Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fourth Sundays: Silver Sounds

It's time again for another wonderful concert to help our nonprofit save and share Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts.

Come hear Silver Sounds from 3-5 p.m. this coming Sunday at the Gathering Hall, 127 N. San Gorgonio Avenue, Banning. Just $10.

Silver Sounds is a flute choir. With the voices of flutes of all sizes — piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes, contra-bass, E-flat, and G-treble — Silver Sounds shares joyful music, from classical to jazz, and everything between. 

Silver Sounds has performed at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, The Redlands Bowl, Redlands Market Night, local churches, malls and other public locations. And now these wonderful musicians will be at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's Gathering Hall, already well-known for its wonderful acoustics. Come enjoy the music!

About Silver Sounds
Silver Sounds Flute Ensembles was founded in February 1993 by Jackie Aronowitz as a performing outlet for flute players.  This ensemble gives its members the unique opportunity to play in ensembles other than bands or orchestras.  Since its founding, the group has grown so that there are now two separate groups with different skill levels.  There are no age limitations.  Members of the “A” group have only been playing a few years, and are working on notes and tone, while the “B” group is for the more advanced student whose focus is more on style, musicality, and the performance of flute choir literature.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Make Music!

Deer hooves, seashells, turtle shells, gourds, and wooden sticks all have something in common: They were used to make Native American musical instruments.

Come learn all about Native American music in Dorothy Ramon Learning Center’s Second Saturday Sidewalk Storytelling program this Saturday (March 10) at the Center, corner of San Gorgonio Avenue and Hays Street in Banning.

Flutemakers Marvin Yazzie (Navajo) and his wife, Jonette, will host the family-friendly free event, which features Native American stories, songs, crafts for kids and fun. 

Try playing a flute; learn a song. Information: 951.849.7736. or