Twangle: a collective noun for harps.
Saturday - June 29, 2019
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14525 61st ST CT N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Renowned Scandinavian harpist, Susan Syverson, will present a workshop on Scandinavian Harp followed by a concert.
Pre-register by ordering tickets below and guarantee your spot.
We will have a limited number of harps available to rent for the workshop for $20.
All events held at Musicmakers.
1:00-2:30 • WORKSHOP - $35.00
Susan Syverson will lead participants through a handful of melodies selected with care for
- what fits well in the harp hand
- which have that special Scandy-sound
- and which are from the 'bonde-harpe'('peasant harp') treasure chest ('Bonde harpe' is the Norwegian surviving true folk harp.)
Participants will be taught phrase by phrase, by ear if possible however sheet music will be provided. Level of competence will be easy - intermediate, all will be welcome. The pieces will have different parts/accompaniment, so each participant can play at his/her individual level. The melody will be the focus with little or no lever changes.
2:30-3:30 • Tea and Snacks
Tea and snacks will provided by Musicmakers. Open to all.
3:30 • CONCERT $15.00
Susan will present some personal memories and melodies from years of wandering through Norway and Sweden. She is a story-teller, weaving pictures of forests and winter storms into her pieces and presentations.
About the Artist
Susan Syverson, harpist
After completing B.A. and M.M. under Dr. Carrol McLaughlin (U. of Az. School of Music), Susan was hired as harp instructor at School of Music Kristianstad, Sweden. She also freelances throughout Scandinavia and Europe.
She has taught harp in Ireland, has been a return teacher and performer at Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and guest teacher/artist at 'Nordic Harp Meet'. Susan performs for Swedish Public Radio, symphony orchestras, royals, in castles, medieval churches, for barn dances and pub sessions.
Both the pedal and lever harp are her friends; you can imagine which one she gladly carries on her back and on the train for a tour or rehearsal? With humor and great theoretic knowledge, she is a popular tutor.She is proudly one-third of awarded Nordic folk music trio Vindonia (Buy the CD here).
Here is a video of Susan with her trio, Vindonia -