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2014 Events (Upcoming)
LOCATIONS SHOW TYPE Date(s) Description & Tix/Info


Baroque Flamenco BootcampSEPT. 15 thru Oct. 5, 2014
"Baroque Flamenco Bootcamp"
(International Online Harp Training Program)

In this 3-week high-energy online training program, harp players of all levels learn to play Deborah Henson-Conant's fiery showcase "Baroque Flamenco"

REGISTER NOW!


SEPT. 2014
"Harness Your Muse"
(Transformation Mentorship)

Using my own tri-part system, we focus on the Creation, Production and Promotion of your original solo show. We use the show as a practical catalyst to develop the basic systems you need to support a solo career, and as a creative catalyst to transform you from "A" good musician to being "THE" YOU - the artist that only you can be, with a show that reflects your unique passion.

"Harness Your Muse" is the first step in a series of mentorships that include marketing, recording and publishing and publicity. Each program guides you through the steps I developed for my own career

to This 6-Month Mentorship for performers begins in September 2014. Download the program outline and apply for the program at HarnessYourMuse.com. Applications for the Fall 2014 program are available now.


OCT. 2014
"Hip Harp Toolkit"

In this 7-week online course, harp players of all levels liberate themselves from the written page and learn to arrange music at their own level. While you can apply the principles of "Hip Harp Toolkit" to any style of music, the Fall 2014 session uses Holiday music as a basis for exercises so that participants can develop a repertoire of music they can put into practice immediately at Holiday events.

Registration for this course opens in early August. Click here to get on the "First to Know" list.


Sun. Nov 2 - Asheville, NC
THE ALTAMONT

Deborah Henson-Conant
Solo Show • 7:30 pm

I'm returning to one of the world's greatest intimate listening rooms - the Altamont Theater in Asheville, N.C.Tix on Sale NOW!

Bring Your Friends! Buy 4-or-more tix and the price goes down!
Bring Your Neighbors too! Buy 8-or-more and it goes down even more!

Click here for more INFO

CLICK HERE to BUY TIX right now


IUP-HipHarp-HolidayShowThu. Dec. 4 - IUP
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Concert Band and Electric Harp hips out the holidays at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in a special holiday show. Details to follow.

Tix go on Sale Nov. 4th


Sat. Jan. 10th • 8PM
"Lose Your Blues!"
T.C.AN.
Center for Arts in Natick, MA

Grammy-nominated vocalist and electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant will be bringing her annual "Lose Your Blues" show to The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) on Sat. Jan. 10, 2014 at 8pm.

Stories, humor, and music from Blues to Flamenco with sounds you never thought could come from a harp.

WHAT: Annual "LOSE YOUR BLUES" Show at TCAN
WHERE: The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
WHEN: Sat. Jan. 10 - 8 pm
TIX & INFO: Buy Tix Here.

(Photo: J Brian Buckley)

THINGS THAT ALREADY HAPPENED ...
AND MIGHT JUST HAPPEN AGAIN!

(Well, not all of them, just the ones since we decided to archive this page like this)

Sat. June 22 (2013) – 8pm
San Fransisco Bay Area
Point Reyes Dance Palace

North of S.F. in the west of Marin County is one of the coolest performance spaces in the country - and I know because I help create it 40 years ago when I first left home. Meet me in Pt. Reyes for this homecoming! Tix on sale soon!

WHAT: Solo Show at the Dance Palace!
WHERE: 503 B Street, Point Reyes Sta, CA 94956
WHEN: June 22, 2013 at 8pm
TIX: TBA – Click here for tix!
MORE INFO: Click here for more info

 


WORKSHOP:
"Blues: Harp-Style" LIVE Quickstart!
Tue. June 25 – 7-8:30pm

Carlsbad, CA
The Museum of Making Music

Click to register and for more information

This is the 90-minute LIVE QUICKSTART version of Deborah’s 4-week online “Blues: Harp-Style” course for all levels and ages. You’ll learn Swing rhythm, slap bass, 12-bar blues and how to bend notes and play a Blues scale on lever or pedal harp.

WHAT: Hands-on Workshop for all levels and ages
WHERE: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
WHEN: Tue. June 25, 2013 from 7-8:30 pm
TIX: Click to register and for more information
This workshop is co-sponsored by CAMAC Harps, The American Harp Society and the Museum of Making Music.


CONCERT
Wed. June 26 – 7pm

Carlsbad, CA
The Museum of Making Music

Last year I had a long interview for a very unusual museum exhibit all about HARPS at the Museum of Making Music. This year I'll become a living part of that exhibit when I perform at the Museum

WHAT: Solo Show at the Museum of Making Music
WHERE: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
WHEN: Wed. June 26, 2013 at 7pm
TIX: Click for Tix
MORE SHOW INFO: Click for more show info
MORE EXHIBIT INFO: Click for more exhibit info


SOLD OUT! Watch via Webcast!

Thu. Sept. 12, 2013 - 5:30 PM
Sanders Theater - Cambridge, MA

The 23rd Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Mega-Micro Pre-Show Concert:
"Show of Force"!

I'll be performing my pre-show Mega-Micro Concert "Show of Force" at the 23rd annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, with electric harp, distortion pedal and my carbon-fibre Mega-Micro-Harp!!!!

The show is sold out, but put it on your calendar and watch via Webcast! Find the details here.

WHAT: 23rd Annual Ig Nobel Prize Pre-Show Show
WHERE: Sanders Theater, Cambrige, MA
WHEN: Thu. Sept. 12, 2013
TIX: At the Harvard Box Office
MORE INFO: At the IgNobel Blog

 


Sat. Sept. 28 - 7:00 PM -
"Flagpole Radio Cafe"
Edmond Town Hall - Newtown, CT

I'm thrilled to be returning to the stage as the featured musical guest of the wonderful, funky "Flagpole Radio Café" live variety show. See the picture at the right? That was taken by their wonderful photographer, Gre Van Antwerp, the last time I played with the Flagpole players. That's how much fun it is to take part in their shows!

WHAT: Flagpole Radio Café live show
WHERE: Edmond Town Hall - Newtown, CT
WHEN: Sat. Sept. 28 - 7:00 PM
TIX: Buy Tix Now!


Fri-Sun October 4, 5th, and 6th 2013
Asunción, Paraguay
Festival Mundial del Arpa en Paraguay (World Harp Festival)

Did you know, the national instrument of Paraguay is the harp? I've been invited to perform and teach in this year's Festival Mundial del Arpa en Paraguay (World Harp Festival) this October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  Paraguayan harpists such as Nicolás Caballero (considered as one of the best harpists in the world), Ismael Ledesma (from France), Marcelo Rojas, Martín Portillo, Tito Acuña, Papi Galán, Sixto Corbalán, Rito Pedersen will all be in attendence and I am honored to share the stage with them and so many other Harpists from all over the world.

WHAT: 7th Festival Mundial del Arpa en Paraguay
WHERE: Paraguay (Actual Location To Be Announced Soon!)
WHEN: Fri-Sun October 4, 5th, and 6th 2013
TIX: TBD
MORE INFO: TBD


Fri-Sun October 11-13, 2013
Leiden, The Netherlands
Jazz Harp Academy 2013

I'll be teaching and performing at this year's Jazz Harp Academy in the Netherlands!  If you happen to be nearby, it stands to be an epic weekend for leveling up your jazz harp skills.  Learn from me, and other jazz movers and shakers such as harpists Maeve Gilchrist, Rossitza Milevska, Rosetty de Ruiter, Habiba Doorenbos, Ghislaine Maclaine Pont, and saxophonist Kurt Schwab!

WHAT: Jazz Harp Academy 2013
WHERE: Leiden, The Netherlands | Venue & Location - Coming Soon!
WHEN: Fri-Sun October 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2013
TIX: Registration - Coming Soon!
MORE INFO: http://www.jazzharp.org/pagina.php?id=263

 

Sat. Nov 9th, 2013 - 8pm
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

with Kirk Trevor, Conductor

I'll be joining the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for a guest appearance Sat. Nov. 9th, 2013. Details to follow!

WHAT: Guest performance with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre - 401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
WHEN: Sat. Nov. 9th, 2013 - 8pm
TIX & iNFO: At the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Website

Sun. Nov 10th, 2013 - 9am-3pm
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Butler Univ. 1st Annual "Harp Day"
FREE Harp Workshop!

Butler University is sponsoring a free 3-Hour Workshop in for harpists of all levels as part of their first-annual "Harp Day" in conjunction with my performance with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

REGISTER NOW! Spend a day at Butler, have lunch with me and then experience a 3-hour hands-on workshop!

WHAT: FREE Harp Workshop
WHERE: Butler University - Indianapolis, IN
WHEN: Sun. Nov. 10, 2013
REGISTER & GET MORE INFO: Register Now / More Info Here or Email kflodder"at"butler.edu

Fri. Nov 15th, 2013
Old Saybrook, CT
"The KATE" - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

WHAT: Solo Show
WHERE: Old Saybrook, CT
WHEN: Fri. Nov. 15th, 2013 - 8pm (but double-check on time when tix go on sale)
TIX: TBD
MORE INFO: TBD

SAVE THE DATE! I will be performing a solo show in a beautiful historic theater named after Old Saybrook's most celebrated resident.  Be sure to check out their Katharine Hepburn museum one hour before the show! More details soon.

Sun. Jan. 12th • 4:30 PM
"Laptop Concert"
YOUR LAPTOP or COMPUTER!

When was the last time you got to buy pay ONE BUCK to get into a show??

This is a mini-show - 30-40 minutes FROM MY STUDIO!

Buy your ticket now for $1 or $2 or $10!  Then come to the show from your laptop, text-chat with the other folks watching (and me!), and if you love what you see and hear, drop some more in the tip jar! 

And now .... REQUEST THE TUNES YOU WANT TO HEAR!

WHAT: LapTop Concert
WHERE: YOUR computer via ConcertWindow
WHEN: Sun. Dec. 12 - 4:30 pm
TIX & INFO: Buy Tix Now

Sat. Jan. 11th • 8PM
"Lose Your Blues!"
T.C.AN.
Center for Arts in Natick, MA

Grammy-nominated vocalist and electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant will be bringing her annual "Lose Your Blues" show to The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) on Sat. Jan. 11, 2014 at 8pm.

Stories, humor, and music from Blues to Flamenco with sounds you never thought could come from a harp.

WHAT: Annual "LOSE YOUR BLUES" Show at TCAN
WHERE: The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
WHEN: Sat. Jan. 11 - 8 pm
TIX & INFO: Buy Tix Now
STAY TUNED! We're working out a VIP package for this show that's realllllly cool!

(Photo: J Brian Buckley)

Sun. Apr. 6 • 4:30 PM
"Livestream Mini-Concert"
EVERYWHERE in the WORLD
Special Virtual Album Release!

Purchase Tix HERE • Get More Info HERE

When was the last time you got to pay ONE BUCK to get into a show?? This is a mini-show - 45 minutes FROM MY STUDIO, DHC-TV!

Buy your ticket now for $1 or $2 or $10!  Then come to the show from your laptop, text-chat with the other folks watching (and me!), and if you love what you see and hear, drop some more in the tip jar! 

WHAT: LapTop Concert
WHERE: YOUR computer via ConcertWindow
WHEN: Sun. Apr. 6 - 4:30 pm EST
TIX & INFO: Buy Tix Now


Sat. April 12, 2014 • 8PM
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA
Solo Show &
>> Limited Edition EP Release!<<

Deborah Henson-Conant is bringing her one-woman show to the scenic seaport village of Rockport, MA on April 12 at 8pm at The Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Stories, humor, and music from Blues to Flamenco with sounds you never thought could come from a harp.

WHEN: Sat. April 12, 2014 • 8pm
WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center
(37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966)
TIX price: $34, $28, $19 - BUY NOW
READ MORE: http://www.hipharp.com/blog/8581
SEE COOL PIX OF THE SHOW
WATCH A VIDEO
(Photo: J Brian Buckley)

>> BUY TIX NOW <<


Mon. Apr. 21 • 9:30 AM EDT
"Marathon Music" Harp-a-thon
EVERYWHERE in the WORLD

Buy Tickets - 100% Goes to "Team Fox"
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research

Special 5.5-Hour Livestream Concert to Raise Money for Parkinson's Disease Research

100% of the proceeds of this concert go to the fund for Parkinson's Research through "Team Fox" Michael J. Fox Foundation. Read the press release

    

Pay what you want. Come for 5 minutes or 5 hours.


Sat. April 26, 2014 • 7:30PM
DREAMLAND
Solo Show & Album Release
Nantucket, MA

Take a Harp. Shrink it down. Strap it on. Plug it in... Deborah-Henson Conant is bringing her solo show to Dreamland in Nantucket, MA on Sat. April 24th at 7:30pm.

WHEN: Sat. April 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center Main Stage
(17 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA 02554)
TIX price: $35
BUY TIX

(Photo: J Brian Buckley)


Thu. May 1 - 8:00 PM • CFA Hall • Boston University
Chamber Works by Deborah Henson-Conant
"Mythic Women"
Admission - Free

A Chamber Ensemble Concert with
Jeila Irdmusa, Soprano
Szu-Ning Tai, Harp
Barbara Poeschl-Edrich, Harp
Yun-Yun Lin, Cello
Celine Ferro, Clarinet
Ling Lo, Piano

This is collaborative project I'm doing as a composer and performance coach with Boston University's chamber music program and their faculty concert series. It's a concert of my works for soprano and chamber ensemble based on stories of mythic women. This is a photo from the first rehearsal (you can see my hand in the bottom left-hand corner - editing the music as the rehearsal progresses). The title of this program is subject to change!

 


Tue. Jun. 17 • Noon EDT
"Hip Harp Toolkit" Latin-Style
Online Learning

10-Week Online "Hip Harp Tookit" course
with 10 bonus mini-lessons in Latin Styling
from Cristina Braga

In this 10-week course specifically for harp players (lever & pedal), harpists learn the fundamentals of solo harp arrangement so they can liberate themselves from the written page and create their own arrangements from simple melodies and basslines. This is a pre-jazz course to teach harpists the fundamentals of arrangement structure, the basics of what to do with LH and RH, how to simplify difficult pieces and how to embellish simplistic ones.

WHAT: Online Course for Harp Players
WHERE: Online (your computer)
WHEN: 10 weeks beginning June 17, 2014
REGISTRATION & INFO: Registration at HipHarpToolkit.com


Mon. Jun. 23 • 11AM
"Strings of Passion" LIVE
Music, Ideas & Humor in Concert
2014 AHS Conference
New Orleans, LA

“Strings of Passion” is music, ideas and humor in a presentation that is both concert and lecture, both listening and interactive for the audience.  It plays out 7 principles, string by string, using the unusual instrument invented for me – the 32-string electric harness harp - to show how they resonate and harmonize with each other: These principles include invention, collaboration, leadership, structure, character, exploration -- and lift-off, as an idea becomes reality. 

WHAT: Strings of Passion - Musical Workshop
WHERE: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
WHEN: Mon. June 23, 2013 at 11am
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION : Registration
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:

 

Wed. June 25 - New Orleans
"Soñando en Español"

Concerto for Harp & Orchestra
by Deborah Henson-Conant
with featured harp soloist Eleanor Turner
& The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Guest Conductor Deborah Henson-Conant

Orchestral Version


This is a concert including my 3-Movement harp concerto "Soñando en Español" with harp soloist Eleanor Turner and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra - with special guest conductor Deborah Henson-Conant (ME!).


Sun. June. 29th • 4:30 PM
Strings of Passion
"Live Webshow"

LIVE from the studios of DHC-TV - a special online version of "The Seven Strings of Passion" (also known as "Strings of Passion.")

For those who can't come to New Orleans for the LIVE "Strings of Passion," I'm performing a special livestream version via "ConcertWindow.com." Learn the 7 principles that take me from creative impulse to the lift-off of personal expression: music, ideas & humor in concert - live with the 32-string hip-harp.

Buy your ticket now for $1 or $2 or $10 or a gazillion smackeroos.  Come to the show from anywhere in the world via your computer. Watch the show, text-chat with me and the audience worldwide, and whenever I do something you love, drop a couple bucks in the tip jar!  It's as close to a virtual house concert as you can get.

WHAT: Live Webshow
WHERE: YOUR computer via ConcertWindow
WHEN: Sun. June 29 - 4:30 pm
TIX & INFO: Info & Tix
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW: at DHC-TV.com
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Betty & Fifi (see DHC-TV to meet them)


Wed. July 23 - 8.30AM – 9.45AM
Sydney, Australia
"Where Passion Meets Performance" Masterclass & Workshop

with Guest Coach & Soloist Eleanor Turner

 

The masterclass and workshop includes an overview of the playing techniques and character-performance for my piece "Baroque Flamenco" and hands-on coaching for soloists and chamber ensemble.

Soloists will be chosen by audition. These two events are in conjunction with the 12th World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australi


Thu. July 24 - Sydney, Australia
"Soñando en Español"
For Harp & Chamber Ensemble

Concerto for Harp & Chamber Ensemble
by Deborah Henson-Conant
with featured harp soloist Eleanor Turner
Guest Conductor Deborah Henson-Conant

This concert is a Chamber Ensemble concert with featured soloist Eleanor Turner and 8-Piece Chamber Ensemble including pieces from my "Invention & Alchemy" suite: Baroque Flamenco, 996, Danger Zone. The date is subject to change but will be between July 20 - 27.



Fri. July 25 - Sydney, Australia
OPERA HOUSE Bar

Deborah Henson-Conant

The Opera House Bar is sooooo close to the Opera House and I'll be weilding my 32-string electric body harp in an early evening set reminiscent of my old jazz days.

The show is from 18:50 - 19:40 (6:50 - 7:40), so if you're down under, come on over!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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