'Before There Were Pedals': THe Italian Triple Strung Harp 'Arpa Doppia'

Mar 5 2011 - 5:00pm
Mar 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Location(s)

Providence Baptist Church
8980 Brook Road
McLean, VA
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Constance Whiteside

In this concert Dr. Whiteside talks about and performs on the “queen” of the pre-modern harps, a 75 string chromatic Italian baroque triple harp.  She has chosen remarkable music from 16th and 17th century Italy, England, and Spain.

By the 16th century, a new type of harp was needed to perform the increasingly chromatic music being composed.  And so, in Italy the triple strung harp was invented – 3 rows of strings, one for every needed note.

Only a handful of harpists in the world perform on this historical instrument. Matching the period of the harp and performance style to the period of the music entirely transforms the listening experience.  Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear the Italian baroque triple harp.

Presented By: 
The 2011 Mid-Atlantic Harp Festival: The American Harp Society Washington D.C. Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Region
Phone: 
703-748-4990
Pricing
Cost: 
$20 per concert, or $55 for entire two day festival
Discount to EMA Members: 
No
Contact Person: 
Constance Whiteside
Contact Address: 
106 Jim Lane Road
Contact City: 
Scottsville
Contact State/Province: 
VA
Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
24590
Contact Country: 
USA
Contact Phone Number: 
434-286-9004
Contact Email: 
cwHarps@ix.netcom.com