Happy Spring. We hope you are well. Life continues to be incredibly full for us and this season is one where we spend time looking forward and planning the next cycle.
One of the things we’ve been planning is summercamp! Please click here for a link with the full details about our Marimba, Rhythm, and Music Summercamp. We’re really looking forward to immersing ourselves in music and nature for a week in July and hope you’ll join us if you are called. If you’re curious to see if deepening your relationship to music and life through marimba playing is for you, come to a workshop (details below) and check it out. We find that learning and playing marimba and rhythm instruments in a group setting teaches and embodies a lot of universal concepts that are applicable to any and all other art forms you might be learning or excited about.
Our next season’s World Music Concert Series has moved to the Paradise Theatre. We will be able to reveal the concerts to you very soon, when all the details are confirmed. We are excited for the new collaboration with the Paradise and look forward to bringing more world-class concerts to Paonia and the school-children of the area. Let us know if you would like to help bring the musicians into the local schools by underwriting all or part of a concert.
We’ve also been spending time in the recording studio with the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble; the album is coming together and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.
For your study/viewing pleasure here is a fun lesson on caxaxi shakers with David: https://youtu.be/EY1t034V6dc
Arlyn & David
Upcoming Marimba Workshops + Summercamp details
- Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2-5pm. $25. Marimba Workshop with David Alderdice, assisted by Arlyn Alderdice “It’s All About the Groove: Feeling the Pulse, Subdivisions, and Syncopation” – Keeping it fun and funky in 4/4. Please RSVP to this email for location, to save your spot, and for our planning purposes. For ages 10 through adult, some previous musical experience helpful.
- Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2-5pm. $25. Marimba Workshop with David Alderdice, assisted by Arlyn Alderdice “The Magic Power of Rhythms Based in 12” – Poly-rhythms and engaging the 6/8, 12/8,3/4, & 4/4 (with triplets) time-feels. $25 for this three-hour workshop. Please RSVP to this email for location, to save your spot, and for our planning purposes. For ages 10 through adult, some previous musical experience helpful.
- Sunday, July 15th, through Friday, July 20th, 2018 – Embodying Rhythm’s Marimba, Rhythm and Music Summercamp with David Alderdice and Arlyn Alderdice. This year’s camp will be located on private property outside Crawford, CO at the modern Clear Fork Lodge at the foot of Black Mesa. Experience the joy of making music in ensemble while learning fun, accessible, and applicable concepts about rhythm, melody, harmony, and groove. This camp is geared for returning students grades 6 through adult. Early registration by May 1st save $110. Please visit our website for pricing, schedule, and full details: http://embodyingrhythm.com/
- David Alderdice sits in with Il Divo Colorado
Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction.
Sunday, April 8, 3:00pm, Montrose Pavilion. Vocal Magic tickets more info: Il Divo Colorado A wonderful program for the whole family. The songs will include selections from classical, opera, pop, and classic rock music. Accompanying the singers will be Il Divo founder Kathryn Mientka and percussionist David Alderdice.
- Arlyn Alderdice will sing as part of the Paonia Community Choir. Join the community choir for songs about love in all it’s many forms, directed by Dylan Fixmer. Sunday April 29, 2:30pm at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.
- NFV Community & Parade Band Concert at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, CO
May 4. As part of a multi-school art opening. HHS jazz band will play at 6pm directed by Jeannette Carey followed by the NFV Community & Parade Band at 7pm directed by Jeannette Carey and David Alderdice.
- NFV Community & Parade Band at the Solar Fair in Paonia, CO
May 19, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm at Solar Energy International, 39845 Mathews Ln in Paonia. Led by David Alderdice and Jeannette Carey.
“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“Follow the rabbit holes that your intuition takes you down. Look deeper. Question your answers! Feel it all. Connect with nature every day (every single day!!!). And choose life over fear…again and again and again until you build a bridge to something real.” – Brooke Hampton