Concert Program – Sunday Sept 23rd 2 pm


Deanne van Rooyen – Harp Concert Program

Arabesque No. 1                                              Claude Debussy                                (1862 – 1918)
Sonata No. 2 in G Major                                John Parry                                          (1710 – 1782)
Allegro
Sicilliana
Allegro Assai

A Minstrel’s farewell to his native land    John Thomas                                    (1826 – 1913)
Variations of a theme of Mozart               Mikhail Glinka                                   (1804 – 1857)

Four Spanish Pieces…
Serenata                                               Isaac Albeniz                                     (1860 – 1909)
Malaguena                                         Enrique Granados                            (1867 – 1916)
Tango                                                     Carlos Salzedo                  (1885 – 1961)
Fire Dance                                            David Watkins                  (b. 1938)

Four visions of night…
Nocturne                                             Mikhail Glinka                                   (1804 – 1857)
Chanson dans la nuit                      Carlos Salzedo                                  (1885 – 1961) Nocturne                                                 David Watkins                                  (b. 1938)
Clair de Lune                                      Claude Debussy                               (1862 – 1918)

Impromptu Op. 86                                           Gabriel Fauré                                     (1845 – 1924)


Deanne van Rooyen, harpist Bio

Deanne attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she was a student of Marilyn Costello and Judy Loman. She completed her M.Mus. as a student of Sarah Bullen at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and her native South Africa, as a soloist and chamber musician. Deanne has performed at two World Harp Congresses and has made recordings of chamber music and solo repertoire. Deanne has been actively involved in performing music of contemporary composers and has given premieres of several new works for harp, both in concerts and on recordings. As harpist with the Curtis Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago she performed with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, John Adams, Marin Alsop and Yuri Temirkanov. She was the principal harpist of the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami under Michael Tilson Thomas.

Deanne is an Associate Professor of geology at Cape Breton University and has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Carleton University. Her research interests include structural geology, geochronology, and metamorphic petrology in relation to structural and tectonic problems in the Cape Breton Island, Nunavik and Northern Quebec, Nunatsiavut and Labrador, and the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia,.


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