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- Byrnes to attend 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, BC.
Garrett Byrnes will be attending
the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in
July, 2011. The harp congress takes place from the 24th - 30th,
and Byrnes will take part in a discussion panel on July 26th with other
composers who write music for the harp. He will also attend a
special concert for his late friend, the Turkish harpist Ceren
Necipoğlu on the 29th. The concert will feature an assortment of
harpists performing repertoire that Necipoğlu had performed in her last
concerts. The concert will include Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer
performing Byrnes' Amhrán Slán (written for Necipoğlu in 2001) and Turkish harpist Şirin
Pancaroǧlu giving the premiere of Byrnes' new solo work Valley of Butterflies.
Just days before her tragic death in 2009,
asked Byrnes if he would compose a new work that she could premiere at the next World Harp
Congress. Valley of Butterflies will be given its
premiere in Ceren's memory by her friend and colleague Şirin
Information regarding the 11th World Harp Congress can be found on the organizations website.
Channel Classics CD Released - Lavinia Meijer: Visions
Visions in Twilight by Garrett Byrnes is featured on a new CD of contemporary harp music by
Lavinia Meijer titled Visions. In addition to Byrnes, the CD includes selections by Britten,
Patterson, Yun and Takemitsu. Available from Channel Classics and all major CD websites.
Lavinia Meijer: Visions (Channel Classics Website)
- New Kalan CD Released - Ceren Necipoğlu: Bir Kitap Gibi
Garrett Byrnes are included in a new 2 CD memorial
set honoring his
the late Turkish harpist Ceren Necipoğlu. The set includes repertoire
that was close to Ceren's heart, and
that she performed on her last concerts in Turkey and Rio.
The first disc features a small selection of live recordings from
Ceren's last concerts, and the
second disc is an homage by her colleagues and students showcasing the repertoire under studio
conditions. The CD was released on January 18, 2010 on the Kalan record label, and
corresponded with a memorial concert at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall in
Order a copy of Ceren Necipoğlu: Bir Kitap Gibi
from the Kalan website
Proceedes go toward the funding of harp programs in Ceren Necipoǧlu's name.
Read more about Ceren
Necipoğlu on the dedication page.