October 5th 2019 | 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:00 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19130

On the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Music in the Galleries series, Lilac 94 is performing works from the "Suites, Stories & Soundscapes" project to take a fresh look at American landscapes through a contemporary musical lens. Works on the program include selections from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess Suite" (arr. by Stanley Chaloupka), Bret Bohman's "Foglifter," Rebecca Larkin's "The Juniper Tree," and Molly O'Roark's "Tall Tale for Two Harps." Click here for museum details or call (215) 763-8100.

October 6th 2019 | 10:30 am

Mozart for Munchkins presents Lilac 94 featuring "Tall Tales for Two Harps"

Goddard Riverside Community Center

593 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10024

 

The first chapter of our "Stories & Soundscapes" tour comes to an end with a special performance for Mozart for Munchkins in New York City. Testing our skills to win over the truly tiny ones as well as parents and grandparents, Lilac 94 will be sharing the stories of John Henry, Sergeant Molly Pitcher, and Babe the Blue Ox with using Molly O'Roark's "Tall Tales for Two Harps" We hear there will be a special guest as the Narrator! Click here for all the good details!

A SELECT SAMPLE OF PREVIOUS EVENTS

September 29th 2019 | 5:00 pm

Lilac 94 at Kenan Chapel

Kenan Chapel at Landfall

510 Arboretum Drive

Wilmington, NC 28405

Lilac 94 returns to the wonderful Kenan Chapel at Landfall with a concert featuring works by Carlos Salzedo, Rebecca Larkin, Karl Jenkins, Bernard Andrès, and more. Click here for more details and ticket info.

June 21st 2019 | 9:30 am

AHS Summer Institute Workshop

American Harp Society 2019 Summer Institute

University of North Carolina School for the Arts

Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Lilac 94 is joined by theatrical harpist Rosanna Moore in a workshop setting to demonstrate and discuss performing the harp while incorporating unconventional elements into one's harp performance. Click here for more details on That's So Extra: Playing the Harp While Singing, Percussing, Acting, and More! and and registering for the American Harp Society's Summer Institute.

June 2, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Karl Jenkins "Over the Stone" with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Wilson Center

701 N Third St

Wilmington, NC 28401

With Maestro Steven Errante at the podium, Lilac 94 joins the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra to perform Sir Karl Jenkins' concerto for harp duo, "Over the Stone" (2002). Scored for two harps, strings, and percussion, the work was commissioned by the Prince of Wales for the Royal Harpist. This is a work Christina and Kathryn are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to perform. Click here for concert details.

February 28th & March 1st, 2019 | 8:15 pm

Canadian Premiere of Stockhausen's “Freude”

presented by Analog Arts & 

Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)

Satosphère at Société des arts technologiques

1195 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC H2X 256 Canada

     métro stop: Saint-Laurent

Lilac 94 is pleased to be part of the Canadian premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's KLANG: The 24 Hours of the Day at SMCQ's 2019 Montréal New Music Festival, a notable international festival. Intended to include 24 pieces but left incomplete at the time of Stockhausen’s death (2007), this 21-part work gives space to meditate on time, spirituality, and reality, allowing the audience to reflect on the meaning of mortality. Charting the journey of the soul from the body into the afterlife, it is the final, epic statement of the composer and a fitting capstone to Stockhausen’s massive career. The music ranges from intimate chamber pieces to virtuosic displays and electronic extravaganzas. Lilac 94 performs KLANG's second part, "Freude" (Joy), which was written for two harps.

October 29th 2017 | 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Philly Harp Day: Workshop, Masterclass & Concert

West Catholic Preparatory High School

4501 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139

Lilac 94 is pleased to be the featured guest artists for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Harp Society's Philly Harp Day on Sunday, October 29th. In addition to the program of "Fairy Tales and Halloween Sounds" for the evening concert at 6:00 pm, Christina and Kathryn will be presenting a workshop on special effects and modern techniques for the harp (10:00 am) and a masterclass (3:00 pm). If you are a harpist in the Philly area, please join us. You'll also be able to take advantage of presentations by Nicole Rohrbach, Candace Lark, and Robbin Gordon-Cartier. For the full schedule and registration, please visit the Philadelphia Chapter's website by clicking here.

January 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm

Hill and Hollow Music

Church in the Hollow Methodist Church

Route 3, Saranac, NY  12981

Lilac 94 will be artists-in-residence at Hill and Hollow Music in Upstate New York developing a concert program focused on the composition work of Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961). The residency culminates with an "informance" in which harpists Christina Brier and Kathryn Sloat unpack Pentacle (1928), one of Salzedo's masterpieces and most difficult works. Rounding out the program will be Salzedo's "Tango" and "Rumba" from his Suite of Eight Dances (1943) and "Chanson dans la nuit" (1955).

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As contemporary classical harpists Christina Brier and Kathryn Sloat come together because of their passion for the instrument. They like to play harps and talk about playing the harp. They like to collaborate with fellow performers and visual artists. And they especially like to chat with composers about writing for the harp.

In addition to "liking" the harp, Kathryn and Christina enjoy traveling and meeting new people and audiences.

To merge these interests, Lilac 94 offers:

  

  • Touring Concert Programs

  • Community Outreach Programs

  • Composer Workshops

  • Lecture Demonstrations & Masterclasses

If you have any hint of an interest for any of the above, for your concert series, performance venue, or community program, please contact us to tell us what you are looking for and let's get a conversation going. We look forward talking with you!

 
Liac 94 performing "Freude" in Philadelphia | photo by Ben Tran
 
Lilac 94 performing "Freude" from

Alchemy by Wei Dai

performed by Lilac 94 and flutist Melissa Snoza

    

KC Blue by Daniel Morel

Classical harpists meet African harpists

Lilac 94 meet Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze at 2017 CMA Conference

Lilac 94 performing "Freude" from Stockhausen's KLANG

in an Analog Arts production in Philadelphia (April 2018)

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