Photograph of the Week
October 4, 2018: Autumn meets Winter in Outing after an early season snowfall of 2” - photo by Kendra Boblett
Aby Wolf will presents “Champagne Confetti” November 1 at Chalberg Theater, Brainerd
Twin Cities based composers and performers Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson will present Champagne Confetti, an evening of new electro-acoustic works featuring a cast of renowned musicians as comfortable in experimentation as virtuosity at The Chalberg Theater at 7:30pm on November 1st, 2018. Blurring the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B, Champagne Confetti delivers a gateway from near-silent meditation to full harmonic abundance, experienced as a union of sonic dreamstates and coursing, rhythmic waves of unbounded sound.
Inspired by the imminent universal need to find footing in an unstable world, these new compositions explore uncertainty, on both a personal and global scale. Through a creative process based in improvisation, and the resulting atypical song structures, Champagne Confetti is a practice in embracing uncertainty. The new work is about choosing community to find belonging in the unknown. Banding together as artists and musicians, and prioritizing solidarity and communion to generate positive change, uniting through artistic growth.
Aby Wolf is the recipient of a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour grant that along with support from Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center (Chalberg Theater) brings this exciting new project and residency to the Brainerd community. Aby Wolf and the ensemble will be engaging a wide range of Brainerd schools, organizations, and community members in workshops pop-up performances and other activities throughout the week of October 29-November 2 including The Center, The Shop, Bethany Good Samaritan, and Area Education Center amongst others.
First Annual Rock it Forward
Saturday, October 20th is the date for the First Annual Rock It Forward Concert featuring Zeppo, playing the music of Led Zeppelin, with special guests, lakes area favorite Wyld Ryce, to benefit the Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund.
This all-ages event will be held at Pine Peaks Events Center, located at 39957 Swanburg Rd South, just south of CR 1 between Emily and Pine River, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are $20, with all ticket sales donated to the fund. Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets and will also be available at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3601916.
The Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund at the St Joseph's Foundation/Essentia Health was established by Wayne and Sylvia Swanson of Breezy Point. The fund was founded as a way to provide financial assistance for basic living expenses to lakes area residents who are undergoing cancer treatments. The Swansons have raised tens of thousands of dollars through their annual golf tournament every August. For more on the Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund, visit: www.cancerhelpessentiahealth.org/CancerHelp_Essentia_
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