2015 Conference Concert Series

About the performers

Angela Falco, pianist, flutist, composer, educator and music therapist, shares a gift for composition that allows her to express herself through the power and beauty of music. Her goal is to touch the hearts of her listeners and to heal people with her songs. Angela earned a Masters Degree in Music Therapy and Certification in Special Education from Immaculata University, where she was a former faculty member.  Memorable performances include playing flute for former U.S. President Bill Clinton and an acknowledgement by the Grammy Association for her flute and piccolo contributions to the soundtrack song selection “Reach Out” in the two-time Grammy award winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.



Mahesh George Valiavila has been invited to perform from Bangalore, India. He is an Indian classical musician, with ghazals and contemporary music as his forte. He is a co-founder of Let There be YOGA where he practices Raga Therapy.Mahesh is a PhD Scholar at SVYASA University Bangalore, India. Currently, he is working on mapping the neural correlates of ragas and the different emotions/mood states associated with specific ragas and mindfulness meditation.

 

 


SpiritGrass is a unique collaboration with mandolin jazz and bluegrass artist Eric Miller, Native American flute troubadour Clint Goss, world music vocalist and guitarist Lynn Miller and percussionist extraordinaire, Ron Kravitz. SpiritGrass is a fusion of progressive bluegrass styles with world music from beyond this world.  Members of this group are masters in improvisation.
SpiritGrass will have guest appearances with David Akombo on djembe, Arthur Harvey on piano and Roy Kennedy on guitar.

 

 

Music for People Improv Orchestra is an improvisational orchestra orchestrated by Ron Kravitz and Lynn Miller which includes vocalists,  a dancer, storyteller and an array of traditional and world-instruments. The members create ‘Music-in-the moment” with audience participation included. Music for People is an organization which hosts musical training in music improvisation. http://musicforpeople.org