Euro photos

About halfway through my tour and time to post a bunch of photos :) Remember to follow me on Twitter and like my Facebook page for more frequent news!

My tour started off with a concert in Brussels in an historic building, the residence and atelier of Belgian artist Marcel Hastir who died in 2011 at the age 105. Some photos:

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Thanks to my Skype student Marianne for setting this up – check out her YouTube channel here

Next, on to Holland, with a house concert, workshop, and finally a concert in Groningen. I was in Groningen last year right about this time of year – was great to see old friends and to make new ones.

Groningen is certainly a city of bikes :)

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Workshop:

(Photo credit Merte van Hengel)

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Big thanks to Kathelijne Schelfhout for setting everything up – here she is after the workshop along with Marco Cassone, an Italian harpist/doctor who is living in Groningen

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Performing, and then signing autographs after the concert :)

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From there I had fun attending the Dutch Harp Festival

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Next, a missed connection turned a 10:30 hour train trip into one over 12 hours long as I made my way from Utrecht to Salzburg. Here I am enjoying life, missed connections and all, in Hannover:

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And finally, Salzburg and my concert tonight! More soon :)

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Cheers, Josh

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Playing with my new GoPro camera…

Had fun filming this, more to come!

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Fall concert tour

Hi all,

I’m touring in Europe again this fall, plus a couple of concerts in BC. Some of the music I’ll be performing (full program below):



Here’s my current schedule:

October 2nd Sunday at 2:30pm
Salt Spring Island, BC  All Saints’ by-the-sea Anglican church. Tickets $15 at the door.

October 8th Saturday at 8pm
Brussels, Belgium  Atelier Marcel Hastir, Rue du Commerce 51, 1000 Bruxelles (métro Trône) Reservation recommended – email marianne.bouvette@gmail.com Tickets 15 € (7 € for children under 12). More details

October 14th Friday at 8:15pm
Groningen, Netherlands plus a workshop at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 13th Terts en Toets, Werumeus Buningstraat 34, Groningen. For information email Kathelijne Schelfhout    More details Newspaper Article

October 19th
Salzburg, Austria 19:00, Musikum Salzburg  Details here

October 23rd, Sisak, Croatia
October 24th, Zagreb, Croatia Details: http://www.ns-sesvete.hr/najava.php?vijest=490

November 6th 2:30 pm, Sunday afternoon
Victoria, BC, Canada                                                                                                                St. Luke’s Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria admission by donation

My program:

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Concert in Gibbsboro tomorrow!

A reminder that I’m performing tomorrow (July 31st) at 2pm in Gibbsboro. Details here

See you there!

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Follow me on Twitter!

I’ll do my best to keep my blog updated during my East coast adventures, but for real time updates the best place to check is my Twitter account! Note that you can read my tweets by clicking on that link – no need for a Twitter account (but if you have one, give me a follow)

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East Coast concert “trailer”

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East Coast Adventures!

Hi all,

I’m excited about an upcoming trip to the East coast of the USA. First, I’ll be attending the Somerset harp festival. This is a 4 day (July 21-24th) celebration of the folk harp, with tons of workshops and concerts. If you’re attending, lets connect!

From there, after spending a little time in NYC I have a workshop plus a concert in upper New York state on Tuesday, July 26th. Presented by the Central New York State chapter of the American harp society, the workshop starts at 4pm and I’ll cover fingering, scales, and phrasing/dynamics. The concert will follow at 7pm. Email Sherj to reserve your spot in the workshop, or just show up for the concert!

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Then I have a few free days before I make my way towards Philadelphia – do you live in NY, NJ, or MA and are interested in setting up a last minute house concert or workshop? Send me an email!

On Sunday, July 31st I’ll be performing outside of Philadelphia at St. Andrew’s church, 27 Kresson-Gibbsboro Road, Gibbsboro, New Jersey (organized by one of my Skype students!)

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And finally I’ll be spending August 1 and 2 in Chicago, visiting Lyon and Healy. If you’re in Chicago and want to hang out, let me know!

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YouTube milestones! (700,000 total views)

I know I’ve been pretty quite recently in terms of blog posts/facebook/YouTube, etc. Keeping busy, though! (See my next post for info about my upcoming East Coast adventure).

In the meantime, I reached a couple large numbers on my YouTube channel – I now have over 700,000 total views and my video of the Grandjany cadenza for the Handel Harp Concerto has over 200,000 views! Pretty cool. Thanks to everyone who has watched and here’s to one million views before too long!

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