Twangle: a collective noun for harps.
Saturday - August 17, 2019
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14525 61st ST CT N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Harp workshops by Sunita Staneslow and Andrea Steren followed by a joint concert.
Pre-register by ordering tickets below and guarantee your spot. Order the package deal (both workshops and the concert) and save $15.
We will have a limited number of harps available to rent for the workshop for $20.
All events held at Musicmakers.
11:00-12:30 • WORKSHOP 1 - $30.00
Timing is Everything with Sunita
Timing is both playing notes and creating space between them. Magic is created with nuance. Passion is created with contrast. Be ready to open your ears and have your hands ready to sculpt your phrases.
For beginners, advanced, and beyond.
12:30-1:30 • Lunch - $2.00
Turkey/Roast Beef sandwiches and a salad bar. You are also welcome to bring your own.
3:30 • WORKSHOP 2 - $30.00
You've Got Rhythm with Andrea Stern
Deepen your awareness and skill in working with pulse and meter in challenging rhtyhms. There will be a brief introduction to the theory and techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. You will learn some useful syncopation exercises. We will also deconstruct various rhythms of classic hornpipes.
Open to all ability levels.
3:30-4:00 • High Tea
Tea and snacks will provided by Musicmakers. Open to all.
4:00 • CONCERT $15.00
Sunita and Andrea
About the Artist
Sunita Staneslow, harpist
Sunita Staneslow is a native of Minnesota but has made Israel her home since the year 2000. She has become widely known for her accessible arrangements for the harp and has fifteen books published by Afghan Press, Mel Bay and Sylvia Woods. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Sunita is classically trained but has a passion for traditional music. Her career has spanned many genres and she has recorded CDs of Jewish, Celtic and classical music.
Since 2007, Sunita has been working as a therapeutic harpist at the Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel. Sunita is a frequent performer and instructor at major North American folk harp festivals, was featured in the Virtual Harp Summit and is a lever harp instructor for the on-line Harp Column Academy.
Andrea Stern, harpist
Harpist Andrea Stern has performed with chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States and abroad including the Hong Kong, Belgrade, Phoenix, Hartford, Duluth, and Fargo Symphonies. She was principal harpist for three years with the Maracaibo (Venezuela) Symphony and for five years with the Minnesota Opera. She has performed with Skylark Opera, Theater Latte Da, The Ordway, and Nautilus Music Theater. Summer festivals include Northern Lights, Lakes Area Music Festival, and the La Crosse Irish Fest. Her eclectic tastes range from Beatles to Bach and from Celtic to classical. As a featured soloist on cruise ships, she has given concerts around the world. She has performed with a number of celebrities, including Sammy Davis Jr., Olivia Newton John, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert, The Moody Blues and Claudia Schmidt.