Deborah Henson-Conant ~ Upcoming Events

The world is in a constant state of flux … and so are tourdates. Make sure to contact venues before you travel to a show to confirm the details.

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Online at Hip Harp Academy

1. Sing & Play Harp (3-Chord Magic) – Learn the secret that guitar & uke players know about how to sing and play, and learn to do it on the harp! Learn more & register here.
2. Hands on Harmony – Get rich (harmonies) quick!  Learn how to extend, alter and substitute chords, with lots of play-along examples to put what you learn right into practice.  Learn more & register here.

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Belfast, ME • Sat Aug. 24, 2019

LIVE in Concert at the Crosby Center!

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant Live in Concert
WHERE: Crosby Center, 96 Church St, Belfast, ME
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Get Tix Now

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Houston, TX – Fri. Aug. 2, 2019
Harp Workshop & Live Concert

One of a kind Workshop & Concert event. Harp players: get an all-day pass that includes workshops by DHC & Elizabeth Webb and other specials like dinner, cocktail hour & more. EVERYONE: tickets to the show only also available! Click link below for details!

LIVE-STREAM JUST ADDED! Click HERE for details!

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant LIVE Workshop & Benefit Concert
WHERE: acceler8 OFFICE Northwest Campus, 13105 NW Fwy, Houston, TX 77040
WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019 – All Day Event
TIX & INFO: https://harpli.com/DHC/

South Paris, MESat. July 27, 2019

LIVE in Concert at the Barn!

Tickets on sale NOW!

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant Live in Concert
WHERE: The Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Rd. South Paris, ME
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019
BOX OFFICE: 207-743-8452
GET TIX ONLINE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4245466
PRESS RELEASE: https://www.hipharp.com/blog/26896

Parsippany, NJ • Sun. July 21, 2019

Full-day Workshop at Somerset Folk Harp Festival

This year, Somerset is collaborating with Deborah Henson-Conant to bring another brand new full-day improvisation experience to the festival. Add-on to your festival weekend with the 2019 ‘Instant Ensemble’ all-day Sunday program.

Parsippany, NJ • July 19, 2019

LIVE in Concert

Opening Night at the Somerset Harp Weekend! A limited supply of tickets will be available to the public in June – so check back then! If you’re attending the conference, tickets to the show are included in your registration fee.

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant Live in Concert
WHERE: Somerset Harp Weekend, Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd. Parsippany, NJ
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30PM
MORE INFO: http://www.somersetharpfest.com/concerts.html

Franklin Lakes, NJ • July 19, 2019

LIVE in Concert at 8AM!

My friend Larry Grogin’s is running across the U.S. to raise money for the Oasis charity. The run starts at McBride Field in Franklin Lakes, NJ July 19 and ends Oct. 20 in Ventura, California. I’m opening the Kickoff Concert with a 30 minute show from 8-8:30 AM including “Happy Song” – a tune I recorded especially for Larry’s cross-country playlist (at his favorite running tempo).

Learn more at StridesForHumanity.org

The “Creativity Cafe” Series on Facebook LIVE
Worldwide Online Ongoing

Join electric harpist & vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant from her studio for a series of LIVE STUDIO chats. You’re invited to join for FREE. Click HERE for more info, or click HERE to sign up for Reminders, Replay links and the PDF Handouts that go with the chats.

Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss DHC’s Facebook LIVE Events:
• GO TO DHC’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HipHarp
• CLICK the LIKE button if you haven’t already done that
• HOVER over the “Follow” button until a drop-down appears
• In the drop down, under notifications, CHECK “On”

Arlington, MAJune 29, 2019

Arlington Arts Alive! Block Party

Deborah Henson-Conant at her hometown Summer Block Party! She’ll be joining other great acts with local ties like Vance GilbertThe Band Time Forgot, and many more! Celebrating the newly designated partnership between the Arlington Cultural District and Arlington Tourism & Economic Development.

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant performing LIVE at the Arlington Arts Alive! Block Party
WHERE: In Arlington Center, one block from the Whittemore Park Beer Garden
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 1-7PM (DHC at 3PM)
INFO: Click HERE for complete lineup and more info!

Natick, MAMay 30, 2019

TEDx Salon at TCAN

A baker’s dozen of previous TEDx Natick speakers including Deborah Henson-Conant. There will be opportunities to chat with the speakers one-on-one as well as a more structured Q&A format. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, dessert, and a cash bar while you share ideas and stories with TEDx Natick community members. There are still a few tickets available to this small gathering. Get yours now!

WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant – Speaker at the TEDx Salon
WHERE: TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick) 14 Summer St. Natick, MA
WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30PM
GET TIX & INFO: http://www.natickarts.org/performance/tedxnatick-2019-05-30

DHC Live! Studio Concert on Facebook LIVE
Worldwide • OnlineMay 11, 2019

Join electric harpist & vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant from her studio for a LIVE STUDIO CONCERT. Sign up HERE to get the REPLAY link.

DHC has long had a tradition of playing Mother’s Day shows. Her mother had a huge influence on her as a musician – both as a performer and a coach. This year she’s celebrating both sides of her mom with a live performance from the studio that includes both a concert and a look at how all this music comes together.

Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss DHC’s Facebook LIVE Events:
• GO TO DHC’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HipHarp
• CLICK the LIKE button if you haven’t already done that
• HOVER over the “Follow” button until a drop-down appears
• In the drop down, under notifications, CHECK “On”

At Hip Harp Academy

Worldwide – Online –  Oct. 2018
Hip Harp Toolkit (with Arrange Yourself)

A 10-Week Online Course for harpists in how to create impromptu arrangements and improvisation. Registration coming soon!!!

WHAT: “Hip Harp Toolkit” learning-program for harpists
WHERE: Online at Hip Harp Academy
WHEN: Classroom Opens Oct. 2018
More info on this course at HipHarpTookit.com // More on the full yearlong Academy at HipHarpAcademy.com

“Building the Bones”Sep. 25 – Dec. 30 2018

This 12-Week program for harp players teaches you to create infinite spontaneous repertoire by learning how to find the ‘bones’ of the music and build music at your technical level from that. It includes 24/7 access to video trainings, downloadable MP3s and PDFs, private Facebook Group, weekly chats with DHC where you can ask all your questions, weekly (optional) assignment to help keep you on track – and a great final project that you’ll be able to share with friends, family – or on stage and at gigs, if you’re a professional.

REGISTER NOW

FREE PLAY-ALONG WEBINAR • Sun. Sep. 30, 2018 • 3:30 pm EDT

AVAILABLE NOW VIA REPLAY

“Play YOUR Passion” (A FREE webinar for Harp Players)

Do you want to play with fire?? Do you long to truly express your SELF with your musicThen this Free Online Webinar training is for YOU!

  • WHAT: FREE Online Workshop ( for anyone – musicians, artists, harpists and civilians )
  • WHERE: Online in YOUR computer, ipad or phone
  • WHEN: REPLAY AVAILABLE NOW!
  • REGISTER FOR FREE NOW:  Play YOUR Passion!

FREE PLAY-ALONG WEBINAR • Mon. Sep. 24, 2018 • 4:30 pm EDT

AVAILABLE NOW VIA REPLAY

LOOP your HARP!

You’ve read about them. You’ve heard them. You wonder if YOU could use one. Now here’s a FREE Looper Training that will answer all your questions!

  • WHAT: FREE Online Workshop ( for anyone – musicians, artists, harpists and civilians )
  • WHERE: Online in YOUR computer, ipad or phone
  • WHEN: REPLAY AVAILABLE NOW!
  • REGISTER FOR FREE NOW:  LOOP your HARP!

FREE PLAY-ALONG WEBINAR • Sun. Sep. 16, 2018 • 3:30 pm EDT

AVAILABLE NOW VIA REPLAY

Structure IS Freedom!

Did you know that some structures FREE you, while others CONSTRAIN you? Structures imposed from OUTSIDE can be turn chaos to order, but they’re not about freedom or creativity.  Simple INTERNAL structures are the FLEXIBLE skeletons of creative expression.  My new online program for harpists, “Building the Bones” is all about simple structures that release and support your creativity.  You’ll learn one of them in this FREE Training.

  • WHAT: FREE Online Workshop ( for anyone – musicians, artists, harpists and civilians )
  • WHERE: Online in YOUR computer, ipad or phone
  • WHEN: AVAILABLE FOR REPLAY NOW!
  • REGISTER FOR FREE NOW:  Structure IS Freedom!

Uaná Eté Music Garden • July 19 – 29, 2018 (Brazil)

Brazilian Jazz Harp Immersion

A rare chance to work for 10 days with 3 of the world’s most distinguished harp teachers in jazz, bossa nova and performance.

Imagine a beautiful retreat in the Paraiba River Valley, rolling green hills and a temperate climate, in the Atlantic Forest, only three bus hours from Rio de Janeiro … You are at Uaná Eté Music Garden. In this magical place, harpists from all continents will get together and immerse themselves in the world of jazz, with a special focus on bossa nova and samba in the very place where its root rhythms originated over 200 years ago. 

  • WHAT: Brazilian Jazz Harp Immersion
  • WHERE: Uaná Eté Music Garden. BRAZIL
  • WHEN: JULY 19 – 29, 2018
  • Info & Registration: JazzHarp.org

Natick, MA Sat, Feb. 18, 2017
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

Grammy-nominated electric harp legend Deborah Henson-Conant (“DHC”) brings her riveting performance style back to TCAN before heading off to the UK and Hong Kong.

Her shows combine music, humor, stories with a range of musical styles that fuse Blues, Flamenco, Jazz, Musical Theater and straight out inspirational.

Wales, UKMarch 4 & 5, 2017
Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend

Join me for workshops and the closing concert together with a host of other brilliant artists over the course of a jam packed weekend.

  • WHAT: Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend
  • WHERE: Conferencing and Hospitality Suite, Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
  • WHEN:  Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2017
  • INFO & REGISTRATIONhttp://www.camacharps.co.uk/

Norfolk, VA • Fri. May 26, 2017
Virginia Arts Festival – Norfolk Fringe

This Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso has a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy voice, and theatrical flair to spare, whether she’s playing classics, covering rock classics, crooning and plucking the blues, or serving up sizzling flamenco. Discover “dazzling harp playing, gorgeous jazz/pop singing, comic timing and impressive songwriting” (Austin American-Statesman) in this Fringe show at the Virginia Arts Festival.

Danville, CA (San Fran Area) • May 28-29, 2017

International Harp Festival (IHF)
Sun. May 28 – Concert
Mon. May 29 – Full-day Immersion Workshop

  • WHAT: International Harp Festival (IHF)
  • WHERE: San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Drive, Danville, CA
  • WHEN:  May 28th at 7:30PM: Concert, May 29th all-day: “Strings of Passion LIVE”
  • INFO, CONCERT TIX & REGISTRATION FOR IHFhttp://www.harpfestival.org/
  • “STRINGS OF PASSION LIVE!” INFO: https://www.hipharp.com/blog/15629

Parsippany, NJ • Sun. July 23, 2017

Full-day Workshop at Somerset Folk Harp Festival

Add-on to your festival weekend with the 2017 Improv Expansion with Deborah Henson-Conant! Broaden Your Improv Horizons with DHC’s new ‘Improv Expansion’ All-Day Sunday program.

Deborah gets rave reviews for her All-Day Sunday sessions at Somerset. This year, Somerset is collaborating with Deborah Henson-Conant to bring another brand new full-day improvisation experience to the festival.

Set your sights and reach new heights by exploring how to open up pieces you already know and love. Tap your creative potential and augment what’s already in your musical toolbox!

Hong KongWed. July 12, 2017

Closing Concert at 13th World Harp Congress

This year, for the first time ever, World Harp Congress  is in Asia! ‘A Harp Journey from West to East’  is being held in Hong Kong.

Deborah Henson-Conant is performing the closing concert on July 12th! 

The strong support from harpists and musicians, from Asia & China, AND masters from all over the world, will make this event a truly multi-national sensation! Click the info & registration link below to learn more!

  • WHAT:  Deborah Henson-Conant in the Closing Concert of the 13th World Harp Congress
  • WHERE:  Hong Kong
  • WHEN: Wed. July 12 at 7:30PM
  • INFO & REGISTRATIONhttp://www.whc2017.org/

At Hip Harp Academy

Worldwide – Online – Opening Sept. 2017

Hands on Harmony ~ for Harpists

New in 2017! DHC’s hands-on overview of harmony for the harp is now available to take at your own pace in a single day, a week, or spread it over 6 months!  The classroom opens in September 2017

  • WHAT: “Hands on Harmony” learning-program for harpists (from fledgling to professional)
  • WHERE: Online at Hip Harp Academy
  • WHEN: Classroom Opens Sept. 2017
  • More info soon at HipHarpAcademy.com
  • Harp players: want to get some free training from DHC right now?  Check out the DHC Freebies

At Hip Harp Academy

Worldwide – Online – Sept. 12, 2017

Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page

In the course – which you can take at your own pace – Deborah Henson-Conant shows you her own secrets of how to play this fiery harp showpiece at your skill level on your harp, whether it’s a lever harp or a pedal harp, 47 strings or 21 strings.

  • WHAT: “Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page” 5 week online course for harp players
  • WHERE: Online at Hip Harp Academy
  • WHEN: Tentative start date Sept. 12, 2017
  • More info soon at HipHarpAcademy.com
  • Harp players: want to get some free training from DHC right now?  Check out the DHC Freebies

At Hip Harp Academy

Online – Oct. – Dec. 2017 (Worldwide)

Hip Harp Toolkit ~ for Harpists
[Registration Currently Closed for Guided Classroom] 

A 10-Week Online Course for harpists in how to create impromptu arrangements and improvisation.

  • WHAT: “Hip Harp Toolkit” learning-program for harpists (from fledgling to professional)
  • WHERE: Online at Hip Harp Academy
  • WHEN: Classroom Opens Oct. 2017
  • More info on this course at HipHarpTookit.com // More on the full yearlong Academy at HipHarpAcademy.com
  • Harp players: want to get some free training from DHC right now?  Check out the DHC Freebies

FREE PLAYALONG WEBINAR • Tue. Jan. 9, 2018 • 4:30 pm EST

AVAILABLE NOW VIA REPLAY

“What are YOUR Strings of Passion?” (A FREE Intro to the “Strings of Passion” online Program)

Join this FREE 1-Hour online training that shares the 7 Strings of Passion – the 7 principles that take you from creative IMPULSE to creative EXPRESSION.

  • WHAT: FREE Online Workshop ( for anyone – musicians, artists, harpists and civilians )
  • WHERE: Online in YOUR computer, ipad or phone
  • WHEN: Tue. Jan. 9 at 4:30 pm EST (registration includes a replay link)
  • REGISTER FOR FREE NOW:  What are YOUR Strings of Passion?

Natick, MA • Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 (Boston Area)

TEDX 

Join this very special TEDX appearance with the theme “Stories That Inspire” 

TEDxNatick 2018 will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Natick High School, Performing Arts Center. We have a highly talented group of speakers who will bring energy, creativity, joy, and wonder to the TEDxNatick stage. With their Stories That Inspire, they will explore a wide range of provocative topics ranging from music composition to social reform, physics, poetry, health, art & more!

 

  • WHAT: TEDX
  • WHERE: Natick High School Performing Arts Center
  • WHEN: Sat Jan. 20, 2018
  • BUY TIX NOW: TEDX-Natick

10-Week Online Creative Learning Program
Classes Start Jan. 16, Registration CLOSES Jan. 23, 2018

“Strings of Passion” 

This 10-Week Online Course is a hands-on exploration of the 7 “Strings of Passion” including weekly trainings, Live Q&A chats, and an exclusive “Creativity Gym” where you get to use the creative tools and toys I’ve developed over a lifetime of exploration.

  • WHAT: 10 Week Online program for Harpists & other Creatives
  • WHERE: Online at Hip Harp Academy
  • WHEN: Registration opens Jan. 9 / Classes Start Jan. 16
  • REGISTER NOW:  StringsOfPassion.com

ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION

Natick, MA • Sat. Feb 3, 2018 (Boston Area)

TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick)

BOSTON-AREA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY for my new double-compilation album set “Essential DHC” ~ Come join me for this celebration at one of the best listening rooms on the East Coast. Buy your tickets today!  TCAN is one of the greatest listening rooms in the Boston area, a beautifully renovated Firehouse with great acoustics and an intimate atmosphere, in a town with plenty of parking and great restaurants.

 

  • WHERE: TCAN, 14 Summer St. Natick, MA 01760
  • WHEN: Sat. Feb. 3, 2018 at 8PM
  • TIX: $30 Public / $25 Members
  • FOR SHOW INFO & TO BUY TIX NOW: TCAN Event Page

LIVESTREAM
ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION

Online • Worldwide • Sat. Feb 3, 2018 

In YOUR Living Room

Don’t live in the Boston Area?  YOU can join in the BOSTON-AREA ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION for my new double-compilation CD set “Essential DHC” ~ from YOUR LIVING ROOM via Concert Window! Buy your tickets today! 

 

TEDx! “Reinventing Freedom …”

Check out my new 2018TEDx talk!

This is a story told ‘from the Harp’ in music and words about my 20-year journey to reinvent the 75-lb classical concert harp into a fully electric instrument that I can wear on stage – and the visionary French harp builders who took my dream and made it a reality – not just for me, but for a whole new generation of musicians.

Williamsburg, VA • Thu. Mar 1 – Sun. Mar. 4, 2018 (Virginia)

Beginning in the Middle – Harp Weekend

Beginning in the Middle is a weekend seminar designed specifically for adult harp students at all skill levels. It is sponsored by the Virginia Harp Center, a retail harp store with locations in Virginia and New Jersey, and the Atlanta Harp Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. We have gathered a world-class faculty to present a non-stop schedule of workshops, lessons, and concerts to inspire you and help you reach your goals.

DHC will be focusing on JAZZ for both lever and pedal harp at the 2018 “Beginning in the MIddle” harp weekend.

 

Richmond, VA • Fri. Mar 2, 2018 (Virginia)

The Tin Pan

The Tin Pan is a Music, Events, and Concert Venue located in the West End of Richmond, VA. This will be my debut show at this venue and my second Release Celebration for my new 2-CD Collection “The Essential DHC”!

    • WHAT: Solo Show – electric harp & voice
    • WHERE: Tin Pan – 8982 Quioccasin Road – Richmond, VA 23229 – 804-447-8189
    • WHEN: Fri. Mar. 2, 2018
    • BUY TIX NOWTix & Show Info

 

Tacoma, WA • Sun. April 22, 2018 (Washington State)

“Earth Songs from the Harp”

A special Earth Day Symphonic Celebration

With Symphony Tacoma

 

    • WHAT: Deborah Henson-Conant, Soloist , Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
    • WHERE: Pantages Theater – Tacoma, WA
    • WHEN: Sun. April 22, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    • Box Office: 253-591-5894
    • More infohttps://www.hipharp.com/blog/21185
    • Buy Tix NOW!

Online, Worldwide • Class starts Tue. April 10, 2018

Blues Harp-Style! 

6 week online class for Harp Players

“BLUES: Harp-Style” is a 6-Week online course for harp players and teaches you, the passionate musician, to play the 12-Bar Blues – no matter what your skill level is. Includes weekly modules, live play-alongs, and a whole section on contemplative blues to use in therapeutic and hospice situations.

    • WHAT: Blues Harp-Style!
    • WHERE: Online, Worldwide! Wherever YOU are!
    • WHEN: Class starts Tue. Apr. 10
    • Registration opens soon at BluesHarpStyle.com

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