Harpist to give free concert at TrinityWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Northwest Ohio chapter of the American Harp Society and Trinity Episcopal Church will offer music patrons a feast for their ears, when it presents internationally known harpist Maeve Gilchrist on Nov. 4, at 7pm. The concert, which is part of a brief Midwestern tour, marks Gilchrist’s first Toledo appearance.
“I first got to know Maeve’s music through folk and Celtic harp festivals and simply fell in love with it,” said concert organizer Denise Grupp-Verbon.
Gilchrist gained international acclaim in music circles for her trio’s 2006 release “Reaching Me.” The album also featured Andres Rotmistrovsky on bass and Marcelo Woloski on percussion. The album combines both vocals and instrumentation.
Gilchrist will begin recording material for her next studio album in December.
Gilchrist’s concert in Toledo will also feature Scottish Jazz Awards recipient Aidan O Donnell on bass. In addition to the concert at Trinity, Gilchrist will be offering a free preshow workshop at Owens Community College for harpists and other musicians from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fine and Performing Arts Center, room 131.
“I think this show will appeal to a very broad audience. It is a mixture of both original material and Scottish standards.Growing up in Scotland, music was really something that was just in my blood; it dominates the culture there,” Gilchrist said. “For the show in Toledo, I will be playing both older numbers and material from the upcoming album, which has a very fresh, organic sound. I always love it after a show when people come up to me and say, ‘I didn’t know that harp could be played like that.’ ”
Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 316 Adams St., on the corner of Adams and St.Clair.
For more information, visit www.maevegilchristmusic.com.
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