GRANDJANY – Rhapsodie


RENIE – Pièce Symphonique

Helen Gerhold, 19, plays Renié’s Pièce Symphonique in Field Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA.

SCARLATTI – Sonata, K409

Helen Gerhold, 16, plays Scarlatti.

MA’AYANI – Maqamat

Helen Gerhold, 16, plays Maqamat.

LISZT (ARR. RENIE)  – Le rossignol (The Nightingale)

Helen Gerhold, 17, plays Le Rossignol at the 2013 Saratoga Harp Colony Final Concert.

REINECKE – Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (3rd Movement)

Helen Gerhold plays the 3rd Movement of the Reinecke Concerto for Harp and Orchestra on April 14, 2013 with the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra, led by Mark Gigliotti.

Chamber Music

MASSENET – Meditation from Thaïs

Performers: Violin – Timothy Chooi, Harp – Helen Gerhold

Thanks to Greg from Anchor Network for making this video. We hope that you enjoy this clash of meditative music in a very busy city.

The Méditation is an instrumental entracte performed between the scenes of Act II in the opera Thaïs. In the first scene of Act II, Athanaël, a Cenobite monk, confronts Thaïs, a beautiful and hedonistic courtesan and devotée of Venus, and attempts to persuade her to leave her life of luxury and pleasure and find salvation through God. It is during a time of reflection following the encounter that the Méditation is played by the orchestra. In the second scene of Act II, following the Méditation, Thaïs tells Athanaël that she will follow him to the desert.

RAVEL – Introduction et Allegro

Performed in memoriam at Curtis Institute of Music’s Field Hall to the late Daniel Dannenbaum – an incredibly loyal patron and friend to the Curtis Institute of Music and its harp studio.

Flute – Niles Watson; Clarinet – Yu-Hsin Su; Violin I – Alexandra Switala; Violin II – Alice Kim; Viola – Haeji Kim; Cello – Chen Cao; Harp – Helen Gerhold