Fall is officially here, the time change just settled it in, we’ve had to have fires every morning to keep our hands and toes warm. This time is flying by. Our little one, Anduin, is seven months old and a squirmy handful, and a super sweetheart.
The Wednesday night rhythm classes are going well, thanks to all those supporting them and the offerings of The Learning Council (gift lunch at the Trading Post every Thursday at noon).
We’ve been very busy getting ready for the Marimba Concert Fundraiser on the 15th of November. The big news since our last email is that the Altius Quartet is confirmed – these guys are good. We really hope to see you there. Purchase tickets online. We can hardly think of anything else. . . The good news is that the more we play the marimbas and get this show together, the more we like these instruments. And the more we teach with them, the more we see what great teaching (and learning) instruments they are. Here’s a great video for you about the benefits of playing music.
Many blessings and lots of love,
Arlyn and David
Talking music on KVNF
with David, Arlyn, Alicia and Jeannette from the NFVERMP (North Fork Valley Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project)
A sneak preview of some marimba tunes
Thursday, November 13 at 6pm (mtn time) 90.9fm
worldwide at www.kvnf.org
David Performs with Celebrate The Beat in Crested Butte
Thursday, November 13th, 6pm at the Crested Butte Community School
Rivers of the World
Fundraiser Concert and Silent Auction for the North Fork Valley Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project on Saturday, November 15th. At the Blue Sage in Paonia. Doors open at 6:15pm, concert at 7pm, $15 (purchase tickets online here or in person at the Blue Sage). The music will feature marimba ensemble music stemming from the southern African region with other fun surprises. Besides marimbas there will be flutes, choir, percussion, and more….
The musicians of the evening will include David Alderdice, Arlyn Deva Alderdice, Jeannette Carey, Susan Ellinger, Eric and Aja from the Carbondale Rhythm Collective, a few local hand-picked music students, the Hotchkiss High School Choir, and other special guests.
Featuring the Altius Quartet. Formed in 2011 the Altius Quartet has quickly become one of the most exciting young ensembles in the United States. The Quartet has received numerous awards, including the Silver Medal at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the First Prize at both the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition, and the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The Altius Quartet is currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder where they are mentored by the Takács Quartet.
Please mark the date on your calendar and join us for a fabulous show.
If you would like to get involved, find out about playing opportunities, donate a service or an item to the silent auction, or if you would just like to learn more, visit www.embodyingrhythm.com/marimba
We have some exciting items for the silent auction which will be open all day November 15th at the Blue Sage. These include gift certificates from Flying Fork Cafe & Bakery, Back Country Coffee, Margaret Gilfoyle, Studio Bija, City Market, Hardin’s Natural Foods, & music lessons. Plus CD’s, books, greeting cards, a hat, Boone’s Hooks, and more. Bid early, bid often.
Saturday, November 22
Embodying Rhythm will provide live music during Zimbabwean sculptor Ellard Alfred’s art opening: From the Scrapyard to the Gallery: Found Objects in Action. He will be presenting his figures of FOUND ART at The Blue Sage on Saturday, November 22 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On display will be over 25 pieces of original works. This will be an evening of African food, wine and music. Ellard’s work shows well in both gardens and homes.
Thursday, November 27th
Thanksgiving at the Heideman’s
meditation, chanting, marimba music, potluck, and evening Dances of Universal Peace
starting at 3:00pm
872-2172 for more information and directions
Saturday, December 6
David Alderdice will perform in a Jazz Trio as part of Elsewhere Studio’s Fundraiser Masquerade Ball
Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
-Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)
Stay together, friends.
Don’t scatter and sleep.
Our friendship is made
of being awake.
The waterwheel accepts water
and turns and gives it away,
That way it stays in the garden,
whereas another roundness rolls
through a dry riverbed looking
for what it thinks it wants.
Stay here, quivering with each moment
like a drop of mercury.
-Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)