Alexa Reimer, harp
Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Transcribed for Harp by Marcel Grandjany
I. Andante - Allegro
Dare to Dream by Benjamin Northgraves (b. 1995)
Clarinetist: Benjamin Northgraves
Autumn Leaves by Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) & Joseph Kosma (1905-1969)
Arranged for Harp by Eleanor Fell
Suite Magicá, for Harp and Guitar by Máximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957)
Guitarist: Robert Crews
Suite Bergamasque, Clair de Lune, No. 3 by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Transcribed for Harp by Victor Coeur
Baroque Flamenco by Deborah Henson-Conant (b. 1953)
Harpist, Alexa Reimer, “...brings a renewed energy that will enliven people to reconnect with their beautiful, untameable selves and fascinatingly complex lives” (thereviewweekly.com). Whether it be featuring Canadian World Premiers, performing the classics of Tchaikovsky at the ballet, calming others with therapeutic harp, or jamming to Juno-Nominated jazz albums, “Reimer’s playing is diverse and intriguing” (Loose Lips Magazine).
Reimer has performed in venues ranging from the expansive Chan Centre, to intimate 50 seat audiences at Vancouver's Cultch Theatre. She has been the principal harpist of the Vancouver Pop Symphony Orchestra, the North Shore Light Opera Society Orchestra, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Wind Symphony, performing the music of Operas, Ballets, Symphonies, and Movie Soundtracks.
Captivated by the peace of the harp, Reimer’s music takes her beyond the concert stage, to hospitals, hospices, and respite homes where she plays therapeutic harp for children with complex health-care needs and for people in palliative care. She also plays at weddings and events, whether it be in the serenity of a garden, or in the bustle of a city rooftop.
With her certification in Orff Music Education, Reimer teaches classroom music to young children at Bakerview Music Academy, engaging students to explore music in a way that requires unique, creative, and individual thought. She also runs a private music studio teaching harp to students of all ages.
Recent projects include a collaboration with award winning storyteller Celeste Snowber and two-time Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick in the world premier of Perfect Imperfections: How to live a Messy Life, where the “powerhouse female troupe” (bcliving.com) combines original and improvised music with dance, comedy, and spoken word.
Reimer is excited to be a soloist for the VWMS Concert Series, and for her, this is a celebration of her recent graduation from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Music.