PASADENA, Calif., September 14, 2011 – Boston Court Performing Arts Center and Music at the Court Artistic Director Mark Saltzman present “A Week of Heaven” as the kickoff to the 2011 Fall Music Series. All performances take place in the Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. A Week of Heaven begins Tuesday, September 27 at 8pm with SoulAviv.
SoulAviv was formed in 2007, and in four short years they have earned a reputation as one of the most exciting new vocal groups in Jewish Music.
Jessica Rivera, Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm. With her uncommonly beautiful vocal luster and exceptional musical intelligence, the ravishing Los Angeles based soprano has established herself as one of the premiere interpreters of 20th and 21st century music. Her deeply spiritual connection and religious convictions, along with an innate ability to communicate intense emotional expression in her voice, make her singing truly the extension of her soul.
ADAAWE, Thursday, September 29 at 8pm. ADAAWE is seven diverse women, creating music of the voice and drum! ADAAWE’s melting pot of talent, originates from Kenya, Israel, Panama, Morocco and the United States. ADAAWE’s style is an international fusion of “high-octane” African percussion, R&B funk, Gospel-infused lyrics and pure joy.
The Arohi Ensemble, Friday, September 30 at 8pm. Arohi plays ragajazz, featuring original compositions and improvisation steeped in the classical ragas and rhythmic dynamism and excitement of Indian music. Their global approach to creative music also incorporates authentic traditions from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe along with jazz and the layered counterpoint of western chamber music.
WAH! Saturday, October 1, at 8pm. Wah! is a music legend in the yoga world, creating Eastern tinged, hip music for yoga and meditation centers. What lies underneath her music is a lifelong dedication to spiritual practice. Concerts include Sanskrit chanting, storytelling and songs in English; the atmosphere is festive and jubilant.
Boston Court is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of Boston Court supporters and contributors. Music at the Court is the music presentation arm of Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Michael Seel, Executive Director, Mark Saltzman, Artistic Director.