Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make Music Pasadena

There was a lot of music being made in Pasadena on Saturday. I'm sure relative to many other towns in the SGV that is often the case but Saturday was the 4th annual Make Music Pasadena festival

It seems to be somewhat informally connected to Fete du Musique, a worldwide celebration of music. There were about 100 concerts that took place throughout the city. There were large stages at several places and there were more intimate concerts.

I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the throngthat filled El Molino as we listened to La Santa Cecilia. The energy and the general vibe was upbeat enthusiastic and folks were more than ready to dance.

Another of the pleasures of the day was to be in smaller and much more intimate venues.

The Dulcet Singers at the First United Methodist Church sang what may have been some Gabrieli. I had a chance to enjoy the FUMC renovated chapel as their a cappella polyphony filled the sacristy.

At the Pasadena Museum of History James and I enjoyed Border Radio who shared their tunes with roots in Americana, Folk, and Prairie Swing. There is nothing like a Dobro or mandolin played well.

It was a day when music was available to lift every spirit and to move any-and-all willing hearts.

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