July 16, 2013 | The Orchid Trail Quartet in concert at the Creative Harp Collective International 2013, Tobermory in Ontario, Canada

July 16, 2013 | The Orchid Trail Quartet in concert at the Creative Harp Collective International 2013, Tobermory in Ontario, Canada

The Creative Harp Collective International 2013, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, is proud to feature as the opening concert:

The Orchid Trail Quartet

Meryl Gillmore, Flute
Michael Grace, Bass
Kerstin Allvin, Harp
Steve Wood, Drums


Concert: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Tobermory United Church
5 Brock Street, Tobermory

This concert kicks off the five day Creative Harp International 2013 which comes to Tobermory for it’s second year of Harps in the Tub! Harpists of all ages and talent levels from Canada and the US, come together and play, talk, experiment, learn, share, study and teach the harp, learning about it’s great diversity not only in performance but it’s deep healing qualities as well.

This Opening Concert brings together four friends in a collaboration of great music making. The program features music of all eras; Jazz and Standards, Classical and Blues, combining the diverse talents of all four members.

Don’t miss the concert of the season!


July 16-20, 2013 | Summer Harp Workshop | Creative Harp Collective International 2013 | Tobermory, Canada

July 16-20, 2013 | Summer Harp Workshop | Creative Harp Collective International 2013 | Tobermory, Canada

Creative Harp Collective International 2013 Summer Harp Workshop


July 16-20, 2013


Reboot your music, body and spirit. The premier summer program for every harpist.

Applications Closed.

 

Venue
In the pristine lake resort town of Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Classes
Harp Solo Performance Coaching
Body Awareness at the Harp
Use of Harp in Therapeutic ways
Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapy
Music Theory related to the Harp
Improvisation
Studies in Rhythm
Yoga
NIA Dance
Meditation Techniques
Basics of learning to play

The Collective brings together harpists and harp lovers of all ages and skill levels in a common goal of using the harp as a creative medium. There are various classes, lectures, performance opportunities, therapies and physical modalities to expand knowledge, skill, confidence and creativity in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Whether a concert harpist or very beginner the Collective will change how you think of yourself and your approach to what you do at your instrument. It will challenge how you think.

The four day Collective will help enable you to expand your abilities at the harp, connect you with your creative self, train mind and body to work as one, expand awareness of the healing aspects of the harp, and put you back in touch with your original musical voice.

Included in the package is an afternoon boat excursion to the famous Fathom Five National Marine Park’s, Flower Pot Island, and an all-participant final harp solo and ensemble concert on Saturday night.

All events take place at the Tobermory United Church and the Princess Hotel, Tobermory. Swimming, boating, camping, scuba diving, hiking, biking, fishing, all within walking distance plus enjoy Canada’s premier Cypress Lake National Park and Bruce Peninsula’s Famous Bruce Trail.


Fee


Before June 15, 2013: $575 CD or USD Check or Cash
After June 15, 2013: $625 CD or USD

Fee includes all workshops, opening reception, excursion, opening guest artists concert (TBA), closing concert and final reception. Rental Harps are available (see application).


Lodging


Is the responsibility of the participant. However, there are a limited number of rooms available at the Princess Hotel for a reduced fee of $135 CD/night for 2 people, plus continental breakfast. When making a reservation at the Princess Hotel, mention the “Harp Workshop.” Many Tobermory hotels are within walking distance to all events. 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

Princess Hotel
34 Bay Street South
Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
Tel: (519)-596-8282
Toll free: 1-877-901-8282
Email: info@tobermoryprincesshotel.com
www.tobermoryprincesshotel.com


General Schedule


Tuesday, July 16
7:00—9:30 p.m.: Opening Guest Artist Concert featuring the The Orchid Trail Quartet and Reception

Wednesday, July 17
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Classes12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Ensembles
4:00–7:00 p.m.: Break for recreation and dinner
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Optional Restorative Yoga
7:00–8:30 p.m.: Class/practice

Thursday, July 18
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30–11:00 a.m. Class
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Drum Circle12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Excursion to the Islands
7:00–8:30 pm: Class/practice

Friday, July 19
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Classes
12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Ensembles
4:00–7:00 p.m.: Break for recreation and dinner
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Optional Restorative Yoga7:00–8:30 p.m.: Class/practice

Saturday, July 21
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Class
12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Class/Ensemble
4:00–6:00 p.m.: Break for dinner
7:00 p.m.: Participant Ensemble Concert and Farewell reception


Founders


ANITA LESCHIED, BA, CTHP, CVHT
Anita has been a professional harpist, harp teacher and harp therapist within theWindsor community for nearly thirty years. A graduate of Wayne State University in social work, she employs those skills with her gift of music

to lift the spirits of those in long term care facilities, hospitals, palliative care rooms and special needs classrooms. Celebrations, funeral services and bedside vigils are where Anita most enjoys using her musical talents.

Anita is also certified in the use of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and offers sessions within her studio on her sound chair for those with chronic pain, children with Autism, and those who enjoy the experience of this musical massage. An opportunity to experience this modality will be available at this summer event.


KERSTIN ALLVIN, BM, MM, RYT
Kerstin Allvin has won numerous awards and competitions throughout her career as aconcert harpist and has performed across the U.S. from Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie to the historic Carmel Mission in California.

She holds a Bachelor of Music with Distinction and a Performance Certificate fromIndiana University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and has done post-graduate studies with Jaqueline Borot, Honorary Professor of the Paris Superior Conservatory of Music.

Kerstin Allvin has received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification from National Yoga Alliance and has given lectures in breathing techniques, body awareness and yoga to music majors in universities and high schools throughout Metro Detroit. She teaches harp at Oakland University and the Cranbrook Educational Community.


Guest Artists


Opening Night Concert proudly featuring:

The Orchid Trail Quartet
Meryl Gillmore, Flute
Michael Grace, Bass
Kerstin Allvin Harp
Steve Wood, Drums

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Tobermory United Church
5 Brock Street, Tobermory

This concert kicks off the five day Creative Harp International 2013 which comes to Tobermory for it’s second year of Harps in the Tub! Harpists of all ages and talent levels from Canada and the US, come together and play, talk, experiment, learn, share, study and teach the harp, learning about it’s great diversity not only in performance but it’s deep healing qualities as well.

This Opening Concert brings together four friends in a collaboration of great music making. The program features music of all eras; Jazz and Standards, Classical and Blues, combining the diverse talents of all four members.

Don’t miss the concert of the season!


Contacts


United States of America Contact:
www.kerstinallvin.com
kerstin@kerstinallvin.com
248-352-0166 US

Canada Contact:
www.harpon.net
info@harpon.net
519-975-0260 CA


 

May 19, 2013 | All Harp’s Considered Harp Recital in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

May 19, 2013 | All Harp’s Considered Harp Recital in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

All Harp’s Considered

The Harp Studio Class of Kerstin Allvin will be performing in a Recital


Harp Recital: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Grosse Pointe Woods
20475 Sunningdale Park
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Don’t miss this amazing chance to hear 9 harps perform together in ensembles, duos and solos!

More Information:
www.stmichaelsgpw.org


March 10, 2013 | Schmier Concert

March 10, 2013 | Schmier Concert

Schmier Concert, featuring Kerstin Allvin, Harpist & Laura Larson, Flutist


To RSVP please contact Stephanie Brovenick at 248-661-5700 or stephanie@temple-israel.org.
More Information: www.temple-israel.org


Concert: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, the Temple Israel Schmier Chapel Chamber Series is pleased to present an evening of resplendent music featuring harpist, Kerstin Allvin. Well known in our community and throughout the country for her masterful and moving performances, Ms. Allvin will be joined by the renowned flutist, Laura Larson, of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra.

Kerstin Allvin, BM, MM, RYT, has won numerous awards and competitions throughout her career as a concert harpist and has performed across the U.S. from Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie to the historic Carmel Mission in California. Miss Allvin was guest Principal Harpist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on their latest European tour. She performed concerts for the World Music Festival in Préfaille as well. She has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Oleta Adams and R. Kelly and performed with Josh Groben, Natalie Cole, The Three Tenors and many others.

Laura Larson received her BM degree from the University of Miami and began her professional flute career at the age of 20 playing piccolo in the Miami Philharmonic. She was awarded prizes in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition (1976 and 1977) and Financial Federal Musical Showcase Competition in Miami Beach (1975). After moving to the Detroit area, she became principal flutist of the Flint Symphony Orchestra. She also plays flute and piccolo with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, is on the adjunct applied faculty at Wayne State University and is a Suzuki Flute teacher trainer.

The Schmier Chapel Concert Series is presented in loving memory of Leslie R. Schmier and Jessica R. Schmier.


March 14–20, 2013 | Naoko Yoshino is coming to the D! | Harp Concert and Master Class

March 14–20, 2013 | Naoko Yoshino is coming to the D! | Harp Concert and Master Class

Naoko Yoshino, Harpist, is coming to the D! March 14–20, 2013


Naoka Yoshino’s website: www.naokoyoshino.com


Concert: March 17, 2013

2:15 p.m. “All Harps Considered” Student Harp Ensemble
3:00 p.m. Naoko Yoshino Concert

She is the guest artist in a concert with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 pm in the Refectory of the Kirk in the Hills Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI. The program is a beautiful showcase of solo and chamber pieces for the harp, with seminal pieces from the repertoire such as Maurice Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. And Don’t Miss “All Harps Considered” before the concert, starting at 2:15 pm, will be a pre-concert performance of the student harp ensemble of Kerstin Allvin. Harp students from the Oakland University Preparatory Division and the private studio of Kerstin Allvin will perform a half hour program of pieces for harp ensemble. Hurry, tickets are going fast, fast, fast! Concert tickets and event information: www.detroitchamberwinds.org


Ms. Yoshino will also be giving master classes at Oakland University and University of Michigan.

Master Class: March 18, 2013, 6 p.m.

There is limited space available to perform or audit the class at Oakland University, Varner Recital Hall, Rochester on Monday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. The concert and OU Master class are sponsored in part by the Judd Family Endowed Fund Award from Oakland University and the American Harp Society. For more information email Kerstin Allvin: allvin@oakland.edu.

Master Class: March 19, 2013, 7 p.m.

University of Michigan School of Music. Open to the public. For more information email Joan Holland: joanholl@umich.edu.


Blog: Creative Harp Collective International 2012 Review

Blog: Creative Harp Collective International 2012 Review

October 2012

Just a few notes about the first annual Creative Harp Collective International 2012, in Tobermory, Canada, that I birthed and created this past July with my harp buddy, Anita Leschied.

The Collective brought a group of amazing women together for three days in July to explore the harp in all of its creative aspects. The mix of ages was a delight and an added learning bonus for all as we shared ideas from all levels of harp and life experiences. There were three days of workshops: everything from harp basics to harp therapy, improvisation, yoga, music theory, technique, a drumming and rhythm class, meditation and at the end, an awesome concert! All Collective members performed in ensembles, duo or solo to a packed Tobermory United Methodist Church. The Tobermory Drum Circle even performed with us. It was an amazing evening.

Christa Grix was our guest performer this year. She was incredible. The audience loved her and our church in the woods was packed. Plus, after spending time learning about improvisation and being creative at the harp, Christa was the top icing as she jazzed her way through one improv after another, keeping the rhythm popping and the beautiful melodies flowing.

I felt so thrilled that the Collective came together as I had dreamed. It even took on a beautiful life of its own. Anita was a true inspiration to us all as she shared her wisdom of harp in therapeutic uses.  She discussed the use of modes and the ancient practices of healing with musical vibration. How amazing to have my traditional trained eyes opened to this kind of healing therapy from an instrument that I have been playing all of my life. It clearly is time …


Creative Harp Collective International 2013
July 16 – 20, 2013, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada.

Reboot your music, body and spirit. The premier summer program for every harpist. Join just for the 2nd Annual Creative Harp Collective International 2013 Harp Workshop. Event Details >


June 1, 2012 | Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

June 1, 2012 | Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

Friday, June 1, 2012


For more information: www.detroitsymphony.com


The North American premiere of my husband Jim Hartway’s “Urban Pictures” for Jazz Quartet and Symphony Orchestra.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Detroit Jazz Festival, presents the Detroit-Torino Urban Jazz Project (DTUJP), a music and multimedia performance that highlights the parallels between these two sister cities, each united by a shared history of an automobile industry that has been forced to deal with drastic changes in the modern industrial world.



The concert will feature the Detroit Symphony Orchestra along with the Detroit-Torino Urban Jazz Quartet led by internationally-acclaimed jazz saxophonists Chris Collins (Detroit) and Emanuele Cisi (Torino) complete with a unique projected time-lapse and photography of Detroit and Torino, Italy created specifically for this performance.



This performance marks the North American premiere of two newly commissioned pieces by composers James Hartway (Detroit) and Carlo Boccadoro (Torino). The program also features works by many other authors of the Italian and American classical repertoire.

May 19, 2012 | Student Harp Ensemble Recital

May 19, 2012 | Student Harp Ensemble Recital

Student Harp Ensemble Recital

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:30 pm

Venue
St. John Fisher Chapel
3665 Walton Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Free and open to the public:


Harp Students from the Oakland University Preparatory Division Harp Class & the Private Studio of Kerstin Allvin.

Q: How many harps does it take to play the most beautiful music on earth?
A: Ten harpists! (plus ten benches, ten music stands, ten tuning keys and ten dolly’s)

Ten harp students, harp teachers and OU graduates will come together to perform harp music for solo harp and harp ensemble.

March 30, 2012 | To Detroit With Love: Original Music at Wayne State University

March 30, 2012 | To Detroit With Love: Original Music at Wayne State University

To Detroit with Love: Original Music and Commentary at Wayne State University

March 30, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

Venue
Schaver Music Recital Hall
Old Main Building, Wayne State University
Corner Cass and Hancock

Artists
Dr. James Hartway, composer
Laura Larson, Flute
Kerstin Allvin, Harp
Marian Tanau, Violin
String Quartet

Tickets
Free Admission


To Detroit With Love: Original music and commentary about the creative process and the City of Detroit. Distinguished Professor Dr. James Hartway will present three of his compositions that were “inspired” by the city and will discuss the process by which they were composed. The guest performing artists will be the Larson/Allvin flute and harp duo, performing Detours, the fusion piano trio and the Fusion string quartet led by Detroit Symphony violinist Marian Tanau performing City Sketches and Dream Cruise — a City Reimagined. This concert is given as part of the Murray E. Jackson University Scholar in the Creative Arts presentations with which Dr. Hartway is involved, and is sponsored by the WSU Academy of Scholars.

Photo credits
Generals by Don Jones
James Hartway by Blake Discher

More Information
Wayne State University Department of Music Calendar (pdf, 1.02 MB)

February 24 & 26, 2012 | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

February 24 & 26, 2012 | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

Friday, February 24, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

On the Transmigration of Souls is an amazing commemorative to a tragic event in this country, and an example of brilliantly written American music of the 21st century employing a large orchestra with choruses. It is a moving work and also uplifting as it speaks to the greatness of the human spirit as does the second piece on the program, the Brahms’s Requiem.

Venue
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Program
John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls
For orchestra, chorus, children’s choir and pre-recorded soundtrack (2002)
Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem

Artists
Kerstin Allvin, Harp II
Leonard Slatkin Conductor
Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Andriana Chuchman, soprano
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
UMS Choral Union, chorus
Michigan State University Children’s Choir, children’s choir

Tickets
www.detroitsymphony.com


On the Transmigration of Souls was requested by the New York Philharmonic as the opening work of its 2002/2003 season and to commemorate the lives of those killed on the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

For this work Adams assembled a text comprised of three main sources: brief fragments taken from missing person signs that had been posted by friends and family members in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy; personal reminiscences (principally drawn from interviews appearing in the “Portraits of Grief” series in The New York Times); and a randomly chosen list of names of the victims.

The work also employs a “soundscape” designed in collaboration with Mark Grey that surrounds the audience with prerecorded city sounds (quiet traffic, voices, footsteps, etc.) and the reading by many different voices of the names of the victims.

For information regarding The Transmigration of Souls and John Adams go to: www.earbox.com.

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