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Harp Concert

Event Type: JP Library Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/5/2024
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Claire Le Fur, French harpist, will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon. Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no registration.

Le Fur will lead a master class for local harpists at 12:15 p.m., also at the library.

Claire Le Fur, French harpist, studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Micheline Kahn, Marie-Claire Jamet and Catherine Michel and received an advanced diploma as a concert performer. She is pursuing a concert career, while also teaching at the Municipal School of Music of St. Raphael.

In 1993, Le Fur created a Caribbean Music festival on the French Island of Martinique, titled "Days of the Harp," bringing together harpists from different cultures, as well as other musicians, such as flutists, guitarists, clarinetists, violinists and vocalists. The “Journees de la Harpe” Festival takes place each year in November.

In 1992, Le Fur recorded her first solo harp CD in Caracas, "French Composers of the 20th Century", in homage to her masters. She regularly performs French Creole traditional music with her quintet “Les Alizés” (Trade Winds Quintet), composed of musicians from France, French Guyana and the French Caribbean. She likes to mix the harp with other artistic disciplines such as cinema, theatre, poetry, floral art, etc, to create shows in unusual and natural places.

Franck Bilot, a clarinetist from French Guyana and Sissi, a French Creole drummer from Martinique will perform with Le Fur. New Orleans/North Shore Celtic Harp Ensemble also perform.

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 5048898143