Calendar 2020-2021

In the spring of 2021, Jacqueline will present a new and expanded version of her online concert series. Each month on the third Friday of the month at noon (Eastern Time), Jacqueline will present a short 30 to 45 minute concert, exploring  different themes and a variety of solo harp music. Throughout each performance, Jacqueline will offer remarks about the theme and composers presented. Concerts will be accessible free of charge through the live stream on Jacqueline's YouTube channel, with donations accepted.

Additionally in the spring of 2021, Jacqueline will offer several events for students, including a masterclass and two workshops. These will take place on the third Saturday of the month at noon (Eastern Time) and are open to students of any level. Scroll down for more info about the entire series.

FEBRUARY 19 at Noon

Concert: Themes and Variations

A theme and variations is a classic form, and one that highlights the many moods and capabilities of the harp. Join Jacqueline for a concert featuring themes and variations by four different composers.

Program:

The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land

 by John Thomas

In a Lanscape

by John Cage

Passacaglia

by George Friedrich Handel, trans. by Tiny Béon

Fantaisie sur un Theme de Haydn

by Marcel Grandjany

February 20 at Noon

Workshop: Glissandos and Harmonics on the Harp

Jacqueline presents an online workshop on playing  glissandos and harmonics, two highly specific harp effects. Students of any level playing either a lever or a pedal harp are welcome to join Jacqueline via Zoom to build and refine these skills

Throughout the 90 minute class, Jacqueline will present each skill at its most basic level and then demonstrate increasingly difficult exercises. Registrants will receive a PDF set of exercises, and can either refer to this, or simply follow Jacqueline's demonstrations and explanations. All students can identify the level appropriate for them and focus in on this level.

Students will set up at their harps at home to play along throughout the workshop. The camera will remain focused on Jacqueline, with breaks for questions. When asking a question, students have the option to turn their camera on. However, students who are feeling a bit tentative can keep their camera off the entire time.

Registration is available here.

 

MARCH 19 at Noon

Concert: Jazz Favorites

Join Jacqueline for a concert of jazz favorites on the harp, including some of her own arrangements. These beautiful and lush works showcase the harp in a different light from the classical world.

Program:

Can't Help Falling in Love

by Peretti, Creatore and Weiss, arr. J. Pollauf

All the Things You Are

by Jerome Kern, arr. Skaila Kanga

Liten Visa Till Karin

by Staffan Linton, arr. Jacqueline Pollauf

Georgia on My Mind 

by Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Paul Baker

Moon River

by Henry Mancini, arr. Skaila Kanga

Preludes II and III

by George Gershwin, trans. Jacqueline Pollauf

MARCH 20 at Noon

Masterclass: Inspirational Pieces

Jacqueline presents an online masterclass for students, based around her popular YouTube Series: Inspirational Videos for Young HarpistsIn this series, Jacqueline plays beginning and intermediate repertoire as a model for students.

Participants at any level, playing either a lever or a pedal harp, are welcome and are encouraged to select repertoire from Jacqueline's Inspirational Videos series. During each participant's twenty minute time slot, they will perform their solo piece, and then receive feedback and work with Jacqueline in a traditional masterclass style. 

Observers are also welcome to attend and watch the entire masterclass, which will last around 90 minutes. 

View repertoire guidelines here.

Registration for participants and observers is available here.

APRIL 16 at Noon

Concert:

Award Winning Compositions

The Northern California Harpists' Association Award was a mid-twentieth century composition competition that aimed "to enlarge the harp literature" and was chaired by harpist Yvonne LaMothe Schwager. Several outstanding pieces came from this competition, and in this concert Jacqueline will present a diverse selection of the prize winners.

Program:

Apunte Betico (1952)

by Gerardo Gombau

Legend of the Redwoods (1950)

by Grace Becker Vamos

• Impromptu (1955)

by Lex van Delden

Petite Suite (1961)

by David Watkins

APRIL 17 at Noon

Workshop: Building Technical Skills

Jacqueline presents an online workshop on building technical skills on the harp. Students of any level playing either a lever or a pedal harp are welcome to join Jacqueline via Zoom to dive into the nuts and bolts of playing the harp, including chords and inversions, placing and replacing, arpeggios, and scales.

Throughout the 90 minute class, Jacqueline will present each skill at its most basic level and then demonstrate increasingly difficult exercises. Registrants will receive a PDF set of exercises, and can either refer to this, or simply follow Jacqueline's demonstrations and explanations. All students can identify the level appropriate for them and focus in on this level.

Students will set up at their harps at home to play along throughout the workshop. The camera will remain focused on Jacqueline, with breaks for questions. When asking a question, students have the option to turn their camera on. However, students who are feeling a bit tentative can keep their camera off the entire time.

Registration is available here.

MAY 21 at Noon

Concert:

The Music of Claude Debussy

Jacqueline presents a concert of the music of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). French impressionistic music suits the harp beautifully, and this program of Debussy transcriptions accentuates the delicate nuances of the harp.

Program:

En bateau

trans. Henriette Renié

Sarabande

trans. Yolanda Kondonassis

Premiere Arabesque

trans. Henriette Renié

La fille aux cheveux de lin

trans. Marcel Grandjany

Clair de lune

trans. Marcel Grandjany

Past Performances | Fall 2020

DECEMBER 18 at Noon

The Music of J. S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a master composer whose music is performed by musicians everywhere. The beauty, depth, and complexity of his music makes it a joy to listen to and to play. Join Jacqueline for a concert Bach's works!

Program

• Sarabande and Double from Violin Partita no. 1, trans. by Marcel Grandjany

• Suite in e-flat minor, BWV 996, trans. by Marie-Claire Jamet

• Largo from Violin Sonata no. 3, trans. by Marcel Grandjany

• Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, arr. by Daniel Burton

NOVEMBER 20 at Noon

The Transcriptions of Marcel Grandjany

Join Jacqueline for a concert featuring the transcriptions of Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975). Grandjany composed for the harp, but also transcribed many works for the instrument, both famous works and pieces by little-known composers, to help expand the repertoire. 

Program:

• Pavane and Bransles by Antoine Francisque

• Siciliana by Ottorino Respighi

• Movements II and III from Concerto in B-flat Major by George Friedrich Handel

• El Viejo Castillo Moro by Eduardo Chavarri

• Sacro Montë by Joaqín Turina

OCTOBER 16 at Noon

The Music of Sergiu Natra

Sergiu Natra (b. 1924) is a contemporary composer who has a special affinity for the harp and has written extensively for the instrument in solo and chamber settings. His music is dramatic, featuring strong rhythmic motifs and a wide variety of colors and articulations. Join Jacqueline for a concert of his music.

Program:

• Prayer

• Selections from A Book of Hebrew Songs

• Sonatina

SEPTEMBER 18 at Noon

The Music of

Alphonse Hasselmans

Join Jacqueline for a concert of the music of Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912). Born in Belgium, Hasselmans spent his life in France, teaching at the Paris Conservatoire, performing, and composing beautiful character sketches for solo harp. 

Program:

• Chanson de Mai

• Guitare

• Au Monastère

• Petite Valse

• La Source

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