Quarantine Musical Experience

Quarantine Musical Experience


Michael McGushin- “Yeats Songs” (February 2020)


Hyo-shin Na- “Fellini Dreaming” (February 2020)


Phil Collins- “Going Places” (February 2020)

Safari Tour Raffle Winners!

Silent Auction Prize: Zulu Nyala Safari Tour

Christine Reyes and Caitlin Brune were winners at our Silent Auction, held at the “Avant Garden Party” on June 10, 2018.  Christine and Caitlin describe their Safari experience as magical and fascinating. They captured many of the highlights on film, and we offer here a mere  sprinkling of the spectacles they captured.

On June 9, 2019 Tour Will Be Auctioned Again!

The Zulu Nyala Safari Tour will again be among the offerings at our upcoming Silent Auction, June 9, 2019, as part of New Music Works’ Avant Garden Party. This year’s Silent Auction is shaping up to be our best and biggest yet, with items ranging from the South African Safari, to hotel stays, sailing charters, and so much more!

Notes from Caitlin M. Brune:

“The Birthplace of Humanity. Homeland of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Playground for monkeys and zebras, rhinos and elephants, Cape buffalo, Nyala, giraffe and cheetah. Begin your day in an open air vehicle, beholding the burnt orange sun rising over miles and miles of Acacia-studded grasslands.

“Meditate on the splendor of the cheetah awakening, behaving like a common house cat. Catch the trumpet of elephants in the near distance. Later in the day, idle by the watering hole as hippos bob and surface, twirling their tiny ears, and Spoonbill storks slurp an afternoon meal along the water’s edge. Laze the by swimming pool or stroll the gardens of the beautifully-appointed Hluhluwe Heritage Reserve.

“Every moment awakens a new sense. Immerse in the diverse offerings of this vast and beautiful country, marveling at the magnificent natural resources and generous humans that make South Africa such an unforgettable place to visit.” 

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. ~ Dorothy Day 

Euripides musical by Collins slated for Sonoma Arts Live

A musical adaptation of Euripides’ Helen of Egypt, score by Philip Collins and translation by Mary-Kay Gamel, will be performed by Sonoma Arts Live this summer; Thursday June 30 through July 17 Rotary Stage Andrews Hall. Collins will conduct. Tickets will be available through SonomaArtsLive.org during their spring season.

photos by Steve Bartolomeo

photo by Daev Roehr