Lunchtime concert: Oliver Cope

Sunday 15 July 2018, 1.10pm
Clare College Chapel
By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Clare College

Oliver Cope harp

Talented young harpist Oliver Cope is gaining a reputation for performances that are not just graceful and elegant, but full of energy and vigour.

A student of Ieuan Jones at the Royal College of Music, Oliver has chosen a varied and lively programme for today’s concert, including a Handel concerto for harp; La Source by the great nineteenth century teacher and player Albert Zabel (who was harpist with St Petersburg’s Imperial Ballet in Tchaikovsky’s heyday); and the virtuosic Rhapsodie by French-American composer, harpist and organist Marcel Grandjany. Composed in 1921, this youthful work, based on the theme of a Gregorian Easter chant, has become a recital showpiece.

Free admission, retiring collection