Oregon Celtic harpist and multi-instrumentalist, David Helfand and violist, Justin Lader return to Seattle for their second Seattle Library, Many Voices, One Land Performance series and will perform their debut Vashon Island concert Saturday, February 9th at the Vashon United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
David and Justin will take listeners on a musical journey through lands of myth and power and inner landscapes of our collective dreams through shadow and light. Original music on Celtic harp, mandocello, guitar and viola. David and Justin will also perform Sunday, February 10th at the Woodenville Library at 2:00 p.m.
David and Justin performed last year in Seattle for this library series and embarked on their first performing tour of Northern California the summer of 2012 which was a great success.
They perform an eclectic blend of original world music ranging from Celtic, Middle Eastern, Asian meditation, flamenco, introspective space inspired music plus music inspired by David’s travels to Israel, Britain and beyond.
David Helfand is a composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist who plays Celtic Harp, mandocello, guitar and has recorded and released seven albums including his most recent CD of original harp and viola music, " After the Rain " with violist, Justin Lader. In 2011, two pieces from David’s CD " First Light " were played nationally on Stephen Hill’s " Music From the Hearts of Space " radio show of contemplative space music. David has performed through out Oregon and Washington and in 2003 performed at the renowned environmental center , The Eden Project in Cornwall, England on his first tour of the UK. David embarked on his first tour of Northern CA with Justin in the summer of 2012. David has also designed and runs a special music program for adults with developmental disabilities for the City of Eugene in Eugene, OR.
Justin Lader is a classically trained violist who teaches at the Shedd Institute of Music and the Suzuki Program at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He has performed with various chamber ensembles in the form of trios and quartets and with David Helfand as a duo for the last two years. Justin received his Masters in Viola Performance from the University of Oregon.
Saturday, February, 9th, 2013
David Helfand and Justin Lader
Vashon United Methodist Church
17928 Vashon HWY. SW
Vashon Island, WA