News from Kamloops

April 25, 2012

The Old Courthouse presents: "Spring is in the Air for Mom!"

Kamloops, B.C. - The Old Courthouse presents: "Spring is in the Air for Mom!" with the Okanagan Harp Orchestra & the Crimson Rich Trio at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.

Join the enchanting Okanagan Harp Orchestra on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 for a sweet and lively Celtic celebration of Spring.

Six Lever Harps, under the direction of Caroline Mackay, will fill the air with songs of promise and love. The Old Courthouse venue creates a splendid atmosphere with its huge stained glass windows and characteristic acoustic sound. This event will be the first time this Harp Orchestra has performed in Kamloops, and it's the perfect opportunity to bring Mom out for Motherís Day to hear half a dozen harps in one place!

The Crimson Rich Trio provides arrangements with the cello and accordion, creating a rich, fluid tone that enhances the harps' sparkling melodies. The Trio consists of Caroline Mackay on Celtic harp, Max DeBeeson on cello and Rod Miller on accordion.

The audiences will hear Scottish and Manx airs, medieval and classical favourites, rhythmic Latin and New Orleans dances, and several Canadian compositions written especially for folk harp, including two by Sharlene Wallace and Sarah Macnabb. A recording artist in her own right, as well as Harp Instructor at the Kamloops Symphony School, Caroline will sing several of the selections.

May 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
7 Seymour Street West
Admission by donation

Free parking is available. The building is wheelchair accessible at the rear entrance.

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Media Contact:
Cara Graden Arts, Culture & Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3611
cgraden@kamloops.ca