We hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Thank you for being you. Thank you for your support of music in general and our work specifically. Thank you for showing up.
Rumi says, “Giving thanks for abundance is greater than abundance itself.” Brene Brown says, “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
Arlyn has been checking out a whole bunch of good books all in a row. One is “Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better,” by Lemov, Woolway, and Yezzi. And after reading in a productivity book that meditation is one key to increasing productivity, she came across this book: “In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness” by Richard Wolf. The sub-sub-title is “How you can build a lifelong meditation practice through sound – and silence.” I heartily recommend them both.
We hope to see you soon and we look forward to hearing about your game-changing books.
Arlyn & David
– UPCOMING –
World Music: Fortunato
Friday, December 6, 2019 7:30pm at the Paradise Theatre online tickets
This concert will bring Gypsy, Klezmer, Indian, Latin, African and other roots traditions into a jazz setting. The music is upbeat, energized, and sometimes deep and moving. Anthony Salvo on violin, Alexios Anest on guitar, Charles Parker Mertens on upright bass, and Andy Skellenger on percussion.
Hotchkiss High School Music Department Concert December 17th 6pm at HHS. Including a holiday tune in collaboration with The NFV Community & Parade Band.
Dark Night with Craig Childs, David Alderdice, Dylan Fixmer, Beth Quist and Aaron Jerad, December 20 & 21, 2019 8pm at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. $25. The subject of this 11th annual event will be “time,” ranging from archaeology to the end of the universe. Told through spoken word, visual multimedia, and live musical accompaniment, this series of adventures will be thought provoking and palatable to adults and curious kids.
Celebrate the Beat. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 4pm at the NF Montessori at Crawford. Watch the culmination performance of the 3 week CTB dance residency. With musicians David Alderdice, Dylan Fixmer, Jeannette Carey & Daniel B.
North Fork School of Integrated Studies 4th Grade Play featuring Norse Mythology. Community Performance December 19th 6pm with musical accompaniment by Arlyn Alderdice.
Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble –
New — $35 for both concerts in advance at the Paradise or the Cirque.
The funky 8-piece marimba ensemble will be joined both evenings by the sounds of mandolin, trumpet, flute, melodica, drumset, cajon, steelpan, percussion, clarinet, alto saxophone, and voices.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00pm – Kid’s Matinee with Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble (free)
Marimba Music Workshop with David Alderdice
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:30am – Noon ($25) register: info (at) embodyingrhythm.com
Full World Music in Paradise Schedule: embodyingrhythm.com/worldmusic
“The enemies of practice are pride and fear and self-satisfaction. To practice requires humility. It forces us to admit that we don’t know everything. . . To practice isn’t to declare, I’m bad. To practice is to declare, I can be better.” – Dan Heath