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The Meaning of Water in Sydney

“But the new composition of The Meaning of Water by Andrew Schultz was I felt a masterpiece. It was like a water instrument with gurglings and churnings and words can’t describe it.”
[“7 Women – 7 Harps”, Live Journal,  27 June 2006]


Premiered by the extraordinary SHE – Seven Harp Ensemble (director, Alice Giles) at the American Harp Congress in San Francicso in 2006, The Meaning of Water has attracted frequent performances and broadcasts in Australia and the USA. SHE have recorded the work plus other new pieces (including pieces by Larry Sitsky and Martin Wesley Smith) on the Tall Poppies CD, “Bolmimerie” (TP204). SHE presents The Meaning of Water in their Sydney concert for Musica Viva on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

The Meaning of Water follows…seamlessly, with simple melodic fragments tossed around on rippling, surging figurations.”
[Malcolm Tattersall, Music Forum, Autumn 2011]

Tuesday 10 March 2015


Led by pre-eminent harpist Alice Giles, the heavenly sounds of S.H.E. open Musica Viva’s 2015 Sydney Coffee Concert Season. A rich and diverse program shows off the extraordinary talents of seven of Australia’s finest harpists in this graceful and spectacular ensemble.

Independent Theatre
269 Miller Street,
North Sydney

Morning tea from 10am
Concert from 11am for one hour

HANDEL Lentement and Bourrée, from Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV349 (arr. I. Bauer)
SCHULTZ The Meaning of Water
DEBUSSY Pour invoquer Pan (arr. A. Giles) Claire de Lune (arr. C. Salzedo)
WESLEY-SMITH Alice in the Garden of Live Flowers
SITSKY Fantasia no 13: Perpetuum Mobile
LECUONA Malagueña (arr. J. Andrews) 



Concert info, tickets and bookings

Read more about The Meaning of Water – Septet for harps by Andrew Schultz

Tall Poppies CD of SHE including The Meaning of Water: TP204, “Bolmimerie

Hear the concert on ABC Classic FM on Monday, March 16 at 9:30pm

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