Winter Solstice, A World Musical Journey

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Library Auditorium

Winter Solstice, A World Musical Journey In the dark of December, we gather with ancient instruments and objects from world cultures - Japanese bamboo flute, Tibetan singing bowls, faerie bells, Irish flute and more - to honor the shortening of the days, and celebrate the return of the light. Inspired by the magical sounds from cultures around the world, join our performers to create and share stories of the season and songs to warm our hearts.

Darius Kaufmann performs on a wide range of world wind and percussion instruments. Trained as a classical musician, he found himself drawn to the magical sounds of instruments from around the world. He recorded with Tom Chapin on the Grammy-nominated children’s CD “Around the World and Back Again” and has appeared on numerous T.V. shows, including the Tonight Show and NBC Today. His music has been aired on National Public Radio, and the sounds of his glass harmonica were heard in the Academy Award-winning film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Ron Pizzi studied shamanic journeying with Lynn Andrews and for 10 years led shamanic drumming circles in NY. In 2001 he began sharing his extensive world instrument collection with the general public. Ron currently performs on percussion, didjeridoo and singing bowls, bringing the powerful sounds of his instruments to audiences throughout the Northeast in his programs with Darius Kaufmann and “Journeys With Sound”. His continuing passion is to share sacred sounds with others to enable them to have their own wondrous experiences.

Tony Mercurio performs on singing bowls, didjeridoo and percussion, as well as being a guitarist, singer and song-writer. “Honoring Music and Spirit … I have been doing this all of my life. I wish nothing more than to see great peace and joy for myself and for those in and around my life.

Tickets available at the Adult Services Desk
$3 adults/$2 students and seniors