Continuing an 11-year tradition of celebrating the pan-cultural traditions of a single instrument—including “Zing Go the Strings,” 2013’s “Banj-O-Rama,” and a streak of “Accordi-O-Ramas”— Global Rhythms proudly presents the inaugural Harp-O-Rama, featuring legendary Celtic harpist Máire Ni Chathasaigh and her partner, guitarist Chris Newman. Chathasaigh, who has played harp since age 11, is one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians, called “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” by Live Ireland. Also on the program: Brooklyn kora player Kane Mathis (pictured at left); Correo Aereo, featuring Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin playing traditional harp styles of Venezuela, Mexico, and original compositions; and, in a touch of whimsy, interstitial video performances by Harpo Marx: He might have been silent in performances with his brothers, but he also was an extraordinary classical harpist—and the namesake of the evening!
Presented by: Town Hall as part of its Global Rhythms series, curated by Brian Faker. Series supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA, 4Culture and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series media sponsorship provided by KBCS 91.3 FM.
Tickets: Subscriptions to the six-concert Global Rhythms season are $110 general/$100 members and are on sale now here. Single-event tickets for Harp-O-Rama go on sale Feb. 14: $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students. A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix for those 18 and under also will be available.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Discounted tickets, priority seating.
Learn more: About Chathasaigh.
About Correo Aereo.