ATLANTA TOURING INFORMATION
Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Clayton,
Fayette, Rockdale, Henry, Douglas Counties
Availability: Ongoing during the school year
Audience Size: 250 or under recommended, 300 maximum
Technical Needs: 10’ x 15’ performing area and two small tables
$290 single performance $420 two performances
$550 three performances $680 four performances
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About Brien and Glass Harp Music:
Among the very few professional glass harpists in the world, Brien Engel is one of the most musically accomplished. His glass harp is comprised of fifty drinking glasses which are coaxed to astonishing musical life by his fingers. Brien delights audiences everywhere with singular mastery of his instrument, an outstanding repertoire of music for all settings and warm stage presence.
Brien has performed in countless K-12 schools across the nation and in libraries, nightclubs, senior communities, festivals and college campuses. He has toured in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong. Read the bio on the web site.
About Glass Harp Educational Performances:
An expert blend of sheer inspiration and educational lightning! In addition to the glass harp, Brien plays other musical instruments made from everyday materials and colorfully explores their origins. For science connections, he uses captivating object lessons to relate concepts of sound physics to our everyday lives. Another segment of the program introduces Ben Franklin’s invention (and first American musical instrument) the glass armonica. Questions and song requests are welcome towards the end of the assembly. Performances are tailored to age group. Study Guide available here.
PO Box 33, Pine Lake, GA 30072
Brien Engel – Glass Harp Music
"The glass harp sounds like a magical music box. Mr. Engel skillfully tied in major academic areas making connections with history, language, and music theory. He is a gifted entertainer and his music is delightful. I recommend him and his work highly and without any reservations!"
Joanne P. Cox, Arts Enrichment Coordinator
Kittredge Magnet School, Atlanta, GA
"Thank you for being a part of our Cultural Arts Day at Acworth Elementary! The students really enjoyed your performances and learned a lot! Your workshops were fantastic and helped make our day a great success."
Courtney Stoll, Performing Arts Coordinator, Acworth GA
"Brien gives an outstanding presentation through his musical craftsmanship, educational
connections, and engaging personality. Entertaining and highly recommended..."
Terra Cribbs, Youth Services Manager NE Spruill Oaks Library, Alpharetta GA
PO Box 33,
Pine Lake, GA 30072
Glass Harp Educational Programs for Metro Atlanta
Educational performances combine lots of music, scientific demonstration, stories of the origins of glass and water-tuned instruments and a question/answer and musical request segment. While the focus is on glass music, strong emphasis is placed on the inventive process and the experience of building a musical instrument at home from everyday objects. Assemblies last approximately 45 minutes. Study guides are sent 3 weeks in advance.
HANDS-ON GLASS HARP WORKSHOPS
For small groups, glass instruments are available for experimentation along with Tibetan bowls, tuned water bowls, bird calls and more. This optional program brings a focused group closer to the glass music experience.
CONCERTS FOR LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND RECREATIONAL CENTERS
For a library family series, after-school group or for patrons at a gallery or museum, glass music makes a unique and captivating treat. Performances can include demonstration and narrative, or provide pure musical ambiance.
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