HarpFest 2019: William Jackson

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HarpFest 2019: William Jackson

                                                 Welcome Each year we bring to West Michigan a clinician who will lead all who come into new dimensions of harp playing.  In the past we have had workshops from some of the most well known and loved harp teachers in the country, including Dennis Rybicki, Rhett Barnwell, Frank Voltz, Serena O’Meara, Sunita Staneslow,  Kim Robertson, and Angi Bemiss.  The opportunity to study exclusively with one master harpist for a day and a half is a rich experience.  Come and spend time with William Jackson as he shares his knowledge of Scottish harp at HARPfest 2019.                                                                          Presenter Internationally known composer, harpist and multi-instrumentalist William Jackson has been at the forefront of Scottish music for many years.

In 1976 he was a founding member of the top Scottish band Ossian. In addition to performing, William has gained a substantial reputation as a composer, known for combining traditional and classical music, with such major works as The Wellpark Suite, St. Mungo, Inchcolm, and A Scottish Island to his credit. In 1999 his composition 'Corryvreckan' from the album Inchcolm was included on Fiona Ritchie's favourites collection, "The Best of The Thistle & Shamrock, Volume 1." William's music is featured on many BBC and other Television productions; he is in demand as a composer of sensitive music, and increasingly as a producer. He directed and performed the music for "Battle of the Clans" for The History Channel, and produced and recorded the music for a new six part series about Scottish National Trust properties for Scottish Television.  William's performance on harp, whistle and bodhran is featured on the soundtrack of the motion picture starring Robert Duval and Michael Keaton, which was filmed in Scotland.
(Sounding Strings)                                                                          Exhibitor  Kelly Yousoufian, Michigan Harp Center, www.michiganharpcenter.com, will be on hand for your harp needs.  Contact her ahead of time if you have a specific request.  You may rent a harp for the workshop from Kelly. michiganharpcenter@gmail.com 248-288-4277                                                   Concert William Jackson will perform in concert on Friday evening at 7:30. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There is no charge for workshop participants.                                                   Schedule COMING SOON.                          Registration Information for full workshop                           (does not include lodging and meals) Your registration fee for the full workshop includes five workshops, an ensemble experience, a concert, shopping at the Michigan Harp Center and walking the wooded trails around the Center.  The first workshop HARPfest begins at 9:00 am Friday morning, September 13th, 2019.
HARPfest ends at noon on Saturday, September 14th, 2019             $250.00: online or postmarked before August 30, 2019             $300.00 after August 30, 2019 Non-Harping Companion: The fee covers admission to workshops, the concert, and use of the wooded trails. $100.00                                Registration for Single Day Registration                                       (does not include food) $125  Your Friday Only Registration includes Workshops I, II and III, and a ticket to the concert.  Registration must be received by August 30, 2019. $125 Your Saturday Only Registration includes Workshop IV and V. Registration must be received by August 30, 2019.                                            Lodging at the Center The price on the "ticket" is per room for Thursday (9/12/2019) and Friday (9/13/2019). If you would like to stay over until Sunday, please place your order first, then contact us to make arrangements for the extra night's stay.
A processing charge of $25 per harpist registration and $10 per non-harping companion registration will be charged if canceled before July 30, 2019. Registration fees are non-refundable after July 30, 2019.   Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Will individual concert tickets be available to non-registrants? A: Yes, tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Q: How many can attend HARPfest? A: Space is limited, so register now.  Q: Should I bring my harp? A: Yes, by all means.  If this is impossible, contact Kelly Yousoufian, michiganharpcenter@gmail.com, 248-288-4277, to rent one for a nominal fee.  Q: What if I have special dietary needs? A: Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.  Q: What can my non-harping companion do if he/she chooses to not attend any workshops? A: Shopping, nature, art, golf, Grand Rapids             Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce             Lowell Chamber of Commerce             Gerald R.
Ford Presidential Library and Museum             Grand Rapids Art Museum             Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park                                         Local off-site lodging  Main Street Inn, 5 miles from Center in downtown Lowell http://www.mainstreetinnlowell.com  Witt’s Inn, 2 miles from Center http://www.wittsinnlowell.com/html/  River Edge Bed and Breakfast, 3 miles from Center http://riveredgebnb.com/index.php/our-home.

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