert - GANANOQUE, Ontario – Sharlene & George Koller (bass) <http://www.concertgananoque.ca>
March 16: concert – TORONTO, Ontario – Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue – Sharlene & Susan Piltch (flute/piano)
March 24: concert – TORONTO, Ontario -
March 28: concert: - ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – Sharlene, Susan Piltch (flute/piano) & George Koller (bass) <http://www.orangevilleconcerts.ca/season2007_2008.htm>
May 2-4: workshop retreat – NARAMATA, British Columbia
May 26: concert – OAKVILLE, Ontario - Halton Youth Symphony: special guest...will include a harp concerto and orchestrations of pieces written by Sharlene <http://www.haltonyouthsymphony.com>
June 23-28: workshop retreat – LAC MACDONALD, Quebec <http://www.cammac.ca>
July: Elora festival
August 12-16: workshop retreat – WELLS, BC <http://www.imarts.com/artschool>

More rambles and concert dates to come in the next rambling...

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Shar's Summer Harp Ramblette: July 2007

Hello from the beautiful Quebec Laurentians where I am teaching this week... and escaping the intense Toronto heat! Having a great time with the enthusiastic harp students... and enjoying the inevitable summer thunder storms here on this beautiful lake.

I seem to be mountain hopping this summer. From the Laurentians I am heading to British Columbia next week for a number of happenings. If you happen to be near Comox/Courtenay, the Sunshine Coast, or Victoria... come say hi and enjoy some harp music!

Here’s where I will be playing:

Shar in British Columbia: JULY 2007

VANCOUVER ISLAND, British Columbia
MUSIC FESTIVAL: July 6-8
Vancouver Island Musicfest
at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC
My appearances will be:
Saturday: “MORNING NOTES” on the Grierson Community Stage - 10:15-11:30am
Saturday: CONCERT on the Woodland Stage - 1:00-1:50pm
Sunday: WORKSHOP on the Instructional Workshop & Spoken Word Stage – 12:00-12:50pm
info 1-866-898-8499 / http://www.islandmusicfest.com

ROBERTS CREEK, British Columbia - sign up NOW!
WORKSHOP: July 9-13
Coast String Fiddlers Camp
at Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC
This is the most amazing week of harp playing amid a fantastic fiddle camp. Learn new harp tunes, check up on technique, learn about arranging and improvising, ensemble playing, a little Celtic music, maybe a little South American ...find out more at:
http://coaststringfiddlers.com
CONCERT: July 13 given by the Fiddle Camp teachers at the Rockwood Centre in Sechelt.

VICTORIA, British Columbia
CONCERT: July 15, 9:00pm (open stage starts at 7:30pm)
The Victoria Folk Music Society
at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC
info 250-413-3213 / http://www.victoriafolkmusic.ca

Shar elsewhere: JULY 2007

SOMERSET, New Jersey, USA
HARP FESTIVAL OF WORKSHOPS, CONCERTS AND MORE: July 19-22
Somerset Folk Harp Festival
at Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, NJ
This is an incredible harp festival celebrating the folk harp in all its aspects: with workshops
for everyone’s interest, concerts galore and many exhibitors ... a chance to shop for a harp, music, CDs...
http://www.harpsomerset.com

PARRY SOUND, Ontario
Festival of the Sound
CONCERT CRUISE: July 29, 7:00pm
Sunset on the Bay Cruise “Strike the Harp”
Parry Sound on Georgian Bay
Concert with “Strike the Harp”:
Sharlene, Celtic harp
Loretto Reid, Irish flutes, concertina
George Koller, bass
Enjoy a gorgeous sunset cruise on Georgian Bay with Celtic harp, flutes, whistles, concertina and bass. Frolicking jigs and reels and beautiful airs will set your feet tapping and your voices humming along to the music of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Truly a magical evening.
http:// www.festivalofthesound.ca

Shar further down the road:

NOVEMBER 2007
SEATTLE, Washington, USA
WORKSHOPS & CONCERTS: November 2-4
Dusty Strings Harp Symposium
http://www.dustystrings.com

2008
January 26: concert – OAKVILLE, Ontario - 10am & 11:30am - Oakville Symphony Orchestra’s Kids concert “meet the harpist”
February 29: concert - GANANOQUE, Ontario – Sharlene & George Koller (bass) <http://www.concertgananoque.ca>
March 28: concert: - ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – Sharlene, Susan Piltch (flute/piano) & George Koller (bass) <http://www.orangevilleconcerts.ca/season2007_2008.htm>
May 2-4: workshop retreat – NARAMATA, British Columbia

And more to come in the next rambling...
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Shar's Harp Ramblette: April 6, 2007
A wee ramble with a bit more exact detail for the CBC broadcast this Sunday PLUS concert info for Alberta & BC.

CBC concert broadcast airings on Sunday April 8th:

  1. CBC Radio Two 94.1FM (1pm)
  2. CBC Radio One 99.1FM (8:05)
  3. online: radio2.cbc.ca (upper right hand corner) from 13:00 Eastern time

harp: Sharlene Wallace, Lori Gemmell, Monika Stadler
fiddle: Oliver Schroer
accordion: Joseph Macerollo
bass: George Koller

http://www.cbc.ca/onstage/index.html
http://www.cbc.ca/onstage/feature2.html


APRIL & MAY CONCERTS:

ALBERTA concerts:
harp: Shar
bass: George Koller

EDMONTON CONCERT:

  • date : Wednesday April 25
  • time : 7:30 p.m.
  • place : TransAlta Arts Barns (Westbury Theatre), 10330 - 84 Avenue, Edmonton
  • tickets: $15 Available at the door
  • info: www.shawbumanis.ca (Nora) / harp@sharlenewallace.com

    CALGARY CONCERT:
  • date : Friday April 27
  • time : 8:00 p.m.
  • place : Calgary Unitarian Church (Wickenden Hall), 1703 1st Street N. W. (16th Avenue at First Street NW), Calgary
  • tickets: $15 Available at the door (or to reserve call 210-0158 before noon or after 7:00 p.m.)


BRITISH COLUMBIA concert & workshop retreat in Naramata (near Kelowna!):

NARAMATA, British Columbia
  • CONCERT: Friday MAY 4 at 8pm
  • at Chalmers Chapel, Naramata Retreat Centre, Naramata, BC
  • Tickets $14 in advance from theharplady@shaw.ca / or at the door

NARAMATA, British Columbia
  • WORKSHOP: MAY 4-6
  • High Spirits 8th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop
  • at Naramata Retreat Centre, Naramata, BC
  • information: theharplady@shaw.ca

If you know of anyone who might enjoy these concerts ...pass the word!

Cheers, Sharlene

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Shar's New Years Harp Ramblings: January 2007

Can you believe it? 2007!

Can you believe it? No snow!

Here in Toronto, that’s all we can talk about. Despite this creepy Spring like weather here in Southern Ontario that has forced my daffodils and peonies up and a rosebud to form, I have been thankful for the easy driving conditions as I tour about our province.

October to December was fabulously busy with concerts in Ottawa, Vankleek Hill, Camden East, Hamilton, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Winnipeg, Deep River, Oshawa, Oakville, Toronto. Susan Piltch joined me for many of these concerts as we continue to celebrate our new CD “Anticipation”. Having George (Koller) playing bass with us for a number of these concerts was great fun. And how beautiful Northern Ontario is! Thank you to all who welcomed us so warmly on our tour.

After a few relaxing days in the Muskokas (I have to tell you about the turkeys!), I am back in the throws of preparing for numerous upcoming concerts and projects. With my harp friends Lori Gemmell and Monika Stadler we will be giving three concerts - in Oakville, Barrie and Toronto. The Toronto concert, to be broadcast on CBC Radio, is a little special as I have also invited George Koller (bass), Joseph Macerollo (accordion) and Oliver Schroer (fiddle) to join us. Should be a wild time!

Speaking of wild ...have you ever seen a wild turkey live and up close? Well, there I am ...enjoying my peaceful vacation ...standing at the kitchen window ...I look outside and and there they are ...TWELVE wild turkeys! The most enormous turkeys I’ve ever seen. Like big flamingos ...on short legs ...not as pink. Well, actually not pink at all. They were absolutely stunning. Two days in a row they visited. Lurching and pecking about the property. Truly wild.

I ramble on ... Below is my upcoming schedule. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Sharlene


SHAR’S Winter to Spring schedule ...so far:

OAKVILLE, Ontario
CONCERT: Saturday FEBRUARY 10th at 8pm
St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts “A Festival of Harps”
Lori Gemmell, Classical harpist
Monika Stadler, jazz harpist
Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harpist
at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville
Tickets $28 available from St. Jude’s 905-844-3972 / also available at L’Atelier Grigorian, Oakville

BARRIE, Ontario
CONCERT: Sunday FEBRUARY 11th at 2:30pm
Lori Gemmell, Classical harpist
Monika Stadler, jazz harpist
Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harpist
Georgian Music Concert “Harps Beautiful”
Central United Church, 54 Ross Street, Barrie
Tickets available at the door

TORONTO, Ontario
CONCERT: Tuesday FEBRUARY 13th at 8pm
Lori Gemmell, Classical harpist
Monika Stadler, jazz harpist
Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harpist
with special guests
Oliver Schroer, fiddler
Joseph Macerollo, accordionist
George Koller, bass player
CBC Radio’s “OnStage” presents “No Strings Attached – A limitless look at music for harps”
Glen Gould Studio Theatre, CBC Building, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
http://glenngouldstudio.cbc.ca/concerts/current/feb.html
Tickets $30, $26 students/seniors
Available 416-205-5555 http://glenngouldstudio.cbc.ca/concerts/buytickets.html

Monika Stadler's appearance is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum/Austrian Embassy Ottawa

KINGSTON, Ontario
CONCERT: Sunday APRIL 1st at 2:30pm
Soloist with the Kingston Symphony Association
A sinfully sweet combination. Principal Flutist Donelda Gartshore and Harpist Sharlene Wallace perform Mozart's delightful Concerto for Flute and Harp. Hear more of Sharlene's masterful playing in a piece written especially for her by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman. In a fitting conclusion to the program, enjoy one of Haydn's London Symphonies - Symphony No. 99 - in all its grandeur”
Casual Classics Series Three - Spring Strings
at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston
http://www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca/
Tickets: General Admission: Adult $30.00 /Senior: $25.00 /Student:$20.00 /Child: $13.00 /Student Rush: 7 days before performance $13.00
Available At: The Grand Theatre Box Office, 185 Sydenham Street
Phone: 613-530-2050
Online Ordering www.grandtheatre-kingston.com


EDMONTON, Alberta
TBA CONCERT/WORKSHOP/MASTERCLASS: end of April

NARAMATA, British Columbia
CONCERT: Friday MAY 4th at 8pm
at Chalmers Chapel, Naramata Retreat Centre, Naramata, BC
Tickets $14 in advance from theharplady@shaw.ca / or at the door

NARAMATA, British Columbia
WORKSHOP: MAY 4-6
High Spirits 8th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop
at Naramata Retreat Centre, Naramata, BC
information: theharplady@shaw.ca

LAC MACDONALD Music Centre, Quebec
WORKSHOP: June 25-30
CAMMAC harp retreat workshop
info: 1-888-622-8755 / national@cammac.ca
http://www.cammac.ca/english/TabLM/Summer/Adult/week1.shtml

VANCOUVER ISLAND, British Columbia
MUSIC FESTIVAL: July 6-8
Vancouver Island Musicfest
at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC
info 1-866-898-8499 / http://www.islandmusicfest.com

ROBERTS CREEK, British Columbia
WORKSHOP: July 9-13
Coast String Fiddlers Camp
At Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC
http://coaststringfiddlers.com

SOMERSET, New Jersey, USA
Somerset Folk Harp Festival : July 19-22
at Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, NJ
http://www.harpsomerset.com

 

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