Saturdays & Sundays at 11am
$49.50 per person wine, tax and service not included
Call The Prune Restaurant for reservations 519.271.5052
Saturdays and Sundays during the music festival, this series highlights the international presence and popularity of the harp with half-hour concerts that begin promptly at 11am; guest harpists will introduce the unique qualities of their particular harps and briefly speak about the musical traditions reflected in the repertoire.
A three-course luncheon that diners choose in advance of the music follows each morning's performance. Dining is completed with plenty of time to attend matinee music or theatre performances.
The Prune requests your arrival at 10:30 am in order to ensure proper service before programming begins. Reservations through The Prune Restaurant. You will be asked for a credit card to confirm your reservation. Cancellation within 24 hours of your reservation will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
The Prune Restaurant - 151 Albert Street, Stratford, ON 519.271.5052
July 23 & 24 Baroque Harp: Julia Seager-Scott
After centuries of basically simple design, by the 17th century the harp, as we'd recognise it today, began to emerge with more complexity.
July 30 & 31 Paraguayan Harp: Martha Mazzoleni
The harp is the national instrument of Paraguay, with up to 36 strings plucked by the harpist's fingernails
and notable for the depth of its unique sounds.
August 6 & 7 Contemporary Harp: Sharlene Wallace
Fresh repertoire by living composers and the possibilities technology offers for every kind of instrument are reflected no less in music scored for 21st century harps.
August 13 & 14 Gaelic Harp, the Clarsach: Julia Seager-Scott
For a thousand years the Gaelic harp has been entwined with Irish history, for clans, for national
symbols and definitely for wonderful music.
August 20 & 21 Senegalese Harp: Robert Simms
In West Africa, it was upon a gourd that the Kora, a particularly challenging instrument to play, emerged; the Kora is so strongly tied to the traditions of Senegal that it is named in the national anthem.
August 27 & 28 Celtic Harps: Julia Seager-Scott and Sharlene Wallace
The Celtic harp is a triangular instrument best known in the music of the Scots, Welsh and Irish. But today, the instrument takes many forms and shapes.