In this nonstop world, taking rest is a subversive act. Take rest with us during this one hour sound meditation journey with musicians Ezgi Karakuş and Amado Espinoza as they share their newest collaboration, The Warmest Wave. Let your cares drift away for a little while in the gentle flow of traditional Peruvian and Native American pan pipes and flutes such as the quenacho, mamaquena, and sikus, as well as the warm undulations of the cello, a crackling fire, and the harmonious undercurrent of the shruti box. An optional Q & A period will be offered after the performance.
Bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket and any other cozy items you might need to make yourself comfortable in a floor-sitting or reclining posture. We have a limited supply of mats and props for those who need to borrow them. Folding chairs are available as well.
When: Saturday November 4, 2023 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: 11100 Ash Street Suite 103, Leawood, KS 66211
Cost: $40 (MAM members enjoy a 20% discount by entering the code MEMBERS20 at check out)
All of our classes are scheduled in the US Central time zone. Pre-registration is required so we can plan accordingly. No refunds the day of the event or thereafter. We may choose to cancel in the event of inclement weather or under-enrollment – if this happens registrants will receive a full refund.
About the Artists:
Ezgi Karakus is a highly accomplished Turkish cellist whose musical journey began at the age of eleven. Her talents were duly recognized as she won the concerto competition three times during her conservatory education. After moving to the United States, her exceptional skills were awarded first prize in the Belle and Lynum Jackson Balshaw Music Competition. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance at the prestigious UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance. Ezgi has performed internationally with renowned orchestras like the Topeka Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. She was also featured as a soloist at the esteemed Springfield Symphony, Topeka Symphony and Yo-Yo Ma’s Master Class at the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts. On May 25th, 2023, She made her debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, gracing its illustrious stage with her ensemble, Ensemble Iberica, for the sold-out Amazonas concert series. Furthermore, she is currently a cellist of Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, co-director of Soundwave Academy and an accomplished cellist of Ensemble Iberica.
Amado Espinoza was born in Cochabamba, the heart of Bolivia. From a young age he recognized a need to make music. He creates music that respects his folk traditions of the Andes Mountains while creating compositions that are sincere to his musical-wanderlust personality. Amado works as a solo performer and with his groups the Amado Espinoza Quartet, Colectivo Yanquitl, and Ayllu. He is a featured artist with Ensemble Iberica (Kansas City, MO), Oil rock band (Cochabamba, Bolivia) and guides musical meditations. He also makes beautiful instruments by hand from around the world