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Music at Evergreen: Noël Wan, Harp

November 5, 2023 , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 – $20
Noël Wan standing in front of a harp


Lauded as “a huge talent [with] hidden power and amazing maturity,” Taiwanese-American harpist Noël Wan made her international debut with the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra in 2010. An acclaimed soloist, she has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia and has been featured at Carnegie Hall, het Muziekgebouw, Eslite Hall, and the Yellow Barn Summer Festival. Her 2023-2024 engagements include a Debut Atlantic Concert Tour and concerts presented by the Virginia Harp Center Festival, Taiwan Harp Festival, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal’s Harpenning Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, and St. John’s Elora Recital Series.

An alumna of the University of Illinois (BM, DMA) and the Yale School of Music (MM), Noël is equally comfortable in her roles as a performer, academic, and educator. She has presented her scholarly work at the American Harp Society Summer Institute and the American String Teachers Association National Conference and has contributed to Harp Column, The Collective, The American Harp Journal, and VAN Magazine. Also highly sought as a teacher, Noël has been on faculty at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Western University; she currently serves as Assistant Professor of Harp and Entrepreneurship at Florida State University.

The concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with the artist. Space is limited space; advance tickets required.

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PROGRAM (Subject to change at the artist’s discretion)

Prelude, op. 12, no. 7 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

“Contrapunctus I” from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) trans. Wan

Wisdom Eye (1975) Alice Coltrane (1937-2007) arr. Wan

From the Eastern Gate (1985) Alexina Louie (b. 1949) Ceremonial Music

  • Haiku I
  • On Impermanence
  • Haiku II
  • Birds at a Mountain Temple
  • Haiku III
  • The Mandarins


Every Lover is a Warrior (2006) Kati Agócs (b. 1975) John Riley

  • Love is Come Again
  • When They Take Me For a Soldier

Julia Florida (1938) Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) trans. Wan

Légende d’après “Les Elfes” de Leconte de Lisle Henriette Renié (1875-1956)

La Madone (Lullaby), op. 43 (2009) Caroline Lizotte (b. 1969)


Music at Evergreen is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation.


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Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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