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The International Didjeridu Meditation is a global prayer for peace and harmony. It begins at sunset in Australia with Didjeridu playing and continues around the world at sunset in each location. This event is unique as a two part session. The actual Solstice begins at 10:32pm on 6-20-21, The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will play on the 20th at 7pm to welcome in the Solstice energy, and again on the 21st at 7pm to ride with the energy.

This is an all ages event. There is no cover charge. We ask that all attendees respect whatever distancing protocol is in effect at the time of the event.

This was the first in a series of story-driven performances using puppets of various sizes.

Here is a rare video of a 2014 CDC performance at Rockefeller Chapel (the video is labeled with the wrong date) during the International Didjeridu Meditation. CDC had been playing at the Chapel on the Equinox and Solstice dates each year in coordination with the Didjeridu players in Australia. The event began in Australia at sunset and followed the sunsets around the world at which time Didjeridus played in their respective countries at sunset until the vibration made it all the way around the globe. CDC has been doing this at various locations for 12 years or so.

ACM’s last concert of the season pairs Steven Mackey’s piece Indigenous Instruments with three pieces combining western instruments with actual indigenous instruments from around the world.

The concert features Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” for digeridoo and string quartet, Jade for string quartet and pipa by Zhu Jian’er and Paul Moravec’s masterful Shakuhachi Quintet for shakuhachi and string quartet.

The concert features three renowned soloists: Tim Porcelli on digeridoo, Yang Wei, a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, on pipa, and world-renowned shakuhachi player James Nyoraku Schleffer.

Don’t miss this concert!

DETAILS
Monday, May 13 7:00 PM
Davis Theater
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
$20, $12 students (door only with ID)

PROGRAM
Indigenous Instruments by Steven Mackey
String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” by Peter Sculthorpe
Jade by Zhu Jian-er
Shakuhachi Quintet by Paul Moravec

Performed by:
Chris Ramaekers- Music Director

Mark Agnor – violin
Alyson Berger – cello
AurĂ©lien Fort-Pederzoli – viola
Tim Porcelli – didgeridoo
James Nyoraku Schlefer – shakuhachi
Cory Tiffin – clarinet
Trevor Patrick Watkin – flute
Yang Wei – pipa
Amy Wurtz- piano
Jeff Yang – violin

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