In The News
Seattle Times article about SNOW WHITE at the 2016 Children's Film Festival Seattle
Seattle Times article about holiday harp concerts
Hitchcock 9 press release
Seattle Met article about Hitchcock 9 composers
Mention of PETER PAN performance at the Carnegie
Vashon Beachcomber article about CAPTAIN JANUARY at the 2013 Vashon Children’s Film Fest http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/entertainment/226172331.html
Leslie McMichael (and harps) accepted to 4Culture Touring Arts Roster
Leslie was invited by 4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington, to join 22 other new artists and ensembles as part of the Touring Arts Roster. Her original score for the silent classic PETER PAN and performed live on three harps with film screenings joins contemporary Chinese percussion, traditional Croatian dance, improvisational theater and vintage 1920's jazz in a juried directory showcasing some of the region's most diverse and talented artists and ensembles available for touring. The roster of over 100 artists and ensembles, representing a diverse range of performing disciplines and genres, is distributed as a free community resource to over 500 regional presenting organizations, local arts agencies, commercial venues, convention and travel industry insiders, schools, libraries, festival coordinators, party, meeting and event planners and other public and private presenters.
Holiday Harp-a-thon brings music & money to children in need
SEATTLE, Wash. (December 12, 2009)
A grand total of $3,518.50 was raised and contributed to Seattle Children's Hospital during December's 12-Hour Holiday Harp-a-thon. The 47 harp players who took part played many different styles of music, and the 36 20-minute sets ranged from solo to duo to large ensembles. Some harp players collaborated with friends and family members who sang or played flute, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, or bells, and the age range of the performers ranged literally from 8 to 80! The Harp-a-thon started at 8 am and went all the way to 8 pm, although sound tech folks Dan, Ginger, and Ole Grette (and event organizer Leslie McMichael) arrived early and stayed late. Silver Platters Music contributed gift certificates to the participants who gathered the highest total dollar amount of individual pledges (more than $500 gathered by Patti Warden) and the greatest number of individual pledges (31 donations collected by Jake Woodward). It was a day of siblings playing songs together, seasoned performers following debuts of new harp players, and music coming from the heart. One player was able to visit a schoolmate who was at the hospital following a bone marrow transplant and give him a private concert, and other performers shared their experiences as past patients at Seattle Children's. The day was long but very festive!
KING FM recording features NW musicians, including harp music from Leslie!
Are you a contributing member of Classical KING FM yet? Seattle's venerable classical music radio station made the move from commercial radio to public radio model in 2011. Leslie contributed a track to a A NORTWEST CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS, a holiday music CD featuring music by top classical Northwest artists and performing groups.
On April 6th, 20 of Leslie's harp students plucked "From Bach to Rock." We earned more than $1100 for YouthCare, Seattle's oldest and largest homeless youth advocacy organization!