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A FOUR DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 21-24, 2022
Jamestown, Rhode Island

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All events to take place at the Jamestown Arts Center unless otherwise specified

Thursday, 21 July 2022

7:00-9:30pm Opening Concert!

7:00pm pre-performance toast

7:30pm Opening Concert

8:30pm Meet & Greet Artists Reception, wine & hors d’œuvres

Given by Artistic Director & Master Artist Grace Cloutier, Guest Master Artist Marta Power, and Guest Young Professional Tammam Odeh

Join us for a glass of wine prior to the concert, enjoy the spectacular sounds of the harp played by world renowned harpists, and meet the artists afterwards for a lovely reception at the Jamestown Arts Center for a joyful toast!

 

Friday, 22 July 2022

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Introduction to the Harp: The Evolution of the Harp Over the Centuries

Given by Marta Power with Grace Cloutier and Tammam Odeh assisting

 

A multi-platform presentation of the harp…its origins, developments throughout history, and the unique place it has had in our societies since its appearance. Rare photographs, videos, and live performances will be shared on a variety of platforms to illustrate this fascinating journey.

 

2:00-4:00pm

Workshop

Harp Therapy and Addiction Recovery

Given by Katherine O’Neill with Grace Cloutier performing

A presentation and discussion on Harp Therapy in nursing homes accompanied by selected harp music and discussion on the Music Therapy Certification process. Additionally, Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services professionals will be contributing and available for questions.

 

Saturday, 23 July 2022

8:30-9:30am

Workshop

Meditation Session with Gongs and Harps

Given by Stephanie Marisca, harpist(s) TBD

 

Please bring your yoga mat and wear appropriate, casual athletic clothing….get ready for the exotic sounds of Gong Master Stephanie Marisca as she embarks upon a journey and transports us to a slice of serenity, calm, and gorgeous harp music accompanies this morning tribute.

 

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Creating and Crafting a Celtic Harp

Given by Celtic Master Woodworker Dick Ranlet http://wickharps.blogspot.com

 

Creating and crafting a Celtic harp will be demonstrated by Master Woodworker Dick Ranlet.

He will show us the genesis of his harps and will be available for questions as well. We are most fortunate to have him aboard our harp festival!

 

2:00-4:00pm

Workshop

Neuroscience-Music-Dementia-Connection: Music and Its Affect Upon the Elderly Brain with Focus on Patients with Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Grace Cloutier, B.M. The Juilliard School, M.M. Yale University, DMA ABD University of Arizona

Harpist + Recording Artist + Educator + Producer

gracecloutier.com

 

Why does music affect us so powerfully and in such a positive way? How is it that a patient suffering from Dementia (and the many branches within Dementia, including Alzheimer’s) is instantaneously transported back in time in terms of cognitive functioning by remembering in singing every lyric of their favorite songs, understanding the rhythm perfectly, while often creating physical gestures, movement, or even dance to express that comprehension? And yet, the fact remains that at the same time, they cannot remember what they said just 5 minutes prior, what they ate for breakfast that day, or the name of their child? Grace will explore this and more and, will also leave time for an open discussion to address any questions.

 

An active proponent for increased public awareness concerning the intrinsic value of music for all people at every stage of life, Grace Cloutier has received the Gluck Fellowship from The Juilliard School for her work with victims of AIDS, the elderly, and children. In addition, she has been honored with a Presidential Point of Light Award for her musical contributions to Hospice. She is currently pursuing her doctorate with her thesis highlighting the neurological-music connection to patients with Dementia, focusing specifically on Alzheimer’s. Grace is also the primary caretaker of her beloved mother, who has Stage IV Alzheimer’s. Today and all of my research is dedicated to her, my mother, my forever teacher, and my best friend. Additionally, Rhode Island’s Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services professionals will be contributing and available for questions.

Sunday, 24 July 2022

8:30-9:30am

Workshop

Dao Yin…ancient form of Tai Chi

Given by Tai Chi Expert Richard Falco

 

Dao Yin practice, a 2,500 year old activity which utilizes the same meridian system as acupuncture, consists of breathing and visualization. It is a safe and a non-physical risk, light exercise that is acceptable for all ages and body types.

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Introduction to the Harp and Experimental Group Lessons

Given by Master Teachers Grace Cloutier and Marta Power, with Tammam Odeh

 

Let’s explore the harp! It’s been a wonderful weekend of hearing, listening, and learning about this ancient instrument that has transcended generations and still live to tell a new tale of music. For anyone wishing to explore this instrument and to have some one-on-one guided instruction with gifted harpists who are willing and able to help.

 

2:30-5:00pm

Closing Concert!

2:30pm pre-performance toast

3:00pm Closing Concert

4:00pm Greet & Au Revoir to the Master Teachers/Artists and Students Reception

Given by Artistic Director & Master Artist Grace Cloutier, Guest Master Artist Marta Power and Guest Young Professional Tammam Odeh

Join us for a glass of wine prior to the concert, enjoy the spectacular sounds of the harp played by world renowned harpists, and meet the artists afterwards for a lovely reception at the Jamestown Arts Center for a joyful toast!

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