09.10.2011 11.Tischrei. 5772
The first all-Israeli harp festival and competition will take place at the Jaffa Music Center.
‘For 50 years, Israel has been home to the tri-annual International Harp Competition, the world’s major event in this field,” says Aliza Gondor, who has been managing the festival office for 13 years.
“But we felt that the harp in Israel has been somewhat neglected or, to be more precise, does not receive the attention it deserves.
Even more than that, the international festival focuses only on music for classical harp, while many varieties of this amazing instrument are played throughout the world. There are Celtic, Paraguayan, African harps, and one can hear the harp even in klezmer music. In addition, the harp is used as a therapeutic instrument.”…