Read about the "DHC Challenge" Project (click here)
The "DHC Challenge" is the pilot project for a collaboration with harpist, soloist and educator, Robbin Gordon-Cartier. The project uses my harp concertos to support both community and learning by teaching them to harp ensembles and then performing them with community orchestras.
In this pilot project, Robbin's 41 harp students at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts are studying my music and then performing 3 of my pieces for harp & orchestra in concert with the West Shore Symphony Orchestra Nov. 19, 2018. Learn more about the project in this post
Note confirmation for student's participation in this blog series: "I confirm that all the children at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts in these posts have signed photo/video releases from their parents. These releases cover having their stories, videos and photos shared as part of this project, including posts on Deborah Henson-Conant’s blog and website." - Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Professor of Harp, Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, East Orange, N.J. (10/11/18)
DAY 1 of the “DHC-Challenge” at Cicely Tyson School of the Performing Arts, spearheaded by harpist, educator and soloist Robbin Gordon-Cartier.
Robbin’s 41 harp students are studying my life and my compositions this semester – and they’re not just studying them — they’ll be playing them. Some will even be playing them on stage with the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (learn more about that part of the project in this post)
On day 1, the students sit at their harps and watch performance videos of one of the pieces they’ll be learning and playing.