Don’t worry, be Harpy. Vol.2
To be an artist means: not to calculate and count; to
grow and ripen like a tree which does not hurry the
flow of its sap and stands at ease in the spring gales
without fearing that no summer may follow. It will
come. But it comes only to those who are patient,
who are simply there in their vast, quiet tranquility, as
if eternity lay before them. It is a lesson I learn every
day amid hardships I am thankful for: patience is all!
Letters to a Young Poet / Rainer Maria Rilke
After 3 years of sustained creation, we will introduce the large form of the jazz opera "Don’t worry, be Harpy" with our French-American dream team and our guests: the E Gospel Choir and the HaRpy Choir. This year it will take place in France and the United States with 70 artists and technicians. What a joy to announce the June 2016 release of “Don’t worry, be haRpy volume 2” under the Enja / Yellowbird distributed by Harmonia Mundi in France and Allegro in the United States. It will be followed by 4 French shows on June 17th at Le plan in Ris Orangis, June 19th in the Castle of Chamarande, June 20th in Sunset in Paris, and June 21st at Potager du Roi in Versailles! These shows will be an assortment of cultural events before including a singing master class weekend in this wonderful setting of Villa Le Notre in Versailles on May 14th and 15th 2016. All singers from beginners to professional levels are welcome to share wonderful and gratifying moments during this special time. Then, on July 13th, we will present this large ensemble at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago – USA, with a Chicago based Gospel Choir. We also suggest master classes with all singers the week before the show.
We thank all our partners who have made my dream a reality, artists and great musicians throughout this project, the outstanding technicians, the Non Profit Association Metamorphose, which produces the opera, and our international audience that follows us throughout the various stages in France and the United States. Stay quiet and open minded as Rainer Maria Rilke suggests and let’s celebrate together "Don’t worry, be Harpy" freely inspired by "The Baron in the Tree" by Italo Calvino! ISABELLE OLIVIER
Isabelle Olivier - Vendredi 17 June
Isabelle at Sunset Sunside
Isabelle Olivier - harp, composition; Kristiana Rohmer - vocal; Lynne Jordan - vocal; Pascal Horn - vocal; Saalik Ziyad - vocal; Thomas Beuf - piano-accordeon ; Johan Renard - violin; Raphaël Beuf - guitare ; Olivier Sens - electric bass ; Marc Buronfosse - bass ; Fabrice Moreau - drums
Well-known harpist Isabelle Olivier presents her new album “Don’t worry, be haRpy” with brand new compositions...
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HaRpy New Year 2016
"To create is to resist, to resist is to create"
2016 hardly starts and more than ever the themes of "The Baron in the tree" are currents ones: Freedom, Human rights, respect for the Human being and nature, the right to be different, the pleasure of living...
I am even more motivated in this beginning of the year to realize my jazz opera with 3 volumes: instrumental, 4 soloists singing with 7 musicians and in the end a large music group with a Gospel Choir and the Harpy Choir, staging over 70 artists. The creation of this large band will be realized in summer 2016 with concerts in France and the US. The very first concert will be held at Plan in Ris Orangis in France, then in Versailles, and in Chicago. The new release "Don't worry be haRpy!" Volume 2 will also be a summer event.
I begin this January in the US with concerts in Chicago and in New York. Then I’ll be Back to France to start master classes with the E Gospel Choir, then with the Music Schools of Boulogne and Sevres where we will play with a Big Band of over twenty harps! I will continue my winter residency at Villa Lenôtre in Versailles. We will offer a 3 hours’ workshop on voice and I’ll present my winter variation in this magical place of heritage and innovation.
I am particularly pleased with this special link woven over the months between music lovers, professionals through workshops, master classes, and regular concerts created in Paris and Chicago in parallel with more traditional concerts.
Thank you very much four your presence, your support and your loyalty! I look forward to sharing with you this coming creative and exciting year.
Let's create, resist and share unlimited precious moments!