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.