Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View
>by Aaron Rowan
>Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik
>³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang
>Amadeus Mozart.
>The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at
>Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues
>in Modesto, we¹ve seen our share of standing-ovation talent take the stage
>in this DIY space since opening two years ago. Our finale concert on June
>20 will showcase one of my personal favorite instruments, which I don¹t
>get to feature often enough – the flute, played here by international
>touring musician Rebecca Kleinmann. Rebecca moves effortlessly between
>numerous styles including jazz improv, flamenco, and Brazilian choro. Her
>Quarteto Jacaré features fellow international artists Rafael Amarante on
>guitar, Rafael Barata on drums and Scott Thompson on bass. This exciting
>new group features original music composed by all band members as well as
>new takes on Brazilian classics. ŒJacaré¹ is Portuguese for Œalligator,¹
>and as someone once said about Beethoven¹s music, ³he puts doves and
>crocodiles in the same cage.² You can bet that Rebecca and friends will
>bring the same dynamic to wrap up our season. Catch them up-close and
>intimate on Thursday 6/20 at 8pm, $20 cash at the door. Find Moon &
>Sixpence at 500 9th St. between E & F, in the courtyard to the left of El
>Sol. RSVP for seats to modestounplugged@yahoo.com.
>While we take the summer off from hosting in the Moonhouse, Modesto
>Unplugged¹s endless spring of fresh acoustic sounds will be flowing each
>and every weekend at The Dragonfly Art For Life. This lovely art gallery
>is transformed into a semi-listening room from 7:30-9:00pm each Friday
>evening. June¹s offerings include Stockton folk-rock duo Vodessa (6/7),
>and singer-songwriters James Houlahan, Ben de la Cour & Tawnee Kendall,
>and Grover Anderson on the 14th, 21st and 28th. $10 gets you an evening of
>song plus a glass of wine; and you can also try your hand at paint-pouring
>for an extra fee.
>Take a day trip to San Francisco on Saturday June 8 to experience one of
>the coolest acoustic music gatherings in the state, the SF Free Folk
>Festival held at Everett Middle School. This is my 7th straight year
>attending, and numerous fantastic acts I¹ve featured here are people I
>first met there. Modesto/SF based folk duo Mark & Cindy Lemaire will
>appear on the main stage, and MAMA Award winner Tina Louise Barr will
>teach an autoharp workshop. Dirty Cello, Brother Spellbinder, the Dunsmuir
>Scottish Dancers, and Brass Farthing are just some of the exciting live
>acts you should be sure to catch. Find the full program and info at
>sffolkfest.org. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO
>UNPLUGGED. www.modestounplugged.com.

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