Braslavsky Ensemble/ Opening Gala
The Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is honored to welcome internationally renowned world musicians The Braslavksy Ensemble to inaugurate our month long Women's History Month. Honored by the French government for their role in maintaining cultural heritage , the Braslavsky Ensemble lives in Paris and tours around the world. They have recorded eight albums and been featured performers at world music festivals throughout Europe and Africa, including spectacles of music and spoken word at Le Theatre de Roi , Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Basilica of Mary Magdalene at Vezelay, bringing the history of women across the centuries to life. Catherine Braslavksy's haunting voice has been sought out for film and television projects while Joseph Rowe's prodigious percussion technique has graced the stage with Hamza El Din and the Grateful Dead. Their particular passion is to follow the thread of wisdom in all the world's traditions, and draw on a rich and diverse tradition of music that spans two thousand years. In this special program created to honor Women and the Search for Wisdom, they will offer a program that includes the 12th century Hildegard von Bingen, Troubadour music of France from the 14th century, ancient Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic chants and original compositions using first century texts in praise of of the sacred feminine which were recovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. Of their artistry it has been said that they are " astonishing in both musical breadth and emotional depth, an evening with Braslavsky Ensemble is not so much a concert as a profoundly moving and transformative event that will leave you connected to the vast expanse of history and the best of beauty that humanity can offer"
Join us for an unforgettable gala that includes a musical performance by this utterly unique husband and wife duo, followed by a wine and cheese reception toasting our artists and musicians as we open this month long exhibit in celebration of Women and the Search for Wisdom. Featured artists in the exhibit include Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Paola Gianturco, Rose Wognum Francis, Nancy Castille, Irene Belknap, Sue Ellen Parkinson, Mickey Fernandez, Kristin Acuna, Flora Aube, Bernell Loeb, Meri Furnari, Elizabeth Gibbons, Elaine Chan Scherer, Leslie Curchack, Cecelia Fuentes, Lauren Catalina, Katherine Salassi, Susan Audrey, Sue Hoya Sellars, Susan Stewart, Lynea Bernhard, Loretta Farley, Karuna Grace, Alexandra Hart, and Karen Nardi.
$25 general seating/$30 preferred balcony seating in advance
$30 general/$40 balcony seating at the door
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum (View)
20 4th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
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