THANK YOU for helping us share the “Invention & Alchemy” streaming World Premiere
starring Deborah Henson-Conant – composer & soloist
David Lockington – conductor & cellist
The Grand Rapids Symphony
This is the Official Sharing Resources Page
In this time of Covid-19 we all need to be uplifted, inspired and entertained – and “Invention & Alchemy” will do all that.
These resources are to help you share about this virtual concert event that brings you closer than the front row into a symphony concert with an irrepressible soloist, a daring conductor and a powerful ensemble of great musicians.
FIRST: The Essential Info
If you share nothing else, these are the most important links to share:
For On-Demand Streaming (thru Aug. 23rd):
- RSVP for FREE On-Demand Tix: https://bit.ly/IA-RSVP
- Watch the 45-second trailer: https://youtu.be/z-AYgqVxnH0
- Virtual Concert Finale – watch LIVE with DHC – Aug. 22 at 8pm EDT: https://www.hipharp.com/blog/36966
What is it?
“Invention & Alchemy” is a full-length concert video featuring electric harpist & vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant, conductor David Lockington and the Grand Rapids Symphony.
It’s beautiful, it’s romantic, it’s theatrical, it’s funny. It has stories and music, an irrepressible soloist with an electric harp, a daring conductor who jumps off the podium to play cello and a talented, powerful, engaging ensemble of musicians.
It won a Grammy Nomination for “Best Classical Crossover Album” in 2006, it appeared on PBS stations throughout the US as a music special in 2007 & 2008.
In 2020 it’s being re-released to inspire and uplift audiences in these troubling times. Not only is it a FREE event, but it’s also being used to raise funding for the Grand Rapids Symphony, which, like all other large ensembles cannot perform live in concert at this time.
This concert takes place in a private online screening room – in YOUR home.
Scroll down for more info, blurbs, images to create your own posts — and to see the 45 second trailer!
- STREAMNG ON-DEMAND
– July 10-31 –EXTENDED THRU Aug. 23!
- July 10 at 7pm ET is the Streaming Premiere
- July 11 – ENCORE at 7pm LONDON time
- August 1 – Interactive Virtual Concert Experiences (Sydney 7pm, London 8pm, New York City 8pm)
- August 22 – Interactive Virtual Concert Finale
- August 23 – LAST DAY of ON-DEMAND STREAMING
OFFICIAL TRAILER (45 sec): https://youtu.be/z-AYgqVxnH0
Pioneer of the electric harp –Deborah Henson-Conant (“DHC”) and her award-winning, GRAMMY-NOMINATED concert “Invention & Alchemy” is being re-released to inspire and uplift audiences in these troubling times.
When Covid-19 hit and symphonies couldn’t perform live, the American Federation of Musicians lifted streaming restrictions on this original concert video, which appeared on PBS in 2007-2008. Not only is this a FREE EVENT – it is being used to fundraise for the Grand Rapids Symphony – the orchestra that appears in the concert video – which – like most orchestras – cannot currently perform live.
Now for the first time ever, this extraordinary theatrical, musical journey will be available – for a limited time to audiences worldwide.
WHEN & HOW TO ATTEND:
This concert takes place in a private online screening room … in YOUR home! Your FREE ticket gets you into all events:
- Jul 10 at 7pm ET is the Streaming Premiere
- Jul 11th ENCORE at 7pm LONDON time
- Aug 1st Saturday Interactive Streaming Event
- Aug 22 Interactive Virtual Concert Finale at 8pm EDT
- STREAMNG ON-DEMAND
– July 12-31 –EXTENDED THRU Aug. 23!
TIX & TRAILER:
(To share: right click on the image, download, and then share in an email, text, or social media)
- Behind-the-Scenes at “Invention & Alchemy” – an 18-minute film by Rick DiGregorio – https://youtu.be/C-90lzAEmeY
- Jana Boušková: The Harp Channel (2.5 hour interview about my life and work); https://bit.ly/jana-dhc-theharpchannel-interview
- Cindy Barlow: Cindy asked questions about DHC’S childhood and where art fits in her life on COOL CASTS, With Cindy Lou Barlow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCDQ2_z2i3U
- Angela McKinney: Stories of Trauma Untangled in “Invention & Alchemy”: Angela writes and coaches about trauma at her website “Untangle & Thrive”. She and DHC discussed the stories DHC tells in “Invention & Alchemy” and how many are the stories of how trauma resolves. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1203777309972342&ref=watch_permalink
- Shelley Fairplay: “The Harp that Can Dance”: Shelley interviewed DHC about the repeating theme in DHC’s work of the harp that can dance – as a partner for the player https://www.facebook.com/HipHarp/videos/2736200329989772/
- Candy O’Terry: “The Story Behind Her Success” – Candy interviews women about their success in this popular podcast. She interviewed DHC about her experiences as a woman in the music business: https://www.candyoterry.com/podcas
- BLOG: The Stories of Invention & Alchemy, One Piece at a time: https://www.hipharp.com/blog/35895
- BLOG: Q&A about “Invention & Alchemy” 2020 Limited Release: https://www.hipharp.com/blog/35966
- Sun. Aug. 16: Livestream from DHC’s Studio: This is Sunday’s “Live from my Livingroom” concert: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=281339703183938&ref=watch_permalink