Acclaimed Celtic harpist Noah Brenner will perform June 18 in Kennewick. He’ll also hold a pair of workshops earlier in the day.
The concert is at 7 p.m. at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave.
Brenner will perform music by Deborah Henson-Conant, Alfredo Ortiz, Gráinne Hambly, Bernard Andrès, Laura Zaerr and more.
Local harpist Chelsea Spence will join Brenner for a duet.
Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
The workshops are at 11 a.m. and noon at the Kennewick church. They’re for musicians of all levels, and each will last 45 minutes.
Participants are encouraged to bring their harp or other stringed instrument, but are welcome to attend without one.
Here’s a description of the 11 a.m. workshop, called The Overtone Series — “What makes a harp sound different from a trumpet, violin or even another harp? Why do some chords ring really nicely while others don’t? Why do harmonics work? We’ll answer these questions by exploring what’s happening physically with our strings and how we can affect their sound.”
The noon workshop will focus on timber-changing techniques — “We’ll use our new understanding of the overtone series to more consistently control techniques that change the sound of the harp.”
Cost is $15 for one workshop or $25 for both.
For more information on Brenner, go to noahbrenner.com.