Event Phone: 608-687-3332
A Summer Solstice Concert at Kinstone
Summer Solstice is one of the great seasonal turning points of the year. At Kinstone we acknowledge the seasons with intentional events of honor and celebration. Join us as we welcome Summer with music and sacred sound. Experience the incredible, transformational sounds of Peter Phippen and Rahbi Crawford. Their collaboration of flutes and crystal singing bowls will help us celebrate the arrival of summer on the night of the Summer Solstice. Special guests Victoria Schoemaker and Tiit Raid will also perform. These world class musicians will treat us to the sounds of flutes and percussion. This concert will begin at 7pm and go until sunset which is around 9:00pm. The music will join with the light of the solstice, echo through the standing stones and blend with the host of singing creatures that live in the fields, forests and waters of Kinstone. Sacred sound indeed.
NOTE: This concert will be held rain or shine. If the weather is not ideal for outdoor listening we will hold this event inside the Kinstone Education Building. No refunds.
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15.00 Purchase tickets below; printed receipt required for entry; kids 12 & under are FREE but must be accompanied by an adult registered for the event! Pay at the door (cash only) is possible but advanced payment is preferred.
IMPORTANT: Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Dress for the weather and bring your own insect repellent and/or sunscreen if needed. A flashlight may be helpful if you stay until dark.
This is a non-smoking, alcohol free, kid-friendly event.
Peter Phippen (Antique Bamboo and Wooden Flutes)
Rahbi Crawford (Crystal Singing Bowls)
With Special Guests:
Victoria Shoemaker (Silver and Wooden Flutes)
Tiit Raid (Percussion, Berimbau, Kannal, Frame Drum, Moyo Drum, Found Objects)
About Peter Phippen:
Peter Phippen is a Grammy Award Nominee, International Acoustic Music Awards Nominee and Native American Music Awards Nominee. Phippen is a performer and recording artist specializing in traditional flutes from around the world. Over the last three decades Phippen has researched the history and performance technique of flutes both ancient and modern.
Since 1993, Phippen has performed an enchanting mix of the very old and very new in music. Peter has shared the stage with R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman, and Xavier Quijas Yxayotl to name a few. As a recording artist for Canyon Records, Phippen has recorded four albums of original music. Peter has also recorded instrumental albums with Lifescapes, Promotion Music Records, and Sounds True, where he was featured as flutist and composer on renowned Shamanic practitioner, percussionist and ceremonial leader Byron Metcalf’s “Inner Rhythm Meditations”, charting in the Top 20 of the Zone Music Reporter’s Top 100 from February to June of 2017 and nominated for a ZMR Music Award in the Best Relaxation/Meditation Album category for 2017. Phippen’s recordings have been aired on radio and television world wide.
In his approach to world flute performance, he is an experiential, natural folk musician with a penchant for creative and artistic musical improvisation. Peter offers a captivating collage of sound images, covering the folklore and history of flutes from around the world and throughout time.
Listen to a sample of music by Peter Phippen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsKMtmTX6_o
“Peter Phippen’s music comes from the heart and touches the soul. That is God’s gift to a musician.” – G. S. Sachdev, Bansuri Flute Master
“Like a call in the wild, the alluring, soothing, hypnotic tones of the wind instruments lulled and enchanted.” – Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin
About Rahbi Crawford:
Rahbi (Roberta) Crawford has accepted her calling as a Musical Mystic. (Mystic: A seeker of Spiritual truths).
She holds two Master Degrees, one in Music Education and another in Choral Conducting, and 6 years of advanced training in professional orchestral conducting organizations: including International workshops in the Czech Republic with the Zlin professional orchestra.
Her sound healing training includes Levels I & II from Tama-Do, Academy of Sound, Color and Movement, in the South of France. Besides her extensive musical skill and training, Rahbi brings to her music her own emotional and spiritual depth.
Rahbi has provided the background music for Mayo Clinic’s, “Mindful Movements: Gentle Yoga” DVD and has been giving presentations in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center as part of its Creative Cancer Renewal Program.
“Rahbi has more healing wisdom in her experience than millions of other professionals have in their training and academics. American Mindfulness uses this elegant system of healing because of one overriding reason. It works”. – Kenneth Dennis, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist and Marriage/Family Therapist
Rahbi and Peter have collaborated on several performances and recordings. Their music is transformational. Listen to a sample of music by Rahbi Crawford and Peter Phippen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwj42n29zj8
About Victoria Shoemaker:
Victoria Shoemaker grew up studying flute and piccolo. She went on to study bamboo flutes, native American style flutes, and other traditional flutes with Phippen. In 2015, Victoria earned a degree in music education from the VanderCook College of Music. Shoemaker maintains an active performing schedule, writes and records her own music.
Listen to a sample of music by Victoria Shoemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbaaYrJsr3k
“Listen to Shoemaker’s techniques on flute, they are simply breath-taking. She performs so fluently and peacefully, her breath work is something special; at times it is as if she is performing in an entirely different time and dimension.” – One World Music Radio, Cyprus Greece
About Tiit Raid:
Tiit Raid was born in Tartu, Estonia. He received his BA and MFA degrees from the University of Minnesota, and he taught basic design and painting at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1967 to 2002. He has exhibited widely in the Midwest, and has taken part in exhibitions in Boston, New York City, Toronto, Stockholm, and Tallinn, Estonia. Past gallery affiliations include Suzanne Kohn Gallery, St. Paul; Julia Schmidt Fine Arts, New Orleans; Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago; and Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis. Tiit is a “found object percussionist”, an expert at playing the berimbau and kannal, and a master at the frame drum and moyo drum. He is a mentor to Phippen.
Raid gifted Phippen a bamboo flute in March 1987 while teaching Phippen the finer points of improvisation, which Raid and Phippen have been passing on to Shoemaker over the past five years. These three are passing along the spirit of the music through time and generations.
Listen to a sample of music by Tiit Raid, Peter Phippen, and Victoria Shoemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuYg599Tj9Y
Come early and enjoy a stroll around our beautiful grounds, visit the chapel, the labyrinth, the Three Witnesses, and other megaliths. The ancient ones await this musical treat and your visit.
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Sacred Sound for the Soul
June 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM