PathwaysARTS presents a Summer Concert at the Tisbury Water Works. IN TANDEM is Harpist, Natalie Lurie and Flutist, Imogen Morrall, playing works by Bach, Françaix, Piazolla, Bozza, Glinka, and Patterson.
The first hour local vocalist Siren Mayhew with sing with In Tandem and with her own accompanyists, performing her original compositions as well as Rise Up by Andra Day, accompanied by Natalie Lurie.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 From 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tisbury Water Works, Vineyard Haven
Free Event / Donations accepted
All ages welcome.
Limited seating, so please arrive early.
Imogen Morrall, flute, and Natalie Lurie, harp, are two Americans currently pursuing their postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the start of the year, they were serendipitously assigned as roommates. They quickly became close friends and started playing chamber music together, forming the harp and flute duo, In Tandem shortly thereafter. Throughout the year, In Tandem has performed in London, playing a variety of repertoire written for flute and harp. At the Royal Academy of Music Imogen and Natalie were approached by Paul Patterson, an eminent British composer who has significantly contributed to the harp literature. They worked closely with Paul, on his new composition, “Canonic Lullaby” for harp and flute, which they will premiere this August on Martha’s Vineyard. In their spare time, they love exploring parks and museums as well as discovering the best pizza in London.
• Natalie Lurie is a classically-trained harpist and singer-songwriter based in London. With a versatile background in different genres, she has command of the stage whether it be playing with the King’s College Choir in King’s Chapel in Cambridge, England or performing her own songs at Cornelia Street Café in the West Village, New York. She began her studies on the harp when she was seven years old and has studied with many of the world’s leading harpists, notably Germaine Lorenzini, Isabelle Moretti, Isabelle Perrin, Sivan Magen, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Maria-Luisa Rayan and Susann McDonald under whom she completed her Bachelor’s of Music at Indiana University. In her senior year at IU, she won the prestigious Harp Concerto Competition and performed the Concerto de Aranjuez as the featured soloist. In 2014, she was invited to participate in masterclasses with Judy Loman and Park Stickney and perform at the 150th-anniversary celebration of Lyon & Healy, the world’s leading harp manufacturers. She currently is pursuing her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Skaila Kanga, Catherine White, and Karen Vaughn.
Hailed as one of “5 harpists who really nail experimental pop music” (Paste Magazine), Natalie has had a long-standing interest in expanding the harp beyond its traditional classical genre. She has studied with premier Jazz harpist Park Stickney, and has gained recognition for her instrumental pop arrangements on the harp. Her rendition of Adele’s hit Rolling in the Deep received over a quarter of a million views on YouTube, and her collaboration of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know with percussionist Evan Chapman, earned the two a personal invitation from Gotye to meet him at his show in Chicago. After graduating from Indiana University, she recorded at the legendary studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where she worked with original session musicians from the 1960s. Forced to take time off from classical music due to an arm injury, she moved to Nashville, TN for several years where she established herself as a recording harpist and singer/songwriter, performing all over Music City. In March 2016, Natalie released her her debut EP No Mercy in the Night, of which The Huffington Post called the orchestration “remarkably luscious.” Songwriting Magazine wrote “There’s a real grace and effortlessness to Lurie’s songwriting.” Natalie is currently a freelance harpist in London, playing with indie-rock band Dear Brother and teaches classical harp, as well as working on her upcoming record.
• London-based flutist, Imogen Morrall, is an active orchestral, solo, and chamber musician. Recent performances have included playing with the New York Youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall, performing with the Symphonic Winds Ensemble at the Royal Academy of Music, and being featured as a soloist by playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Bergen County Philharmonic. Imogen has spent her summers attending the Oxford Arts Academy, Domaine Forget Festival, and the Beijing International Music Festival, where she has performed in masterclasses and chamber music concerts. She also spent a summer in Kunming, China, where she played with a minority orchestra on traditional instruments. Imogen completed her bachelor’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Linda Chesis. She is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studies with Clare Southworth, June Scott, and Patricia Morris.
Blessed with an innate talent and a love for music, Ms. Mayhew began singing publicly as a youngster. The crowning highlight of Ms. Mayhew’s high school music career was the first-ever Boston Pops High School Sing-Off. Selected from an initial field of some 400 entrants, Ms. Mayhew competed against 22 young musicians from around the commonwealth. She was one of three finalists performing at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, and was named winner.
Ms. Mayhew performed with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, June 2016, at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. Jung-Ho Pak conducted a program of Broadway, Hollywood, and patriotic favorites. Broadway vocalist Fred Inkley guest-starred andMs. Mayhew sang five selections.
Most thrilling,was that Ms. Mayhew performed one of her own compositions, “Ode to Lughnasa,” translated “Ode to August.” Ms. Mayhew has composed many pieces over recent years, but has kept them mostly to herself. Now she is feeling ready to share them with the world.
Her performance at PathwaysARTS in April 2017 can be seen here.
Tisbury Water Works is located off W. Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, (below the “Look Out” and the Summer Amphitheater)
Parking is available along the slip road between W. Spring St. and the entrance to State Road. Look out for the signs along the roads.