Sunday, July 14, 2013

Don't Miss Lionheart on July 28

This Concert is Sunday, July 28
Performing in 2012 (Pat Murkland Photo)
On Sunday, July 28, Lionheart will fill our Gathering Hall with a Celtic-inspired blend of voices and musical instruments. Lionheart, a quartet weaving a tapestry of music including Celtic, world traditions, classical, pop, rock and originals, will perform a concert celebrating Banning's centennial. 
Guitar music,  traditional and non-traditional (Photo by Pat Murkland)
The concert is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at 127 N. San Gorgonio, Banning. 
 (Photo by Pat Murkland)
The quartet led by Giselle L. Marciszewski presents a sometimes driving, yet sometimes haunting soundscape, including acoustic 6- & 12-string guitars, classical guitar, baritone and soprano vocals, oboe, English horn, Irish pennywhistles, recorder, keyboard, double bass, electric bass and percussion. 
Photo by Pat Murkland
Admission is $10 and benefits the Center.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Calling all Dragonflies

When the dragonflies come to you, the Ushkana lullaby says, it's because you're open to them and calm in spirit. If you're in inner turmoil, they'll stay away.
Ernest H. Siva (Pat Murkland Photo)
Our Head Dragonfly, Center President and Founder Ernest H. Siva, will share this beautiful song and more as a special guest of the Dragonfly Winds Flute Class on Saturday starting at 5 p.m., 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Come hear Native American stories and songs.

The class, led by members of the Inland Empire Flute Circle, meets every second Saturday to play Native American wooden flutes. Beginners are welcome, and if you don't have a flute, the teachers will loan you one. 

The emphasis is on playing from the heart. The gentle creativity of the Native American flute certainly helps one remain open for any and all dragonflies to come. Please do. 

Your $10 will go to Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's work to save and share Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history, and music and traditional arts.
Information: 951.849.7736.