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In a rare U.S. performance, the Museum is proud to welcome renowned French harpist, Isabelle Moretti. Moretti's solo repertoire extends from the music of the eighteenth century and the first sonatas for pedal harp, to the most complex contemporary world premieres, which she frequently programs in her recitals. In this intimate solo concert, Moretti takes her audience on a journey to experience her colorful world of the pedal harp.

ISABELLE MORETTI
Isabelle Moretti is one of the most appealing figures both among harpists and in the musical world today. Bright, enthusiastic and with real temperament, she imbues her instrument with inimitable style, generosity, sincerity and nobility.

Crowned with prizes at international harp competitions in Geneva, Munich and Israel, Isabelle Moretti is invited to the greatest concert halls all over the world. She appears with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (most recently under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner), the National Orchestra of Lyon, the Paris Orchestral Ensemble, the German Chamber Orchestra Bremen, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra de Córdoba, the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Sat, June 22, 2013, 7:00 PM PDT
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On Friday, June 7, 2013, the Museum of Making Music presents its popular Local Flavor Concert Series combining up-and-coming Southern California artists in an intimate concert setting with local food and beverages generously provided by Stone Brewing Company, Flippin' Pizza, and Knockout Pizza.

This concert features the music of San Diego singer/songwriter Tolan Shaw.  Tickets are $10.  Food service begins at 6 PM.

TOLAN SHAW
Tolan Shaw is an accomplished singer/songwriter from San Diego, crafting songs based on travel and life experiences. He is better known for his work with the San Diego based band, The New Archaic, as the frontman. The band won Best New Artist at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards. In 2010 they received another San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Alternative Album on their debut full-length Movers and Fakers, and were in high demand to perform at San Diego's most well known venues, opening for international acts such as Switchfoot, Dashboard Confessional, and Third Eye Blind.

Tolan's solo work is inspired by travel, spiritual discoveries, nature, and big questions of life. He sees music as a way to delve deeper into his own journey through life and to connect with others, writing directly from the heart. Though differing from the music of The New Archaic, Tolan's solo performance is equally as captivating, exposing raw emotion and soul and brimming with dynamics. Tolan began to refine his solo show in 2009, putting on standing room only performances at local coffeehouses and opening for touring artists such as Matt Costa, Jon Foreman, and The Format.
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On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music presents the Global Spotlight Concert Series featuring premier Celtic violinist, Jamie Laval, who will showcase the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany.  Jamie will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Zac Leger.
Global Spotlight: Jaime Laval
Sat, September 8, 2012, 7:00 PM PDT
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On Saturday, August 11, the Museum of Making Music hosts a special benefit concert in support of the Museum's programs featuring Yamaha artist Robert Kyle and his Brazilian Quartet with Hussain Jiffry on bass, Capital on guitar & vocals, and Simon Carroll on percussion. 

RECEPTION & RAFFLE

At 6 PM, the Museum will host a special wine & cheese reception where you'll have the opportunity to meet and greet the Museum's Advisory Board, comprised of music industry luminaries.

Additionally, the Museum will also host a raffle to raise proceeds in support of our ongoing educational programs for adults and children.  

Prizes include:

- Lifetime membership to the Museum of Making Music!
- Two free tickets to all our remaining concerts in 2012! (a $490 value!)
- $100 Museum Store Gift Card
- 50 Admission Passes to the Museum (a $400 value!)
- Complimentary facility rental for your private party** (a $1000 value!)
- One free semester in the North Coastal New Horizons Band OR the North Coast Strings Ensemble! (up to $195 value!) and more!
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Quetzal is an ensemble of highly talented musicians, joined for the goal of creating good music that tells the social, cultural, political, and musical stories of people in struggle. Martha Gonzalez (lead singer, percussionist, and songwriter) calls it an "East LA Chicano rock group," summing up its rootedness in the complex cultural currents of life in the barrio, its social activism, its strong feminist stance, and its rock-and-roll musical beginnings. Besides being a rock band, the group and its members participate in a much larger web of musical, cultural, and political engagement.
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When every thing is set and you are able to host hangouts I am more than willing to lend a helping hand. Best of luck next weekend, I wish I could make it.
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You haven't fully experienced the harp until you've seen the brilliant work of Deborah Henson-Conant!

To describe her is nearly impossible. She's a cross-genre, Blues-Flamenco-Celtic-Funk-Folk-Jazz dynamo. She tells tall tales with the ease of a stand-up comic.  She solos and wails like a rock guitarist. She turns music into theater and theater into something lyrical. Deborah Hanson-Conant dazzling performance on her signature carbon-fiber electric harp will guarantee you'll never look at the harp the same way again.

DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT
Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-Nominated artist who sings and plays the harp, tells stories and composes symphonic music that runs the gamut from bombastic to tender. She has been described as "the wild woman of the harp" by bandleader Doc Severinsen and "the talented love-child of André Previn and Lucille Ball" by NPR's Scott Simon. Her playing ranges from raucous to delicate and her performances blur the line between musical performance and theatrical event.

Deborah herself is impossible to categorize. She has made her own path, composing musical theater since the age of 12, first studying classical harp, then developing her own version of swing and Latin jazz and finally synthesizing all three elements into a new genre of musical performance. Her shows mix jazz, folk and flamenco with a theatrical narrative of storytelling and humor.

Deborah Henson-Conant has toured with the Boston Pops as a guest soloist, premiered her own orchestral works with symphonies throughout the US, toured jazz clubs in Germany and Celtic Festivals in France, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, starred in the PBS special Celtic Harpestry; been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and has hosted TV shows for BET and BBC Affiliates. She's been interviewed by Charlie Rose, Joan Rivers, Billy Taylor, Studs Terkel, Scott Simon, Jamie Gangel, and Susan Stamberg. She's the Grammy-Nominated artist and star of "Invention & Alchemy," her one-woman show with full orchestra, which debuted on PBS stations nationwide in March 2007.

Henson-Conant has revolutionized her instrument. She's brought vibrant passion and individuality to its sound -- and in the process she herself has been transformed. Her work is an exploration of possibilities -- a transformation that moves her audience out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. If you're one of those people who thinks a harp is meant to soothe the savage beast, think again - this time it's the savage beast who's PLAYING the darned thing!
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In partnership with South Coast Winery, the Museum is proud to welcome San Diego hit songwriter, Jack Tempchin.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of his most popular song, Jack has partnered with South Coast Winery to develop his own Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon. This event pairs his sweet tunes like "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Slow Dancing" with the velvety, black cherry aromas of this drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon produced and bottled locally in Temecula, CA. In addition to a full-length concert, guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of wine and light bites. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Museum of Making Music's education programs.

Come join Jack for a night of wine and song!
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Before it made its way to jazz, the saxophone already had a prominent place in classical music.  After the saxophone was developed in the late 1800s, it was incorporated into compositions by Debussy, Glazounov, and many more great composers.  

This program, put together by Yamaha artist and saxophone expert, Thomas Liley, explores the depth and breadth of the saxophone in classical music.  Liley will be joined by pianist Matthew Gianforte as they perform pieces from Mozart, Feld, Debussy and Piazzolla.  The program also features educational commentary on the saxophone's role in classical repertoire.

Tickets to this event are $15 for general admission, $10 for museum members, and $8 for students.

This event is supported in part by Yamaha Corporation of America.
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On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music presents the Global Spotlight Concert Series featuring kora virtuoso Amadou Fall.  Amadou will be joined by guitarist Ibrahima Ba during the program.

Tickets are $25; $20 for Museum Members and $18 for students.  

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 760-438-5996.

AMADOU FALL

Kora virtoso Amadou Fall is a native to Senegal, West Africa and comes from a family of musicians.  His father, Mamadou Fall, was a guitarist who played with several well-known Senegalese musicians including Baba Maal.

While he was growing up, Amadou's family lived near a city of griots (West African storytellers and keepers of tradition).  He often visited the griots and was taught how to play a few songs on the kora, a 21-stringed harp-like instrument that is made from fishing line, wood, calabash (gourd) and cow skin.  Amadou fell deeply in love with the instrument and went back to his city to build himself one from scratch. He started his journey of mastering the art of playing kora from the little he had learned, and the rest has been self-taught.

Amadou has been playing kora for 20 years now, and has performed with various artists such as Baba Maal, Fatou Lowbe, Ibrahim Ba, Djembe Rhythm, Irene Tassambendo and many more. He has played extensively on the African continent (Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Nouadibou). He has also been sought out and played in other parts of the world such as France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, England and the United States.  Amadou has also participated in several recorded albums for music artists from around the globe.

Amadou Fall currently resides in California where he hopes to bring people from all walks of life together in peace with music from Africa, all through the breath-taking sounds of his kora.
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On Friday, August 3, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum presents its popular Local Flavor Concert Series featuring singer/songwriter Colin Clyne.  The series couples emerging local artists with local food and beverages in an intimate concert setting.  Tickets are $10 and include a slice of pizza and beverage.  This event is generously sponsored by Flippin' Pizza/Knockout Pizza and Stone Brewing.
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The Museum of Making Music presents a touching documentary followed by a Q&A with director Jeannie Pool.  

“Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band” is an inspiring and heartwarming film about an indomitable woman who broke stereotypes and pioneered the way for female musicians.  With insightful interviews and a treasury of jazz greats, this film touches the heart.  

Tickets are $15; $10 for members.
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A museum about making music with galleries of instruments, special exhibitions & live events.- Google
"As music lovers, my wife and I really enjoyed it!"
"Lots of hands on and everything was in good working condition."
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Chris O
a month ago
Unique place to see the history of modern music with friendly, knowledgeable, volunteer guides. Play various instruments. Kids will love it! Join the museum for special pricing to attend weekly events and workshops. Nice, modern building with easy access and plenty of parking.
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Theresa Crowley
a month ago
Loved being there. Learned so much. Loved the Micheal Kennedy exhibit. Want to bring my grandchildren.
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Kajothan M
3 weeks ago
Great place to visit those who are interested in learning music..For sure this will give an idea about if a person has zero knowledge about Music..
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Brady Brown
9 months ago
Worth it to expose pre-teens to music culture. Would like to see more programs for pre-K. Expanding their parking now (Sep 2015).
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Mark Morin
a week ago
Went on field trip with 6-10 year olds. Docent Jack was great, very knowledgable. Kids enjoyed the music and fun facts. Hands on with instruments was fun. Tour took about two hours including session with the kids on Brazilian timbau drums.
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Tom Rodman
4 months ago
We've know about this place for years, but finally made our first trip. Spent about an hour exploring the history of music in America. Turns-out this place is in the lobby of NAMM (the trade association of music manufacturers), so there's certainly some credibility behind the effort. As music lovers, my wife and I really enjoyed it!
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Paul Schulte
8 months ago
Small, but fun. Small museum targeted at 19th and 20th century music. Volunteers are very nice.
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Shinae Choi Robinson
a year ago
As we were leaving the Museum of Making Music, a dad who was headed there with his wife and three young children asked, "So is it worth it?" I understand his reservations because it's located in an office building located within an office complex and doesn't look like much from the outside. As a matter of fact, it's not all that big on the inside, either. And anytime you take the whole family out for any kind of fun that isn't free, the expenses start to add up quick. But if you consider that general admission for adults is $8, kids $5, and little ones under 5 free, and you can get at least a good hour's worth of musical exploration, some of it even hands-on, and possibly even inspire your kids to want to learn to make music, yeah - it's totally worth it. And the people who volunteer there are so nice and welcoming. It's also right around the corner from Legoland, so if you're staying in the area, this is a nice, low-key activity to follow up a crazy day at the amusement park. A few more hands-on exhibits, including a few more kid-sized ones, would rate 5 stars for me. :)
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