VCU Harp Day
Special Guests: Addi & Jacq
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Virginia Harp Center
VCU Music is excited to host the first ever VCU Harp Day! This exciting event is sponsored by the Virginia Harp Center and will feature acclaimed voice-and-electric harp duo Addi&Jacq, who will perform a concert of original songs and also offer innovative workshops suitable for all VCU harp day participants.
COST: $40 registration before April 30 / $55 registration after April 30. VCU Harp Day will include:
- Workshops with Addi&Jacq on topics ranging from songwriting, chamber music collaboration, and electroacoustics and looping
- Harp ensemble rehearsals and mini-performance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced harp students (adults welcome too!)
- Master class with VCU harp professor Dr. Colleen Thorburn
- Harp care 101 with members of the Virginia Harp Center
- Exclusive shopping opportunities with VA Harp Center
All participants will also receive a special event T-shirt included in the cost of registration. Participants must bring their own harp unless they register as auditors only.
Tickets to the Addi&Jacq concert (May 20, 5 p.m.): Are included in the cost of registration for VCU Harp Day. Anyone wishing to attend the concert only, but not the day-long event, can purchase tickets separately for $10.
Recently crowned the “best emerging band in NYC” as winners of the 2015 NPR-WNYC Battle of the Boroughs, Addi & Jacq (armed with nothing more than vocals and a harp) have created a diverse and compelling body of music. The Los Angeles Times praised vocalist Addi McDaniel as “a powerhouse with a brass-plated voice,” and paired with “exceptionally virtuosic and sensitive harpist” Jacqueline Kerrod (Classical Source Online) they bring you a sound that “transcends genre, unlike anything you’ve heard before” (Bob Power, grammy-winning producer). They perform regularly in New York, and collectively their venues include Avery Fisher Hall, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Apollo Theater, Highline Ballroom, WNYC’s Greenespace and The Metropolitan Opera House. To learn more, visit addiandjacq.com.
About Colleen Thorburn:
VCU Professor of harp Colleen Potter Thorburn has performed with musical ensembles across the United States, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Illinois in Peoria, the Aspen Chamber Orchestra in Colorado, Symphony Nova in Boston, and the Yale Philharmonia in New Haven and Carnegie Hall. She continues to perform as Principal Harpist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in New London CT, and performs regularly with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in Roanoke VA. An avid performer of chamber music as well as new music, Colleen is dedicated to commissioning and premiering several new pieces for harp and French horn with her New-England-based duo, Apple Orange Pair; their first recording is was released in 2013. She holds Master of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois. Her primary teachers include June Han, Ann Yeung, and Laura Hearne.