Monday, July 2, 2012

SUMMER MUSIC at the Annisquam Village Church

GAIA! * A Jazz and World Music Celebration of Our Extraordinary Earth, kicks off the Annisquam Village Church’s 26th concert season next Saturday. Vocalist and poet, Greta Bro, with renowned saxophone/flautist Stan Strickland, pianist Mark Rossi, and Brazilian percussionist /violinist Ricardo Frota, bring the celestial to earth on Saturday, July 14 at 8 PM.

Bro and Strickland are long-term collaborators who combine their work with philosophy and the healing arts, taking both jazz and poetry in new directions. Their recently released CD, Love’s Song, recorded with a number of other well-known jazz figures, will be available at the performance.

This concert benefits the music programs at the Annisquam Village Church. Donation: $20. at the door, only. Students $10. For additional information visit www.gretabro.com or www.annisquamvillagechurch.org or call 978.283.6416.
* from Wikipedia: “The … Gaia principle proposes that all organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self-regulating complex system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.”
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On Friday, August 17, also at 8 PM, our series continues with an organ performance by two of the six “Yokohama Lucys”….Japanese organists from Yokohama's Minato Mirai Concert Hall on tour in New England. Performing on the Jeremy Adams organ, Yuka Saruwatari and Reiko Okamoto will solo and play duos that, says Music Director, Kathleen Adams, will “knock your socks off,"...referring to some exciting pedaling that one is likely to hear when not only two, but four feet play the pedals…. along with all four hands on the keyboards! There is no charge for this concert, but a free-will offering will be taken.

The acoustics in our beautiful church rival any and all venues on the North Shore (spread the word). And some do not know that people of all faiths are welcomed here at the head of Lobster Cove.

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