Here's some nice - and very contrasting - concert news from two artists we've blogged about before. First up, Jane Berthe, who is an excellent source of inspiration for creative, themed programming, will perform a new recital, "Fantaisie Française". This concert is dedicated to the turbulent century of French history 1850 - 1950, where the harp was such a source of fascination for French composers. Jane's first performance of this programme will take place at the Muffendorfer Sonntagskonzerte in Alt Martin, Bonn-Bad Godesberg in Germany, on February 3rd at 5PM.
Meanwhile, Maria Christina, who has recently been working with Dominic Murcott and the blue harp in London, will play at Athens's Half Note jazz club with Pete Long at the end of January. Pete is, among other things, the director of the Big Band at Ronnie Scott's. He also has a fantastic biography, an inspiration to all of us who find our pens hovering over a long list of conductors we've worked with.