"Brien Engel brought a totally unique form of entertainment to our Fair, and it was a resounding success. The Glass Harp is music, history, science and entertainment, all packaged into three shows a day.

I highly recommend it."


Jane Engdahl, Special Events Coordinator

Sonoma County Fair


“Our audiences were enthralled with his talent and the amazing music, as well as the education he offered throughout his performance.”

 

         Carlene F. Moore, Chief Executive Officer

Napa County Fair Association


Thank you so much for being a part of our festival. One of our board members always talks about the “magic” that happens at Love Affair. Your unique musical gift is precisely what I was looking for to create that magic. It’s exactly what Love Affair should always be about.”


Wayne Jones, Director

ABAC Arts Connection, Tifton GA


                              

PO Box 33,

(404) 633-9322

Pine Lake, GA 30072

glassharp@mindspring.com


Watch Brien working with students on "This is Atlanta," produced by Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

Fairs and Festivals promotional movie

(3 min clip + 2 minutes of extras!)

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School Program PDF

Glass Harp PDF

       Educational Correlations Click Here!


K-12 Information including study guide, instructional plan, program objectives and curriculum connections.

Top photos by John Merritt, and Wonderful LLC

Content copyright © 2000-2016 Brien Engel




ALSO AVAILABLE:

HANDS-ON GLASS HARP WORKSHOPS


For small groups, glass instruments are available for experimentation along with singing bowls, tuned water bowls, bird calls and more.  


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.


SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES


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.




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    FAIR AND FESTIVAL BOOKING INFORMATION FOR 2016


     Brien Provides:

             Half-hour Glass Harp shows, also featuring musical saw, armonica, unique

           physics  demonstrations, audience participation and lively narrative.

           Your schedule (three to four/day is typical).


           Alternative format (ongoing music/demos, “street performance” style, etc)

    

     For stage shows, the fair/festival provides:

           At least 1000 watts, two speakers, two mics and one lavalier recommended.

           (Brien carries sound system, headset, mics, etc to fill in where needed)


      Performance Fees:

             $900.00 day rate, inclusive of all travel costs.


      Call or email:

      (404) 633-9322              glassharp@mindspring.com             

glassharp@mindspring.com

www.glassharp.com

PO Box 33, Pine Lake, GA 30072

Brien Engel – Glass Harp Music

(404) 633-9322

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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 performs at corporate events, weddings, fairs and festivals, senior communities, libraries, k-12 schools, and college campuses all across the United States. He has also toured in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai.   Read the bio on the web site.


        About Glass Harp 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. A small version of Ben Franklin’s invention (and first American musical instrument) the glass armonica is also featured Brien enjoys the challenge of audience requests!   


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