Harpist Margot Krimmel performs free concert at Vail Public Library
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What: Margot Krimmel harp concert.
Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.
More information: Call 970-479-2187.
VAIL — Harpist Margot Krimmel will play a harp concert at the Vail Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Krimmel stretches the boundaries of her instrument, performing everything from Celtic folk music to originals to pop. The concert will feature pieces from her forthcoming solo CD, including different types of harps and styles.
“I love the harp,” she said, “but actually, my goal is for the listener to forget about the harp and just hear great music.”
Krimmel loves collaborating with artists, choirs and dancers, and local musician Ken Carpenter will join Krimmel on cello and percussion for a few tunes.
Krimmel began her professional harp career in the mid-1980s, entertaining guests at Vail’s Sonnenalp Resort six nights a week. She moved to Boulder a few years later and has since established herself as a successful teacher, composer and recording artist. A first place winner of the Pop and Jazz Harpfest, Krimmel’s many published harp arrangements include pop songs and movie themes.
Krimmel’s Irish music duo (with singer-percussionist Beth Gadbaw) has produced two CDs, “White Birds” and “Icy December.” Colorado Public Radio listeners have chosen one of their original songs, “The Donkey and the Dove,” as one of the top 50 holiday carols for three years running. In May, Gadbaw and Krimmel will premier new pieces commissioned by the acclaimed Seattle choir Cora Voce.
Krimmel will perform on vocals, folk harp and pedal harp — and who knows, with her unique style, perhaps all three at once. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 970-479-2187.