GLISS - Harp Trio
Rafters Folk Club, 8pm, 21st August 2020
1a Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Ever created an ensemble/musical group just because the company is awesome and you are all on the same musical plain??? That's what it is like for us - we just love the sound of three harps together, and can totally put up with hours of playing music together!
Gliss! comprises of Anna Dunwoodie, Bronwyn McConchie and Laura Robertson who have been playing together in any number of different ensembles and groups since.... well... since Laura and Bronwyn started playing the harp .... for Laura... this was when she was 4.5 years old!
Busy life and work always get the better of us, so its great to have a regular escape time to come together and make some great sounding trio music - as the saying goes ' there are no bum notes on the harp' which even makes sight-reading new music a pleasure!
What do we play? Well, it's not uncommon for the trio to get a YouTube link with a message attached ' how about this one!!!' .... anything from harp jazz and blues, new compositions from contemporary trad/folk composers, Joplin ragtime tunes, a piece from Thomas Moore, Vivaldi, Faure or Elton John... and occasionally a newly composed or arranged tune from one of the three of us!