Harp on the Hill
Friday August 25, 2023
6:30 PM (farm tour at 5:30 and upon completion of the concert)
@ Gathered and Grown Family Farm
Join us for an evening of music, stories, community and laughter as we gathered together to listen to award winning harpist Gianetta Baril, from Harp to Heart.
This evening will include an optional farm tour, as well as our featured event, an outdoor concert performed by Gianetta Baril, creator of Harp to Heart (bio below). If the weather does not cooperate we will move the concert into our greenhouse.
Harp on the Hill is the perfect opportunity to introduce people of all ages to the beauty of live music as well as the diversity of the harp. With ample space to play and explore while still being close enough to take in the music and stories. This event is perfect for families with younger children.
Keeping within our founding tenant "Grow Local- food, economy, and community" we will have fresh produce, eggs, flower bouquets and grass fed ground beef available for preorders. Limited quantities will be available for sale during the event. Our ice cream bike will also be out and about throughout the evening. Please feel free to stay for a time of fellowship following the concert.
**Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket**
Tickets available HERE or at the gate Adult $10 Child $5 Family $25
Pre-order goods HERE
About the Artist:
Gianetta Baril's life has been devoted to sharing the transformative power of music through her beloved harp "Amadei", with "virtuosity and delicate nuances gleaming like pearls...". During her long career, she has had the honour of playing for audiences in an array of spectacular locales around the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Recordings include her solo CD's "Luminescence", "Harp to Heart" and as featured soloist in the award-winning CBC recording "Harp Concerti" With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
A passionate teacher, Gianetta is co-founder and director of the Canadian International Summer Harp Institute- a week-long intensive programme for students of all ages and levels which attracts participants from around the world to central Alberta. In 2015, she estabished two harp programmes for social projects in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. To date, her initiative "Harping for Harps" has resulted in the donation of 15 harps to 4 different projects and she is now supporting a local luthier in learning and building instruments in Brazil. Gianetta normally returns twice each year to continue her volunteer commitments, creating opportunities for under privileged children to discover new horizons through the beauty of music.
In response to the challenges presented by COVID 19, Gianetta was inspired to creat the "Harp to Heart" project bringing her live harp music to offer restful, comforting programmes for people who were feeling isolated and anxious. With the goal to ease mental health stresses due to intense experiences and isolation, Gianetta modified a For Transit van to travel with her concert hard in a self-contained mobile concert hall/rolling home. The journey began with concerts in Alberta and BC in fall 2020, the continued across Canada and in the winter of 2022/2023 through the mid-west and Eastern seaboard of the US. in the past 2 1/2 years, Gianetta has driven 56000km and given around 300 covid-safe concerts for hospitals, seniors' homes, churches and schools. Information on her projects can be found at www.harptoheart.org and www.harptoheart.ca
"Her playing, its' elegance, precision, coloured passion as well as the refined intimacy which it imposes, is a gift for the ears." Repertoire des discuss Compactes, France
"The music made my heart feel like I can do anything!" Grade 2 Student, Listowel, Ontario
"Every Attendee love the concert! A perfect Easter gift. Proclamations of joy continued well beyond the event." Alliance Health, Marlboro, Massachusetts