The memorial for Bernard Woma in NYC last month was a beautiful celebration of Bernard’s life and music. His funeral in Ghana will take place this weekend and we will also be celebrating his life with another memorial in Michigan this Sunday at Oakland University’s Varner Hall. We will begin at 3pm with a potluck meal and music making outside Varner Recital Hall (or in room 110 if it rains) and at 6pm there will be a memorial in the recital hall. If you would like to celebrate Bernard’s life with us, please attend, bring a dish to share, and join us in the music!
I’m really excited to have several upcoming opportunities to share the music of my new ensemble, Stone Sound Collective. We will be performing tomorrow at Nardin Park United Methodist Church (8pm) and again on Saturday at Rochester Municipal Park’s Kiwanis Pavilion (1pm). Both of these events are free. The Nardin Park performance is part of their long-running summer concert series and the Rochester Park performance is the kick-off event for a new community coalition, formed to start a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the Rochester area.
Looking ahead to August, Stone Sound Collective will be performing two sets of original music at the historic Pontiac Little Art Theatre on August 25th at 8pm. This grand venue (built in 1868) has been lovingly restored into a beautiful performing arts space. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.