4 Girls 4 Harps April 7th 2015
4 Harps in Perfect Harmony
A packed house enjoyed a truly memorable evening’s entertainment at the Chipping Sodbury Music Society April concert. “4 Girls 4 Harps” Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Scorah, took the audience on a whirlwind tour of the Middle East, Russia, South America, Africa, France, Spain and the UK.
Arrangements of well-known compositions such as Handel’s “Royal Fireworks Music”, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Ravel’s “Ma Mere L’Oye” took on a whole new aspect.
There were pieces specially commissioned for the group, including Harriet Adie’s atmospheric “Middle Eastern Sky”, the hypnotic “African Reflections” by Monica Stadler, and “Saraswati” by Edward Langstaff, a haunting work based on Indian rhythms.
Responding to prolonged applause, the audience was treated to a lively encore, the famous “Clog Dance” from “La Fill Mal Gardée” by Hérold.
Celebrating 15 years together, 4 Girls 4 Harps had shown why they are considered the leading harp ensemble in the whole of Europe.
Gerry Philp – 9 April 2015