Two Boulder County performances
Sunday, June 4, 7:00 pm at The StarHouse
Monday, June 5, 7:00 pm at The Arts Hub
See information and maps below.
THE STARHOUSE PERFORMANCE
Sunday, June 4, 7:00 pm: The StarHouse, in Sunshine Canyon
3476 Sunshine Canyon Drive, Boulder
A benefit concert for Sound Circle
All tickets are $50.
Advance sales only, through brownpapertickets.com
This will be an intimate performance in an absolutely spectacular setting.
We are thrilled to be performing here,
and to be offering you the opportunity to be here with us.
Please read the information on the bottom right of this page
if you have never been to The StarHouse.
We suggest you arrive 45 minutes or an hour beforehand in order
to walk the grounds. See bottom right for additional information.
THE ARTS HUB PERFORMANCE
Monday, June 5, 7:00 pm: The Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
A performance in the beautiful 200-seat theater of
an exciting new addition to East Boulder County's arts community.
We are excited to be performing here for the first time.
(The Arts Hub is an extension of
The Art Underground arts program based in Louisville.)
Advance ticket prices, through brownpapertickets.com, are
$18 General; $14 Senior-Student.
We expect tickets will be available at the door for this concert.
Door prices are $20 General, $15 Senior-Student.
In Widening Circles, Sound Circle offers a compassionate wondering, in song, about the tribal nature of humans and the roots of the seeming intractability of the political and moral divisions in this country. With songs drawn from a richly varied range of sources and styles, Widening Circles is our best offering to our community in a political climate that continues to be crazy-making and deeply disturbing to so many of us.
We'll perform twice in Boulder County, before heading to the Western Slope town of Rangely for a concert on June 16, and then a performance in Steamboat Springs on June 17. See upper right column for information. While in Rangely, we will be singing and recording at The Tank Center for Sonic Arts.
We'll sing Float Down the River, by local singer/songwriter Kimmerjae Johnson; Rising Appalachia's Wider Circles, Craig Carnelia's Flight in the duet version made famous by Sutton Foster and Megan McGinnis and music from the fabulous Australian quintet Coco's Lunch, including Lisa Young's Ai-ee-yi.
Here's a map for The StarHouse. Your phone service may cut out on the way up Sunshine Canyon, so please note the address: 3476 Sunshine Canyon Drive.
Here's a map for the Arts Hub in Lafayette, at 420 Courtney Way. Finding this building for the first time may feel like a bit of an adventure, but it is easy: From Boulder, heading east on South Boulder, go to the second light past 287, which is Dixon Ave. Turn right on Dixon and you'll drive right to the Arts Hub. From Public Rd, head west on South Boulder; Dixon is the first light east of Public. Turn left on Dixon. (The Arts Hub is behind the east/left end of the strip mall which has Jax Home and Ranch on the west/right end.)
Some relevant thoughts about the project of widening one's circle:
We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. -- Thich Nhat Nanh
In ancient history and prehistory, tribes gave visceral comfort and pride from familiar fellowship, and a way to defend the group enthusiastically against rival groups. It gave people a name in addition to their own and social meaning in a chaotic world. It made the environment less disorienting and dangerous. Human nature has not changed. Modern groups are psychologically equivalent to the tribes of ancient history. -- E. O. Wilson
If you really want to change someone’s mind on a moral or political matter, you’ll need to see things from that person’s angle as well as your own. And if you do truly see it the other person’s way—deeply and intuitively—you might even find your own mind opening in response. Empathy is an antidote to righteousness, although it’s very difficult to empathize across a moral divide. -- Jonathan Haidt
I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may never complete the last one, but I give myself to it. -- Rainer Maria Rilke
Widening Circles: see left column for details
Sun., June 4, 7 pm: The StarHouse, Boulder, CO
Mon., June 5, 7 pm: The Arts Hub, Lafayette, CO
Friday, June 16, 5 pm: Rangely High School, Rangely, CO. Free concert sponsored by The Tank Center for Sonic Arts
Saturday, June 17, 7 pm: United Methodist Church, Steamboat Springs, CO.
Free concert; donations will go to the youth education program of the Steamboat Symphony.
Some important details about visiting
DIRECTIONS: It’s about a 20-minute drive from downtown Boulder to The StarHouse, up Sunshine Canyon. From the corner of 4th and Mapleton, continue westward up Sunshine Canyon (Mapleton turns into Sunshine Canyon just west of 4th) for 3.5 miles. You will see a dirt driveway on your right with several mailboxes at 3476 Sunshine Canyon. Proceed up this driveway until you reach the crest of the hill. Park in the lot toward your right. You will see the entrance gate and a short pathway down to The StarHouse. Consider carpooling with friends if possible. Please note the entire property is “no-smoking.” Your iphone map app will likely desert you on the way up Sunshine Canyon Drive, so please be sure to note the address, 3476 Sunshine Canyon Drive, before you go.
FOOTWEAR AND PARKING:
When you come to The StarHouse, you’ll park in an upper parking lot and follow the path down to The StarHouse. There will be attendants in the parking lot to point the way. It’s a three-minute walk on dirt paths; please choose your footwear with that in mind. The StarHouse is a no-shoes zone, so you’ll be asked to leave your shoes inside the entryway. Inside The StarHouse, you can be barefoot or in socks.
ACCESSIBILITY: Contact us to discuss accessibility needs. It's possible to drop people off right at the StarHouse and the parking lot attendants can help you with that.
THE SETTING: The StarHouse is at 7,000 feet altitude. It is twelve-sided – a dodecagon – created using the sacred geometry that was used to design the great cathedrals of Europe. The property is certified organic, and bio-dynamic practices are used on the land. There are a number of sacred sites and other features on the surrounding land and we encourage you to come at least a half hour before concert time in order to enjoy the striking beauty and peacefulness of the setting. There will also be time to wander at intermission. You can download a map of the property below; we will also have them available at the concert.
FROM THE STARHOUSE WEBSITE:
All Seasons Chalice & The StarHouse were co-founded and constructed by a small group of people dedicated to the principles of Sacred Geometry, StarWisdom, Sacred Union, Mythical Theatre and Community Ceremony. This beautiful, land-based temple was built between 1989-90. Since then we’ve served as a sacred meeting place for humanity and the Divine as a living temple offering itself to the world in the spirit of Trans-denominational spirituality and the unity of all faiths and traditions. We have served spiritual seekers in the Front Range and beyond for over 20 years and welcome you.
The event is co-sponsored by All Seasons Chalice.
For a preview, download these documents from the StarHouse website. The first is a map and description of the sacred sites on the property and the second is a brochure about the StarHouse. We'll have maps of the sacred sites available at the concert, too.