On Friday August 19 at the Majestic Theater in Pomona, the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra will present an intimate evening of chamber music featuring the orchestra’s newly acquired concert harp.
The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is delighted to present a special and intimate evening of chamber music featuring acclaimed Australian soloists – Emily Granger (harp) and Jonathan Henderson (flute).
Emily and Jonathan will be joined by members of the BPO to perform works by Mozart, Vaughan-Williams, Faure, Schoenberg, and more.
The concert will feature BPO’s stunning new Lyon and Healy Salzedo Concert Harp, acquired specifically for this concert series with the generous support of the Australian Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund.
Created in the characteristic Art Deco style of the 1920s, the Model Salzedo Concert Harp is marked by precise linear carving and austere geometric decoration in the hard maple column and base.
The harp was handcrafted in the world-renowned factories Lyon & Healy (Chicago USA), whose harps can be found in concert halls around the world, from the New York Philharmonic to the Bolshoi Ballet, and are acclaimed for their remarkable depth and clarity. strong, stunning designs and a rich heritage of quality craftsmanship.
“As a harpist and performer, I’m incredibly passionate about promoting the instrument to the public to showcase its capabilities,” Emily said.
“People often associate the harp with an angelic and beautiful instrument, which it is, but it’s also an incredibly diverse instrument and our program really demonstrates that!
“It’s wonderful to take the instrument on the road to more regional areas so people can hear and see the harp up close and personal.”
The music program is varied and designed to showcase the versatility of the harp in classical and modern contexts.
The concert will also feature acclaimed flautist Jonathan Henderson – Acting Principal Flute of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Sydney, and several members of the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.
This project is generously supported by the Australian Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund.
Tickets are available at bpo.org.au