The Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian dance

The Ariose Singers

Bill Walker

Electric Guitar

Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble

AVANT GARDEN ALOHA — A Benefit Celebration

Sunday, June 10, 2018 • 2-6pm

2701 Monterey Ave., Soquel, CA


2:00 pm    Front Stage  Bill Walker, solo electric slide guitar
2:30          Front Stage  Music for Three Bongos (2017)   Steed Cowart 9:30
                      I. Brisk
                      II. Dirge
III. Son Cubano (with a nod to James Tenney)

                  Jon Myers, Henry Wilson, Ed Garcia

Dancing Solo (1994), Libby Larsen (10:00)
                 James Pytko, clarinet
                 Three Little Multiverses (2017) – Susan Alexjander 8:34
Texts by Lou Harrison
Sheila Willey, soprano; Kyle Bruckmann, English Horn; Jennifer Cass, harp; Kristin Garbeff, cello

3:15           Front Stage Guitar trios – Philip Collins
                  Froggr I By Land
                  Froggr II By Water
                   Philip Collins, Matthew Robidoux, Marc Zollinger, guitars
Steed Cowart, Conductor

Rear StageAriose Singers
                  Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Christopher Pratorius Gomez
                   Movements 1 – 3
                   Two Rounds, Larry Polansky
                   Because, John Lennon
                   Luakini, and Sweet Lei Mamo, Princess Lili Oukalani

Rear Stage – The Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance
                    Lorraine Kalei Kinnamon of Santa Cruz, Director

4:45            Last Call Silent Auction
(Putting Green in Back)                             
5:00            Rear StageSinging Wood Marimba Ensemble, Laura Mallon, Director
                   Traditional music of Zimbabwe and Santa Cruz

6:00            Gates close


Avant Garden Aloha

A bENEFIT FOR NewmusicWorks Ensemble

SuNdAy, JuNE 10, 2018, 2–6pm,
2701 Monterey Ave.
Soquel, CA

Philip Collins, Conductor
Works by Susan Alexjander, Libby Larson, Steed Cowart and others.

The Te Hau Nui School of Hula
and Tahitian dance
Lorraine Kalei Kinnamon
of Santa Cruz, Director

The Ariose Singers
Camille Couture, Director

Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble
Laura Mallon, Director

Bill Walker
Atmospheric electric slide guitar


  • Savor fresh tea and gentle company in a quiet garden pocket. Hosted by Hidden Peak Teahouse
  • An Action-packed Auction: Silent and Live Dimensions with Auctioneer, including a six-day South African Safari offered by Zulu Nyala
  • A tropical afternoon, tucked amid Robert Eberle’s lush floral gardens
  • Strumming and Drumming of Islandic persuasions!
  • Luxuriate and listen; dance, dine, and shop even!

And we’re just gettin’ started!!
chef Jozseph Schultz:
A uniquely scrumptious celebration of oceanic cuisines

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