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"Garden of Memory" Summer Solstice Concert at Chapel of the Chimes

New Music Bay Area

New Music Bay Area

New Music Bay Area and Chapel of the Chimes present their popular summer solstice celebration "Garden of Memory: a Columbarium Walk-Through Concert to Celebrate the Solstice" at Chapel of the Chimes, a labyrinthine Julia Morgan-designed columbarium and mausoleum replete with gardens, fountains, and stained-glass skylights.

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle's Joshua Kosman as "a walk-through fun house of musical and visual splendor," the concert features simultaneous performances in different parts of the building by Bay Area composers, musicians, and other performers presenting a variety of acoustic and electronic music, installations, and interactive events; the audience is free to move throughout the building during the performances.

The artists, many of whom are well-known to Bay Area audiences, include Kitka, Amy X Neuburg, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Robin Petrie, Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, Laura Inserra, Beth Custer, Henry Kaiser, Dan Plonsey, Samuel Adams and Helen Kim, The Living Earth Show, the Cardew Choir, Sarah Cahill, Zachary James Watkins, Dylan Mattingly, Maggi Payne, Pamela Z, the Lightbulb Ensemble, and many others. This year's event will feature memorial performances to Don Buchla and Pauline Oliveros. Brenda Hutchinson leads a sunset bell ringing as part of her Daily Bell Project.

Listeners are advised to either carpool or come by public transportation, as parking is very limited. Advance tickets are available at www.gardenofmemory.com

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