Saturday 14th November 2015

Harp2Harp (2 Harps)

Harp2Harp are two top harpists who between them have played for Royalty, on TV, radio, West End shows, with pop stars and jazz legends, as well as playing at all the major concert halls across the UK with all the top orchestras in the UK. Both Eleanor Hudson and Lauren Scott are accomplished harpists as well as arrangers, and they perform music ranging from fiery tangos to chilled relaxing baroque, to jazz standards, to contemporary classics. Having worked together at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, this new and exciting duo will add a touch of splendour to any event.
Here is a PDF of the Poster for this Concert. (click to VIEW or right click to SAVE). Please feel free to print and display the brochure to help publicise this concert.
Programme (announced 1st October)
Queen of Sheba – Handel
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
Duo en Fantaisie – Nadermann         
Mother Goose Suite – Ravel
(3 movements)
Parvis – Andres
Carmen Fantasy – Thomas (after Bizet)
Eine Kleine Nacht Music – Mozart
(4 movements)
Preseli Skies & African Reflections – Stadler
Latin Suite – Cormick
(3 movements)
Libertango – Piazzolla
Press Report

Can it be a coincidence that harp and heart sound similar? The effect of the former on the latter was ably demonstrated by Harp2Harp. The two harpists, Eleanor Hudson and Lauren Scott, who worked together with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, produced an enchanting and diverse concert. The sensitivity of the harp to atmospheric conditions resulted in several re-tunings and even a broken string, quickly replaced, but did not dampen our enjoyment. 

The first half began with the “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by Handel, followed by “Chanson de Matin” and “Chanson de Nuit” (Elgar). “Duo en Fantasie” (Francois Nadermann) rested easily on the ear since the composer was himself a harpist. Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” was suitably atmospheric, and Bernard Andres’ “Parvis” provided a dramatic conclusion. 

The “Carmen Fantasy”, which Thomas arranged from the opera by Bizet, opened the second half. “Eine Kleine Nacht Music” (Mozart) is always a joy. Less familiar were “Preseli Skies and African Reflections” (Monika Stadler) and “Latin Suite” by Mike Cornick, which swayed us with dance rhythms and different techniques. A lively rendition of “Libertango” by Piazzola brought the concert to a satisfying conclusion. Well, almost, for we were sent on our way with “My Favourite Things” on our lips as an added encore!

All pictures taken by Roger Evans

For more information about the Harp2Harp visit their own web-site (in a new window), by clicking HERE