Friday, February 13, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Welcome back for another exciting weekend of arts and music here at The Buttonwood Tree! We hope you'll come to participate in some of the exciting events we have going on here. Our premier event this weekend is the Alturas Duo, who will be filling our venue and our ears with a unique blend of South American folk music and Classical styles from Europe and beyond, tonight at 7! Unfortunately, our Saturday night event, the Meet Your Mates Potluck Party is cancelled due to inclement weather. However, we'll still be hosting the Aligned With Source Workshop Saturday morning, and on Sunday Food Not Bombs. 

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Alturas Duo
2/13, @7PM. $10

The Alturas Duo has been recognized as one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The only group of its kind, the Duo was formed with the idea of playing South American and classical music by bringing together the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar, and in doing so, creating passionate music that moves at ease between the Baroque, South American folk rhythms and new pieces written especially for the Duo.

The Duo has performed in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and throughout the US and Puerto Rico including recitals at: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, the Music Mountain Chamber Music Series, La Guitarra California, and the 34th International Viola Congress. Always in search of new music and collaborations, the Duo has performed with artists as diverse as: charango virtuoso Ernesto Cavour, guitarist and composer Horacio Salinas; flutists Nicole Esposito and Janet Arms, and quena virtuoso Marcelo Pena-Lobo; pianist Polly Ferman and Argentine bandoneon legend, Daniel Binelli; the Choral Arts Society of Washington D.C., Coral Cantigas, the Voce Choir of Hartford; and recently premiered “El vuelo de tu alma” by Javier Farias with the New Orchestra of Washington, DC.. The Duo has held residencies at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil and the Hartt School of Music; and has been a featured performer on NPR. The Duo has worked closely with many composers and has premiered dozens of commissions, arrangements and transcriptions including recent works by; Javier Farias, Raimundo Penaforte, Alexander Silas Walker, Ben Starr and Ronald Pearl. The Duo took First Prize at the 2006 New England International Chamber Music Competition, and won the 2009 CMA / ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Finally, the Duo is a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the Chilean-American Foundation and has recently been named “Artist in Residence” for the Intake Organization whose goal is to promote the use and understanding of South American instruments and music.
Reserve Your Seat.

The 2013-14 concert season will see the Duo maintaining a busy schedule of concerts, master classes and lectures including premieres by Masatora Goya, Russell Nadel and performances in Chile, Bolivia, Guatemala and throughout the United States.

Listen to their music here

The name Alturas (Spanish for heights) is derived from the poem “Alturas de Macchu Picchu” by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973).
Aligned with Source Workshop: A Perfect Match
February 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
A Perfect Match: Have you found your soul-mate?
We all yearn for the perfect match, the perfect “Other Half”. But what are we really looking for?

A Workshop – Aligned With Source: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy

A Spiritual & Holistic Healer from India, Annaita is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of situations. In these inter-active workshops, Annaita seeks to empower, sharing her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality, enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy, fulfilled and confident life.

Life is never easy and change must come from within. In today’s environment of hardship, ill-health,
corruption and inequality it is often difficult to see the Light. The purpose of this workshop is to empower you to see yours.

Be the change you wish to see. All you need is Willingness

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