Chapel of the Chimes and New Music Bay Area present Musical Reflections of 2016, a free four-hour musical community gathering in honor of those we’ve lost this year, including the Ghost Ship fire victims and beloved composer Pauline Oliveros.
Musicians include survivors of the Ghost Ship community who will play music for their lost friends and bandmates, and close collaborators of Pauline Oliveros, who had deep roots in the Bay Area. Musical Reflections of 2016 gives us all a chance to gather and mourn many events and loved ones from this difficult year. Several of Pauline Oliveros’ works being performed invite audience participation.
Performers are all donating their services and talents, and include Kitka, the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir, Sharmi Basu, the William Winant Percussion Group, the Cardew Choir, Samuel Carl Adams, Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong, Luciano Chessa, Dylan Mattingly, Pamela Z, Edward Schocker and Thingamajigs Performance Collective, Majel Connery, Katabatik, Soriah, Laura Inserra with Suellen Primost and Barbara Eramo, Gino Robair and Anne Pajunen, Diane Grubbe, Phil Gelb with Chris Brown and Tim Perkis, Sarah Cahill, Danny Clay, John Benson, Carletta Sue Kay, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Ramon Sender, Zina Bozzay, Maggi Payne, For Now, members of Volti, Carta, East Bay Ray, Andy Meyerson, The Gyuto Monks, Sarah Lockhart, and many more.
Performances are simultaneous and throughout the beautiful chapels and alcoves and spaces at the Julia Morgan-designed Chapel of the Chimes. Musical Reflections of 2016 offers a unique and personal musical experience to every listener as he or she wanders freely through this multilevel maze of interior gardens, alcoves, pools, and antechambers ingeniously designed by Julia Morgan.
Everyone is encouraged to take public transportation or carpool, since parking will be limited.