Workshop in Classical Harmonica in West Kelowna

Learn the history and music played on the Classical Harmonica.

  • Sep. 9, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The Art of Classical Harmonica Playing workshop by Anthony Lau.


Date :    Friday, September 26, at 6:30 pm

Organizer : The Westbank and West Kelowna Culture Days

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).

Question and Answer period.

Light refreshment from the host.


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