In May 2015, the ‘wild woman of the harp,’ Deborah Henson-Conant, returns to the Pacific Harps in Pasadena, CA for a concert Sat. May 16th and live hands-on workshop Sun. May 17th for all other other wild harpists in the Los Angeles area.
The show will be an intimate salon concert. Last time DHC appeared at Pasadena’s Pacific Harp the show sold out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets right away!
She’s a Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso with a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy set of vocal chords and a theatrical flair. And in this intimate salon concert at Pacific Harps you’ll experience DHC up close and personal.
Inventive. Spontaneous. She pulls sounds from the strings you’d never expect to hear from the instrument St. Peter hands out at the Pearly Gates: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion.
And then there’s the looper pedal — a double-jacked foot-pedal that lets her record music on the fly, building rhythmic layers that over and over until she’s created an almost symphonic bed of sound she improvises over.
Poetic dissonance, movement, story and song — all pulled from the 32 strings of an instrument she wear like a massive bronze bow-and-arrow, the electric harp that’s named after her, the “DHC-Light.”
“From the moment she set foot on stage, I was captivated by DHC. She’ll tell a story, ask the audience a question, and people will actually respond! Part of her appeal and magnetism on stage is her ability to be completely honest.” Allison Volk (Los Angeles, CA)
THE INSTRUMENT …. is her own Invention!
Once upon a time DHC played a hulking 6-foot-tall concert harp, like you see at the back of the orchestra. But she really wanted the freedom to move around the stage – and the freedom to be able to travel with her instrument.
She had a vision of an electric harp she could strap on like an electric guitar, and put in the luggage hold of a plane. She created a prototype and took it to Europe’s most visionary harp builder, Joel Garnier.
For the next 20 years Joel’s company, CAMAC harps, worked with DHC to create the harp of her dreams. The result is the world’s leading electric harp, named after Deborah, the “DHC-Light,” an 11-pound carbon-fibre instrument that can soar over an orchestra – and that she even took on tour with legendary Rock guitarist Steve Vai for a world tour in 2012.Take a harp. Shrink it down. Strap it on. Plug it in. Deborah Henson-Conant 5/16/15 Pasadena, CA Click To Tweet
CONCERT – SAT. MAY 16
WHAT: Solo Concert with Deborah Henson-Conant
WHEN: Sat. May 16, 2015 • 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Pacific Harp, Pasadena, CA
WORKSHOP – SUN. MAY 17
WHAT: “Blues: Harpstyle!” Hands-on Harp Workshop with Deborah Henson-Conant
WHEN: Sun. May 17, 2015 • 10am-4pm
WHERE: Pacific Harp, Pasadena, CA
Harptabulous Package – Want to combine workshop & show?
– 2 VIP Tix to DHC’s Intimate Salon Concert
Sat. 5/16 at 8pm (Value: $150)
– 1 registration for “Blues- Harpstyle” LIVE Hands-on Workshop
Sun. 5/17 – 10AM (Value: $75)
– 10% off Pacific Harps strings, accessories, and DCH’s music & CDs.
$225 $197 (Save $28!!)