Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

B-Side Players
B-Side Players
www.thebsideplayers.com

B-Side Players
Thursday, Jul 09, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with the Food For Ascension Cafe - $49.00


The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horn driven polyrhythmic groove. They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogaloo into the mix.

The B*Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable Latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, Latin flavored soul music. The Players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness; meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind body and soul.
Advance: $17.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $14.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $22.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $19.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Film - The Biology of Belief
www.brucelipton.com

Film - The Biology of Belief
Presented by "Movies That Matter"
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Jul 10, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Movies That Matter Tucson continues with the Best of Series: Dr. Bruce Lipton and the Biology of Belief

We all somehow “know” that the mind/body connection is key to real health. Are you tired of trying to find the words that describe how the mind and body are related, and why their relationships are important for proper health?

A renaissance in cellular biology has led to a new understanding of the mechanisms of the mind body connection! Research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., introduces a long-awaited paradigm shift in the biomedical sciences. The new science will inspire your spirit, engage your mind and challenge your creativity as you comprehend the enormous real potential for applying this information in your life and in your profession.

Day of Show: $10.00
Local Musicians Showcase
Local Musicians Showcase
www.petermclaughlin.info
www.robynlandis.com
www.reverbnation.com
Local Musicians Showcase
w/ Peter McLaughlin, Robyn Landis, Rudy Cortese & Friends
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe - $42

Join us for an evening of Tucson folk at its finest. Peter McLaughlin and Robyn Landis will be teaming up for a set and Rudy Cortese with Cadillac Mountain will also be performing.

Guitarists/Singers/Songwriters Peter McLaughlin and Robyn Landis will be teaming up to front a set and Banjo/Mandolin wiz Rudy Cortese and picker, Joel Leland fronting their bluegrass/folk/roots band, Cadillac Mountain.

Peter McLaughlin has been touring nationally and internationally for more than 35 years and now plays with Tucson’s Sonoran Dogs. Peter started playing the guitar at the age of eight and was very soon jamming at bluegrass festivals and fiddler conventions. He lived in Denmark in the early 70s, and attended a Danish high school. There, he was fortunate to play music and become close friends with the talented guitarist Mike Wollenberg, who currently resides in the woods of Canyon, California. In the 80’s he moved to Tucson and has become one of our local boasts for musical talent.

Robyn Landis is a songwriter of unusual literacy, unflinching honesty and evocative imagery. Her powerful command of songcraft and fierce sense of justice prompts frequent comparisons to Richard Shindell. A poet from age four, Robyn has been a professional writer all her life, publishing magazine pieces at 16 and two best-selling books in her 20s before turning her attention to music. Her literary gifts and skills proved transferable, and earned her quick recognition as a lyricist. Robyn has garnered more than 55 songwriting honors since 2005, including first place at Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Grand Prize in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, 2009 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and 2012 Wildflower! Festival Songwriting Contest Winner. She also received honorable mentions in the prestigious Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Telluride Troubadors competitions.

Rudy Cortese and Joel Leland are the foundation of Cadillac Mountain bluegrass band. Rudy and Joel are favorites on the Tucson music scene and are set to offer up something extra special at the Sea Of Glass. Rudy is a three time winner of Four Corner States Banjo championship, is a published singer/songwriter and has played professionally for more than 30 years. Joel is a talented guitarist/vocalist on the Tucson music scene for 25 years who also plays with Degrees Plato and the Casco Bay Boys. They will be joined by Jess Barry on fiddle and Katy Car on bass. Jess is a winner of the Arizona State Fiddle Championship and former fiddler for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Katy has been a multi-talented musician for most of her life and is the former bassist for the Mole Hill Orchestra.

These featured musicians will be joined by other Tucson talent to be announced so stay tuned!

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).

http://www.petermclaughlin.info/

http://www.robynlandis.com/

https://www.reverbnation.com/rudycortese
Advance: $10.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $7.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Steven Graves Band
Steven Graves Band
stevengravesmusic.com

Steven Graves Band
Friday, Jul 24, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Café - $47

Steven’s musical career is unfolding just as is his dream and vision for a better world. In just three short years since committing to a full-time career in music, he has released five CDs. Time Will Tell – his most recent – is his third full-length CD. Music from the heart, organic, socially conscious and thought-provoking are just some of the adjectives used to describe his music. Embracing sounds from the early California Country songwriters (Eagles, J. Brown, etc), Steven takes off into his own original musical expressions unafraid to let the music unfold in its most authentic form.

In January 2012, Steven released Matter of Time which had its title-track reach #8 on the Relix Magazine/Jambands.com music chart. In addition, the song placed high on other national and international music charts. In November of the same year, he released a 6-track EP, Let it Ride, which reached #13 on the Roots Music Chart. The song “Take a Stand” peaked at #11 on the New Music Weekly Country Music Chart gathering over 28,000 spins on country music radio.

In addition to these accomplishments, his song “White Buffalo,” from the Matter of Time CD, was nominated for a Native American Music Award in 2012. Steven has created a website, White Buffalo Project, to raise awareness of Native American spiritual and cultural traditions and the plight of these communities which are stricken with severe poverty and other societal problems. One hundred percent of the proceeds from downloads of Steven’s music from this site goes to grassroots organizations dedicated to helping Native American communities.

Steven’s unique and inspiring sound reflects his roots as a Californian, seamlessly blending elements of folk-rock, Americana, country, jazz and blues with his socially-conscious lyrical style. The influences of Dylan, Lennon, Marley, The Band, Neil Young (whom Graves’ voice is eerily reminiscent of) and others, who have infused their music with social and political meaning, echo throughout Graves’ artistry. The masterful way in which Steven combines the wide breadth of musical styles propels his messages of peace, love and understanding into the hearts and minds of all who listen.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Tango Milonga


Tango Milonga
Saturday, Aug 01, 2015
Event Begins at 7:45 PM
Join us for a night of Argentine Tango dancing until midnight on the beautiful wood floor of Sea of Glass!


From 8:00-9:00pm there will be a dance class and then a Tango Milonga to follow!  Class is $5.00;  Milonga is $10.00

A "Tango Milonga" is a social open dance event which is the core of Argentine tango culture. DJ'd music is from tango’s “Golden Age” (1930s-50s). DJ: Paul Akmajian. There will be “tandas” (sequences of three to four songs by the same orchestra) and “cortinas” (short breaks where dancers leave the dance floor and choose a new partner for the next tanda). No partner necessary, and non-dancers are also welcome to enjoy the music and atmosphere!

Refreshments and drinks served, and dining and drinks also available at the all organic, locavore's paradise Food For Ascension Cafe next door.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org

Divine Administration Seminar
For serious spiritual seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 07, 2015
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Event Begins at 3:00 PM
Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA) is hosting a Divine Administration Seminar for serious spiritual seekers -- potential Destiny Reservists. Topics include the physics of rebellion, ascension science, protected and sacred areas, the five epochal revelations for humankind, the cosmology of the master universe, starseed children, and interuniversal genetics.

The concept of Divine Administration management is working in conjunction with unseen but ever-present celestial personalities. The growth of GCCA/Divine Administration over the last 25 years (now with more than 120 quality change agents from all over the world) and the manifestation of the organization's diversified ministries complement the claim of working in liaison with spirit counterparts. Presenters include Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Psychologist; Landau Lawrence, M.D.; Len'Mana Lee Ed.D., and Founders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase.

The seminar is held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona – a beautiful 220-acre EcoVillage in a sacred area known to the indigenous inhabitants as the "palm of God's hand".

$500 for early registration before July 7th ($700 after). Includes lodging and organic meals. Certificates of Completion given to participants. All seminar and workshop proceeds benefit the Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage Agricultural Internships and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program - nonprofit service programs to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in various levels of healing, training, and education to actualize their dreams and talents.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org

Divine Administration Seminar
For Serious Spiritual Seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 07, 2015
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Weather Changes - Social - Political & Economic Disasters in Relationship to the Adjudication of the Bright & Morning Star vs. Lucifer
Protected and Safe Areas
Could you be a Destiny Reservist?
What is Epochal Revelation & the Importance of It?
presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase
Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion
presented by Dr. Landau Lawrence, M.D.
Starseed children in our midst: A case for multi-soul-age classrooms
presented by Dr. Len'Mana Lee, Ed.D
Group encounter of the cosmic family
presented by Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

A Certificate of Completion will be given for this Divine Administration Seminar

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona

Friday night 7:00 p.m. — arrive any time during the day before 3:00 p.m. to register.

Register a month or more in advance: $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival ($500 total, includes housing & organic meals).

Registration less than one month in advance: $700.

Camping is available if you want to and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good down sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you want to camp and do not have a tent, we do rent them for $7/night.

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
cosmopop.org

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band
An Evening of CosmoPop
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 14, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with the Food For Ascension Cafe - $50.00

TaliasVan is the musical name of Gabriel of Urantia, activist, author, and founder of Tucson’s Food For Ascension Café all-organic locavore restaurant and Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. CosmoPop is his unique style of spiritual vocal music he performs with his 9-piece band incorporating various genres such as mantra, jazz, rock, Celtic, world-fusion, country, classic, and more.

Music has been TaliasVan’s passion since the age of 6 when he started singing with street corner harmony groups in Pittsburgh. He recorded and performed with various professional groups and in nightclubs throughout the 60’s until 1970 when he had a spiritual awakening and devoted his musical talents to serving humanity. Soon after, he was led to Tucson and started “Son Light Ministries” at 630 N. 4th Avenue where he took in and cared for the homeless and disenfranchised. During that time, he performed as an opening artist for several famous Christian contemporary rock bands, such as Petra, Resurrection Band, and Servant.

Realizing his music did not fit the contemporary Christian category, TaliasVan pioneered “New Age Vocal” in Hollywood and was the first to put lyrics to new age style music in the 80’s with his vinyl Unicorn Love album. As he continued to grow and expand in his activism and social, spiritual and environmental consciousness, TalilasVan was led to Sedona where he developed and cultivated CosmoPop, music of the future for minds of the future. Set against a background of eclectic melodies, CosmoPop’s lyrics address the suffering of our times while giving hope for a better world to come.

TaliasVan’s music reflects his life’s work and journey (which led him back to Tucson in 2007) as a visionary; social, political and spiritual change agent; and cofounder of several nonprofit programs in service to humanity now operating in Tucson and Southern Arizona, such as the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Homeless Is Not My Choice, Soulistic Medical Institute and Hospice, Global Family Legal Services, and the Youth-At-Risk Arts Initiative, to name a few. He is also the founder of the Global Change Music nonprofit record label and manages several bands, as well as his 45-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra; constantly challenging his students to write songs of meaning, truth, and hope that will inspire listeners to help change the world and themselves for the better.

TaliasVan’s Bright & Morning Star Band complements his stylized vocals which express the height and depth of emotional experience, through lyrics that reveal the poetry and wisdom of one who has perpetually stood up for justice and righteousness. In the spirit of his vision for a world of peace, he began the Spiritualution℠—Justice to the People movement, a global spiritual-revolution of unity and love that continues to grow and inspire humanity towards global change. The Spiritualution banner has been in walks at Zuccotti Park in New York City, Washington, D.C. and many other Occupy sites across the U.S.

The August 14th concert is one of the fruits of the many seeds TaliasVan planted in Tucson in the 70’s coming to harvest. Showtime is 7:30PM. Proceeds benefit the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program and Avalon Gardens Internships.

To assist those in financial need, the Sea Of Glass offers an Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation voucher program where work and other forms of non-monetary reciprocation can be exchanged for vouchers for entertainment, classes, and food. Call 520-603-9932 to inquire.
Advance: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 9 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $24.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $21.00  |  Ages 9 - 11: $4.00
Blessed Feathers
www.blessedfeathers.com

Blessed Feathers
with opening act, Brett Newski
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Sep 11, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe is $42.00

The Blessed Feathers will be performing as a trio with core members, musical and romantic partners Donivan Berube and Jacquelyn Beaupre, joined by guitarist Ross Severson. Donivan hails from Florida where he grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. He taught himself guitar and grew up recording songs in his bedroom. He felt a calling to leave home and church at 17 in search of musical and spiritual expansion. He drove 36 hours from the Florida sunshine into a Wisconsin blizzard where he soon after met Jacquelyn Beaupre, who is now his partner in both music and life.

Blessed Feathers arose from Donivan's solo material, which he produced while living on a farm in Farmington, WI in 2009. Their music is optimistic, gleaming with a sense of appreciation for the things around them and the things within them. The pair likes to say that Jacquelyn plays everything and Donivan plays everything else, but a better way to put it is that together, they can play anything.

In 2013 Donivan and Jacquelyn left their jobs to tour full time and adopt a lifestyle of nomadic musicians. Since coming together they have produced 4 albums and are set to launch their 5th this Fall. Since going full-time on the road the Blessed Feathers have built a buzz locally and nationally, especially after an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition which went viral and stirred much controversy regarding Donivan’s decision to leave the Jehovah’s Witness church to marry outside of the faith and live a nomadic life as a traveling musician.

Blessed Feathers have been featured by Paste magazine, on NPR, and in the SXSW Festival, as well as many other notable festivals and venues around the U.S.

Opening performer, Brett Newski, is a folk rock singer songwriter from Milwaukee who has spent the last four years writing hundreds of songs and touring the world. In 2011 Brett bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok and spent six months recording in dirt-floored, makeshift studios in the hills of Thailand, Vietman, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. He now plays more than 200 shows a year around the world including Europe, Australia, and South Africa.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $10.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $7.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
www.reverbnation.com

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe - $45.00

Award-winning actor, director, and Native American Indian activist Gary Farmer, best known for his roles in films like 'Dead Man' with Johnny Depp, 'Pow Wow Highway', 'Smoke Signals', and 'Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai' with Forrest Whitaker, brings his 5-piece blues, roots and jam band to Tucson.

Farmer was born in Ohsweken, Ontario into the Cayuga Nation and Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy. After more than 100 appearances in television shows and movies, Farmer retired from the Screen Actors Guild and began focusing on music. Farmer chose to play the blues in homage to his Native heritage. According to Farmer, the Tuscarora Indians joined the Iroquois Confederacy around the same time that slavery was still going on in the U.S., allowing the two cultures to mix while working in the fields. Together, Native American and African music mixed and eventually formed what we know as the blues: The foundation for the modern music of today.

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers play both originals and covers, especially the music of classic blues artists like John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Etta James and Howlin’ Wolf. Farmer picked up the harmonica as a teenager and taught himself to play, jamming with bands across Canada and the U.S. When he was working as a touring actor, he would stop at clubs and sit in with the musicians. “I was on the road all my life as an actor and the harp became my friend,” he explained. “The harp has always been my voice.” Farmer was also one of the driving forces behind the launch of the Aboriginal Voices Radio Network.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Earth Harmony Festival
earthharmonyfestival.org

Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 03, 2015
Sunday, Oct 04, 2015
Event Begins at 10:30 AM
GET “OUT OF THE BOX AND INTO THE GARDEN” AT OUR 4TH ANNUAL EARTH HARMONY FESTIVAL!

Mother Earth shares everything of herself with her children, and it is time we share more, take less, respect and preserve her natural beauty. Humanity needs to come out of the age of greed and competition and into the age of love and cooperation.
Through education, understanding, selflessness, and a commitment to peace and unity without uniformity, we can be a part of restoring the balance to our own lives and to the planet. The Earth Harmony Festival is about creating Light & Life. It is a celebration and an honoring of all things beautiful, true, and good.

The Earth Harmony Festival is an all-ages event with hands-on activities for the whole family:
• Live Music
• Food
• Arts & Crafts
• Eco Booths
• Organic Garden & Eco-Village Tours
• Children's Village Activities
• Camping
• Pony Rides
• Fun & Friendship

Admission to the festival is FREE. Tours and activities by donation.

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org

Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.

Harold Jones'
haroldhjones.com

Harold Jones' "Ode To Godot" Photography Exhibit
Held in the CosmoArt Studio
CosmoArt Studio
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
In celebration of his 75th birthday, join us in the CosmoArt Studio October 6th through October 25th for “Ode To Godot”, an exhibition of photographer, Harold Jones’ recent works.

Harold Jones (b. 1940) has contributed to photography as an artist, educator, curator, and arts administrator. Born in Morristown, NJ, he graduated with a BFA in Painting and Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in Art History and Photography from the University of New Mexico. In 1971, Jones became the first director of LIGHT Gallery in New York City, the first gallery to exclusively represent contemporary photographers such as Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer. He would later go on to become the founding director of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ, and to start the photography program at the University of Arizona where he taught for 30 years. Presently he is professor emeritus and volunteer coordinator of the Voices of Photography oral history project at the Center.

Harold Jones’s photography is difficult to categorize, and there are no generalizations that satisfactorily describe his varied body of work. His original training in painting and photography led to a practice that Jones referred to as “photodrawings” – gelatin silver prints worked with a variety of hand-colored surfaces. The resulting images are unique and cannot be duplicated. Jones’ approach has varied within his unaltered prints as well. He has worked with both multiple and long-duration exposures to capture motion.

Jones’s subjects are everyday objects arranged in compositions that require viewing and re-viewing. The photographer has described his delight in the process in which a person moves beyond a superficial reading of his work for closer inspection. His images reinforce the idea that a world continues beyond the picture plane; that one is seeing a fragment of a larger whole. Although he often photographs mundane objects, such as a water tower or laundry hanging, his unusual vantage points or unexpected cropping, produce a range of effects from humor to mystery.

Prints of Harold’s works will be available for sale at the Sacred Treasures store next to the CosmoArt Studio. For more information call 520-307-5192.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
How to Build an EcoVillage
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts to share the fruit of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Additional Details

A certificate of completion is given for the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.
Register a month or more in advance for only $500 and save $200! Pay $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival. Includes housing and organic meals for duration of stay.
Registration less than one month in advance is $700.
Camping is optional and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you need a tent, we can provide one for $7/night.
A tour of the facilities will be held on Thursday.


OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (recommended as it is only half-price).

This Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar is for those who really want to try to start their own EcoVillage and explains what that will take. Although it has information on sustainability, it is not a Hands-in-the-Soil experience. It is academic in nature. If you want a Hands-in-the-Soil experience, it would be best to come and take an agricultural internship.

The Crystal Trio
www.crystaltrio.com

The Crystal Trio
From Siberia
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Mar 11, 2016
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
In 2001 far away in Siberia, Russia, a group known as Crystal Trio began performing on crystal glass. Today these professional musicians: Igor Sklyarov, Vladimir Popras and Vladimir Perminov, play special instruments made from glass: Glass Harp, Verrophone and Glass Panflute Bass.

Glass Music, an ancient art that had success in many noble houses of Europe, Russia and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, was often included as an integral part of the symphony orchestra. Crystal Trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments.

The current repertoire includes variations of popular classical melodies of Mozart, Boccherini, Glinka, and Vivaldi, in addition to original pieces written specifically for crystal glass. The mysterious, gentle murmurs of crystal glass allow the listener to understand known melodies in a new fashion; it opens secret, unexpected sides of classical musical pieces.

Glass Music is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Recently Crystal Trio held a series of concert tours, playing in Russia, Europe and Japan.

One journalist asked the musicians: “What is the secret of extraction of sounds from a glass?” The musicians answered, “It is very important how the fingers adjoin to glass. It is a skill of touch.” The secret of the special sound in the crystal (also known as a harmonic glass or harmonic crystal) is hidden in the special designs of the musical instruments. Also, the skill of touching the thin sides of the glass flasks on the Verrophone and glass harp and the continuous stream of air on the glass-flute contribute to this heavenly sound.

The sound of the harmonic glass will remind you of the murmur of a mountain stream, a soft, windy breeze, or mysterious wordless singing. This special art of playing on a harmonic glass reaches back many centuries, and it was widely performed by the royal orchestras and theatres between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For a long time this art form was forgotten, but during the twentieth century it regained popularity.

Crystal Trio is one of the first professional ensembles who have returned to this type of music, and they have performed for audiences worldwide.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00