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Chamberlab Vexations marathon to benefit ACLU of Arizona

Here’s an unusual event: 16 hours of music at the Hotel Congress & then at Maynards Kitchen & Cocktails, of various musicians playing the same piece 840 times — if they make it. And it’s a benefit for the ACLU of Arizona.  Donate now & drop by on Dec. 2nd to check it out. Having served on the ACLU of Arizona’s state board in Phoenix for 5 years, I will drop by sometime during this 16 hour “vexathon”/marathon.

“We’re playing Erik Satie’s VEXATIONS 840 times in a row to benefit the ACLU of Arizona! This is open to ALL MUSICIANS, and we hope you’ll take a chair and PLAY YOUR PART FOR FREEDOM!

Read all about it and sign up at www.vexathon.com!


34 performers,
74 sponsors,
$5,449.96 pledged!

We begin at 8:00 AM at Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress St), and we play for fourteen hours, and then, at 10:00 PM, we march in grand style, still playing, across the street to Maynards Market (400 N. Toole Ave.) for the final two-hour stretch and celebration. That’s a sixteen-hour Satie marathon to benefit the ACLU of Arizona!

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Leyendas Y Sombras (Legends & Shadows) at Scottish Rite Temple

LEYENDAS Y SOMBRAS (Legends and Shadows)
Supported by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Buffalo Exchange, and Mr. Wesley Green.With MARIACHI LUZ DE LUNA and PUPPETS AMONGUS Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 8:00 PM
Scottish Rite Temple, 160 S. Scott Ave
TICKETS: Pay-What-You’re-Able ($5-$35) at www.chamberlab.org “On March 4th, ChamberLab returns with a concert featuring new music inspired by traditional Mexican folk tales.In a departure from our usual classical behavior, the ensemble for the evening will be the renowned Mariachi Luz de Luna. As composers, we’re tremendously excited by the possibilities and unique sound of these traditional instruments, and thrilled to work with such a prestigious group (frequent Calexico collaborators) here in Tucson, a city full of Mariachi history and activity.The composers for the evening will be ChamberLab mainstay Marco Rosano (of Orkesta Mendoza), joined by ChamberLab newcomer John Contreras, member of Mariachi Luz de Luna, and mariachi director at Pueblo High School, home of Mariachi Aztlán. Working with puppeteer Matt Cotten, each composer has selected a traditional Mexican folk tale for inspiration.LIVE SHADOW PUPPETRY BY MATT COTTEN Visual artist Matt Cotten of Puppets Amongus, will present the tales with live shadow puppetry in the Grand Parlor of the historic Scottish Rite Temple as the music plays. Matt has created beautiful storyboards and character designs for each tale, and the composers have scored each one like a silent film.”TICKETS AVAILABLE at www.ChamberLab.org.