Hello Francophiles: Celtic Harp Concert Tomorrow

Photo courtesy of
Cécile Corbel
courtesy of the Alliance Francaise

Celtic. French. (Middle-Eastern?). Harp. Tomorrow night.  8:00 p.m. The Celtic sounds of French harpist and singer Cécile Corbel will resonate from Grace Episcopal Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW). Cécile Corbel was awarded the 2005 Paris Jeunes Talents Musique prize (translation = “The Young, Hot, French Musicians Award,” yes?).

Cécile’s musical repertoire spans from traditional Celtic (Breton, Irish, Scottish) to Middle-Eastern (Turkish, Israeli, and Sephardic). Her harp and solo talents are said to “border on poetry and melancholy.”

With the eternal vibrations that pass through her work, her strong sense of her culture, and a good dose of charisma, she is a beguiling chanteuse, and the harp becomes a wizard composed of a lovely kind of music that is at once pointed and accessible.

The concert is hosted by the Alliance Francaise (that’s the “All-e-ance Frahn-sez” for the non-francophones) which brings a good number of cultural gatherings and celebrations to our fair city throughout the year.

The cost, if you purchase your tickets in advance, is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, or an extra $2 if you purchase your tickets at the door. Reservations will be accepted until 4:00pm tomorrow.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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