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Sep 30, 2019 10:30 am
, 59 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich,, CT,
Jon Cobert
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Delighted to join musical colleagues once again for Rosh Hashanah with Hebrew Wizards.

Oct 5, 2019 1:00 pm
St Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 So Columbus Ave, Mt Vernon, NY, 10550
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Presented by St Pauls' Church National Historic Site, Intuition Quartet will perform music from the 1860's to the present. Co-featuring work song, gospel-inspired blues, R&B, originals, folk-rock, played by Irene Maher, guitar/lead vocals; Pamela Sklar, flute; Hope Berkeley, harmonica; Joan Indig, bass/lead vocals.

Oct 27, 2019 3:00 pm
New Rochelle Public Library, One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY, 10801
Angels in the Chamber
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Angels in the Chamber will perform vocals and instrumentals of originals, chamber rock, prog rock,improvisation, classical,and pop music, Presented by Songcatchers, Inc. and the New Rochelle Public Library, admission is free and contributions to Songcatchers are welcome. Bandmates are Garry Novikoff, vocals/guitar/piano; Pamela Sklar, flute/alto flute; Enid Blount Press, clarinet/bass clarinet; Marc Wager, French horn.

Nov 2, 2019 7:00 pm
Festival de La Habana, , Habana, , , Cuba
Eight Strings and a Whistle- Suzanne Gilchrest, flute; Ina Litera, violin; Matt Goeke, cello
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Written for Eight Strings and a Whistle, Two Journeys (Third Eye and the Inward Journey) represent separate but connected journeys towards self-awakening, awareness, enlightenment and greater spirituality.

Third Eye opens (begins, actually) with the flute playing a single, long high F# (one of the more mystical notes on the flute, to me). The opening rapid solo which flows quickly from that F# represents a brief ceremonial calling- a willingness to open and seek one’s inner truth to begin such an odyssey.

The three instruments share similar energy- the viola and cello vibrating wood via bowed or plucked strings, the flute using life breath to vibrate a silver tube.

Throughout the piece, longer stretches of uneven time signatures and differing lengths of sustained notes enable listeners to experience a feeling of being in the moment without measuring time as we do in the physical plane.

The music ends much like the opening with a single suspended flute note, but now with a high E. A seventh above the opening tone, the higher E symbolizes the seventh chakra (the crown chakra) which relates to pure consciousness.

The Inward Journey is a very sustained, slow-moving, meditative and probing experience musically, as it is the actual journey (rather than a description) of leaving your world, the physical Earth plane and all things familiar, including your comfort zone...at times. The journey is hypnotic and it might 'test' your patience, since some phrases don't resolve more immediately as we experience in our popular (and much of Classical) music culture. Nonetheless, there is an energy coming through, which overrides the initial Patience Stage- waiting/trying to hear or feel something/settling our thoughts/letting go of where we are as we begin to transition in order to move into 'being in the moment'. The ending of this particular journey feels very passionate to me.

Nov 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, New York, NY, 10011
Eight Strings and a Whistle
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Written for Eight Strings and a Whistle, Two Journeys (Third Eye and the Inward Journey) represents separate but connected journeys towards self-awakening, awareness, enlightenment and greater spirituality.

Third Eye opens (begins, actually) with the flute playing a single, long high F# (one of the more mystical notes on the flute, to me). The opening rapid solo which flows quickly from that F# represents a brief ceremonial calling- a willingness to open and seek one’s inner truth to begin such an odyssey.

The three instruments share similar energy- the viola and cello vibrating wood via bowed or plucked strings, the flute using life breath to vibrate a silver tube.

Throughout the piece, longer stretches of uneven time signatures and differing lengths of sustained notes enable listeners to experience a feeling of being in the moment without measuring time as we do in the physical plane.

The music ends much like the opening with a single suspended flute note, but now with a high E. A seventh above the opening tone, the higher E symbolizes the seventh chakra (the crown chakra) which relates to pure consciousness.

The Inward Journey is a very sustained, slow-moving, meditative and probing experience musically, as it is the actual journey (rather than a description) of leaving your world, the physical Earth plane and all things familiar, including your comfort zone...at times. The journey is hypnotic and it might 'test' your patience, since some phrases don't resolve more immediately as we experience in our popular (and much of Classical) music culture. Nonetheless, there is an energy coming through, which overrides the initial Patience Stage- waiting/trying to hear or feel something/settling our thoughts/letting go of where we are as we begin to transition in order to move into 'being in the moment'. The ending of this particular journey feels very passionate to me. Perhaps your reaction will be different.

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