Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Phoenix AHS Recital

Abigail Kent, the 2017–19 touring “Concert Artist” of the American Harp Society, will be coming to Phoenix on January 20. She'll be giving a concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 3539 E Stanford Ave in Paradise Valley at 3pm.

About Abigail:

Abigail Kent is the 2017–19 touring “Concert Artist” of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious Pan-American solo competition. Currently, she is presenting solo recitals and teaching masterclasses throughout the US and Canada, while also having been a featured harp soloist for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, a Laureate Finalist at the 2017 Classics Alive management search in Los Angeles, and named the February 2018 “New Artist of the Month” for Musical America International Magazine.

Ms. Kent studied for a year at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and then was selected as the Maryjane Mayhew Barton Fellow at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she graduated with the Landis Award for Excellence in Academics. Currently, she is a Presidential Scholar studying with Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in the Masters of Music program at Mannes School of Music in New York City.

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

San Diego AHS Chapter recital

Harpist Abigail Kent will perform selections from Bach, Liszt, Salzedo and other composers, with a masterclass to follow immediately afterwards.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the San Diego Harp Society.

Abigail Kent is the 2017–19 touring “Concert Artist” of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious Pan-American solo competition. Currently, she is presenting solo recitals and teaching masterclasses throughout the US and Canada, while also having been a featured harp soloist for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, a Laureate Finalist at the 2017 Classics Alive management search in Los Angeles, and named the February 2018 “New Artist of the Month” for Musical America International Magazine.

Her earlier awards include Finalist for 2016 International Harp Competition in Hungary, Winner of 2015 American Strings Teachers Association Senior Harp National Solo Competition, and Winner of “Play With Pros” Concerto Competition, performing with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the 2013 Saratoga Harp Colony.

As an orchestral harpist, she is Principal Harpist for “Symphony in C” and is Guest Musician Harpist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Additionally, she has been Principal Harpist of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra as well as the Principal Harpist fellow of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and has participated in orchestral festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival. She has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Southwark Cathedral in London, and Konzerthaus in Berlin and has performed under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Osmo Vänskä, Vladimir Jurowski, and Ken Lam.

An avid proponent of new music, she has premiered commissioned works and solos written for her including dahlianum by Andrew Hsu, The Star at Night by Ben Yee-Paulsen, and The Tolstoy Trio by Nicholas Bentz. A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Kent has studied classical piano, cello, and mandolin as well as Celtic harp and tenor banjo, and began her classical pedal harp studies in 2010 first with Judy McCoy, then Anastasia Jellison, Jacquelyn Bartlett, Catherine White and Elizabeth Hainen. In 2014, she completed a Jazz harp course with the legendary Park Stickney.

In masterclass settings, Abigail has worked with Susann McDonald, Jana Bouskova, Maria Luisa Rayan, Anneleen Lenaerts, Catrin Finch, Ina Zdorovetchi, Karen Vaughan, Chantal Mathieu, Skaila Kanga, Nancy Allen, and Isabelle Moretti.

Ms. Kent studied for a year at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and then was selected as the Maryjane Mayhew Barton Fellow at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she graduated with the Landis Award for Excellence in Academics. Currently, she is a Presidential Scholar studying with Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in the Masters of Music program at Mannes School of Music in New York City.

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Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Bay Area AHS Recital

  • Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (map)
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Abigail Kent will present a recital for the Bay Area chapter of AHS.

Tickets are $25 non-members, $15 members and are available here: https://bacahsjanuaryrecital.brownpapertickets.com

Abigail Kent is the 2017–19 touring “Concert Artist” of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious Pan-American solo competition. Currently, she is presenting solo recitals and teaching masterclasses throughout the US and Canada, while also having been a featured harp soloist for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, a Laureate Finalist at the 2017 Classics Alive management search in Los Angeles, and named the February 2018 “New Artist of the Month” for Musical America International Magazine.
Her earlier awards include Finalist for 2016 International Harp Competition in Hungary, Winner of 2015 American Strings Teachers Association Senior Harp National Solo Competition, and Winner of “Play With Pros” Concerto Competition, performing with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the 2013 Saratoga Harp Colony.

As an orchestral harpist, she is Principal Harpist for “Symphony in C” and is Guest Musician Harpist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Additionally, she has been Principal Harpist of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra as well as the
Principal Harpist fellow of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and has participated in orchestral festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival. She has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Southwark Cathedral in London, and Konzerthaus in Berlin and has performed under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Osmo Vänskä, Vladimir Jurowski, and Ken Lam.

An avid proponent of new music, she has premiered commissioned works and solos written for her including dahlianum by Andrew Hsu, The Star at Night by Ben Yee-Paulsen, and The Tolstoy Trio by Nicholas Bentz. A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Kent has studied classical piano, cello, and mandolin as well as Celtic harp and tenor banjo, and began her
classical pedal harp studies in 2010 first with Judy McCoy, then Anastasia Jellison, Jacquelyn Bartlett, Catherine White and Elizabeth Hainen. In 2014, she completed a Jazz harp course with the legendary Park Stickney.

In masterclass settings, Abigail has worked with Susann McDonald, Jana Bouskova, Maria Luisa Rayan, Anneleen Lenaerts, Catrin Finch, Ina Zdorovetchi, Karen Vaughan, Chantal Mathieu, Skaila Kanga, Nancy Allen, and Isabelle Moretti. Ms. Kent studied for a year at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and then was selected as the Maryjane Mayhew Barton Fellow at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she graduated with
the Landis Award for Excellence in Academics. Currently, she is a Presidential Scholar studying with Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in the Masters of Music program at Mannes School of Music in New York City.

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Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, "Beethoven's 5th"

Perhaps the most recognizable piece of classical music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony rose to international prominence during World War II, when the BBC used the symphony’s famous four-note opening to preface daily radio broadcasts. Mimicking the sound of the letter “V” in Morse code (dot-dot- dot-dash), the first few notes of Beethoven’s 5th became closely associated with the Allied Forces’ quest for victory, and ultimately gave this masterpiece its nickname, the Victory Symphony.

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Coriolan Overture

 

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (b. 1969)

Oboe Concerto (World Premier)

 

Ludwigvan Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 5

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Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, "Beethoven's 5th"

Perhaps the most recognizable piece of classical music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony rose to international prominence during World War II, when the BBC used the symphony’s famous four-note opening to preface daily radio broadcasts. Mimicking the sound of the letter “V” in Morse code (dot-dot- dot-dash), the first few notes of Beethoven’s 5th became closely associated with the Allied Forces’ quest for victory, and ultimately gave this masterpiece its nickname, the Victory Symphony.

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Coriolan Overture

 

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (b. 1969)

Oboe Concerto (World Premier)

 

Ludwigvan Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 5

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Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Eugene Onegin

This production features students from the Mannes Opera and Mannes Orchestra in a fully staged production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, conducted by Julian Wachner and with stage direction by Jordan Fein. The Mannes Opera department is led by Managing Artistic Director Emma Griffin. Admission is $25, Seniors are $10. Tickets will go on sale by November 5 at Ticket Central: 212-279-4200, open noon-8pm daily.  www.ticketcentral.com 

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Eugene Onegin

This production features students from the Mannes Opera and Mannes Orchestra in a fully staged production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, conducted by Julian Wachner and with stage direction by Jordan Fein. The Mannes Opera department is led by Managing Artistic Director Emma Griffin. Admission is $25, Seniors are $10. Tickets will go on sale by November 5 at Ticket Central: 212-279-4200, open noon-8pm daily.  www.ticketcentral.com 

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Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Mannes Sounds at Carnegie

  • Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (map)
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Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions.

Curated by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska, this evening’s event is the 2018 Mannes Sounds Festival closing concert.  Featuring works for chamber music and piano by Ravel, Casadesus, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Bernstein, Assad, Fiedelman, Bolcom and songs by Vaughan Williams, the concert will close with the music of Boulanger and Strayhorn performed by the UCCELLO Ensemble led by Artist-in-Residence Matt Haimovitz with cellists from Mannes School of Music and The Schulich School of Music at McGill University.

Tickets available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.

Program
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet 
Robert Casadesus: Toccata for piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs for Soprano and Piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Five pieces from A Prole do for piano 
Claude Debussy: Petite Suite for piano four hands
Leonard Bernstein: selections from Bridal Suite for piano four hands
Sergio Assad: selections from “Aquarelle” for guitar 
Joseph Fiedelman: Poem for piano
William Bolcom: The Serpent’s Kiss for piano
Nadia Boulanger: Trois pièces for cellos, arranged by Matt Haimovitz*
Billy Strayhorn: Blood Count for cellos, arranged by Matt Haimovitz*
* Performed by the Uccello Ensemble, directed by Matt Haimovitz 

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Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

AHS Seattle Recital

The Seattle Chapter of the American Harp Society will present a recital for Abigail Kent.

Le Jardin Mouillé by Jacques de la Presle 

F minor Prelude and Fugue WTC Book 1 by J.S. Bach, arr. Kent

Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps” by Louis Spohr 

Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Liszt, arr. Renié 

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota 

Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre
I. Allegretto
II. Lento
III. Perpetuum mobile

Une Châtelaine en sa Tour by Gabriel Fauré 

Ballade, Op. 28 by Carlos Salzedo

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

AHS Eugene, OR Recital

  • Berwick Hall at University of Oregon (map)
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The Eugene chapter of the American Harp Society will present a recital for Abigail Kent.

Le Jardin Mouillé by Jacques de la Presle 

F minor Prelude and Fugue WTC Book 1 by J.S. Bach, arr. Kent

Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps” by Louis Spohr 

Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Liszt, arr. Renié 

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota 

Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre
I. Allegretto
II. Lento
III. Perpetuum mobile

Une Châtelaine en sa Tour by Gabriel Fauré 

Ballade, Op. 28 by Carlos Salzedo

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, "Ode to America!"

Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate the best of American classical music! Copland’s pioneering Symphony No. 3 includes the famous Fanfare for the Common Man—a work that epitomizes the sound of America. In addition, Charleston Symphony Timpanist Beth Albert takes center stage to perform Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, Raise the Roof. Although often overlooked, the timpani (kettle drum) is a vital instrument that acts as an orchestra’s musical heartbeat, and has the power to influence the cohesion of a piece perhaps more than any other instrument.

 

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Adagio for Strings

 

Michael Daugherty (b.1954)

Raise the Roof

 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Symphony No. 3

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, "Ode to America!"

Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate the best of American classical music! Copland’s pioneering Symphony No. 3 includes the famous Fanfare for the Common Man—a work that epitomizes the sound of America. In addition, Charleston Symphony Timpanist Beth Albert takes center stage to perform Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, Raise the Roof. Although often overlooked, the timpani (kettle drum) is a vital instrument that acts as an orchestra’s musical heartbeat, and has the power to influence the cohesion of a piece perhaps more than any other instrument.

 

 Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Adagio for Strings

 

Michael Daugherty (b.1954)

Raise the Roof

 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Symphony No. 3

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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

AHS Dallas Recital

Abigail Kent is the 2017–19 touring Concert Artist of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious Pan-American solo competition. Currently she is presenting solo recitals and teaching masterclasses throughout the US and Canada, while also having been a featured harp soloist for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, a Laureate Finalist at the 2017 Classics Alive management search in Los Angeles, and named the February 2018 “New Artist of the Month” for Musical America International Magazine.

F minor Prelude and Fugue WTC Book 1 by J.S. Bach, arr. Kent

Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps” by Louis Spohr 

Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Liszt, arr. Renié 

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota 

Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre 

I. Allegretto

II. Lento

III. Perpetuum mobile

Une Châtelaine en sa Tour by Gabriel Fauré 

Ballade, Op. 28 by Carlos Salzedo 

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

AHS Mile High Chapter Recital

  • Hampden Hall at Englewood Civic Center (map)
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The Mile High Chapter of the American Harp Society will present a recital for Abigail Kent. Earlier that morning Ms. Kent will work with harpists of all ages in a public masterclass at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek.

Abigail Kent is the 2017–19 touring Concert Artist of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious Pan-American solo competition. Currently she is presenting solo recitals and teaching masterclasses throughout the US and Canada, while also having been a featured harp soloist for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, a Laureate Finalist at the 2017 Classics Alive management search in Los Angeles, and named the February 2018 “New Artist of the Month” for Musical America International Magazine.

F minor Prelude and Fugue WTC Book 1 by J.S. Bach, arr. Kent

Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps” by Louis Spohr 

Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Liszt, arr. Renié 

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota 

Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre 

I. Allegretto

II. Lento

III. Perpetuum mobile

Une Châtelaine en sa Tour by Gabriel Fauré 

Ballade, Op. 28 by Carlos Salzedo 

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Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Young Artist Performances presents Abigail Kent

Young Artist Performances, Inc. was founded in 2013 with the goal of supporting national acclaimed classical musicians, preparing for performance careers, by giving them the opportunity to present professional repertoire at a level rarely available to Hilton Head area audiences. More than 600 patrons attended one or more concerts last season. Each event inspired the audience as well as these young musicians. Abigail's recital will be followed by a reception.

Prelude and Fugue in F minor from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 857 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Spiders by Paul Patterson

I. Dancing White Lady

II. Red-Backed Spider

III. Black Widow

IV. Tarantula

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota

The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana

~Intermission~

Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo

I. Allegro con spirito

II. Adagio

III. Allegro gentile

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Oct
13
3:30 PM15:30

AHS Lowcountry SC Recital

  • St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Chruch (map)
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Abigail will present a recital in Hilton Head for the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Harp Society. There will be a pre-concert recital at 3PM by the Lowcountry Harp Ensemble.

F minor Prelude and Fugue WTC Book 1 by J.S. Bach 

Spiders by Paul Patterson

I. Dancing White Lady

II. Red-Backed Spider

III. Black Widow

IV.  Tarantula

 

Sarabanda e Toccata by Nino Rota 

 

Sonata for Harp by Germaine Tailleferre 

I. Allegretto

II. Lento

III. Perpetuum mobile

 

Moldau by Smetana

 

Une Châtelaine en sa Tour by Gabriel Fauré 

 

Ballade, Op. 28 by Carlos Salzedo  

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