Harmonica workshop in West Kelowna

The West Bank and West Kelowna Culture Days to host harmonica workshop Sept. 26.

  • Sep. 19, 2014 3:00 p.m.

The Arts of Classical Harmonica Playing workshop by Anthony Lau  will be held September 26, Friday, at 6:30 pm

Venue:  The New Moon Gallery Studio, 2525 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna, B.C.

Host:      Linda Lovisa, the New Moon Gallery.

Admission:  Free (First come, first served with seats)

Content of the Work Shop :

– The origin of harmonica (dated back circa 433 BC in China)

– Why it is called Classical Harmonica. What does it do as a musical instrument

– The working/construction/function of a chromatic harmonica

– Chromatic harmonica in comparison with other wind instruments (Flute, oboe etc.)

– Repertoire (What type of music selected to be played)

– Works of famous composers for the harmonica (Vaughan Williams, Villa Lobos, etc.)

– Sample of famous classical harmonica players’ recordings (including Anthony Lau’s)

– Live demonstration

– Two pieces of works of J.S. Bach (accompanied by Melodie Belke)- Questions and answers period

– Light refreshment from the host.

 

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