Harvesting the Music Tree

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ticket Information

FREE!  pre-registration recommended

Time
1:00 PM
Presented By
Jewish Community Center San Francisco
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Cross-Genre
Event Contact
Brenda Schuman-Post
Contact Email
Description

Lecture-performance


Ensemble Name
Sonic Forest Productions
Musicians
Brenda Schuman-Post, oboe
Speakers / Participants
Brenda Schuman-Post
Program

Nourishing and fertilizing the soil, inhibiting global warming, used for sculpture, medicine and more, African Blackwood is also the tree from which flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bagpipes are made. It’s a commercially threatened species that grows almost exclusively in Tanzania and Mozambique. Conservation efforts currently underway are simultaneously helping to eradicate poverty while preserving this vitally important wood for the music industry. Brenda Schuman-Post is the first musician to witness every detail from searching for this tree, to the making of a top of the line woodwind instrument. Her one hour lecture-performance includes 250 slides and video. 


Venue
Jewish Community Center San Francisco
Location
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone
415 292-1200