The Cafe String Quartet and Friends
The Echo Cooperative Presents: The Cafe String Quartet and Friends (chamber jazz) to benefit Helpmate, a domestic violence agency working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear.
Who: The Café String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello) with David Fox, percussion
Allyson MacCauley, vocals and guests: Linda Go, Al Schlimm, Joan D’Entremont and friends
What: Jazz, Latin, Swing, and Rock strings, plus originals
Where: The Echo Cooperative “Art Outside the Box” series, Jubilee Community, 46 Wall St. Asheville
When: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 7pm
Why: to benefit Helpmate
How: tickets by donation at the door, public info at www.echocooperative.org, 828-545-8865
Contacts: Eric Scheider, Echo Coop Director, Cafe cellist, 828-545-8865, email@example.com
Ann Flynn, Helpmate Development Director, (828) 254-2968, firstname.lastname@example.org
WNC’s own Café String Quartet (Monique Pinelli and Elizabth Terry, violins; Matthew King, viola; and Eric Scheider, ‘cello; bios at www.cafestringquartet.com), and percussionist David Fox, present an evening of Jazz, Latin, and beyond. The evening’s ticket sales benefit Helpmate, Buncombe County's primary provider of crisis-level services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Maintaining a busy calendar of performances for private events and weddings across the Western Carolinas, CSQ is making a rare public appearance for an important cause.
The February 26 program takes up the tradition of sophisticated, swinging chamber music, inspired by the likes of Stephane Grappelli, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Sweet Plantain, and many others. Rounded out by the soulful vocals of Allyson MacCauley (bio at www.echocooperative.org/pdffiles/allysonbio.pdf) , the evening’s program ranges from the music of Ray Henderson and Dave Brubeck to Luis Bonfa and Alberto Ginastera, all the way down to Coldplay and Journey. Sitting in during the evening, guest singer/guitarist/percussionist Linda Go will share some of her deeply moving songwriting. Add to that husband and wife duo Al Schlimm and Joan D’Entremont, and you get one magical evening.
About Helpmate: For over 30 years, Helpmate has served as Buncombe County's primary provider of crisis-level services designed specifically for -and offered exclusively to -victims of domestic violence and their children. Services include: emergency shelter for women and their children, a 24-hour Hot Line, individual and group counseling, court advocacy programs, and preventative education for professionals, community leaders, and groups considered at risk of being abused. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to Commonwealth Fund survey. Find out more at: www.helpmateonline.org
The Echo Cooperative is a newly evolving collective of WNC artists and musicians creating top-quality performances and events under the motto “art outside the box.” The approximately monthy concert series, normally held at Jubilee! Community in Asheville began in October 2011 to create a forum to bring together audiences and artists in support of deep eco-social and personal transformation through artful living and through raising awareness and support for important work being done to support the collective life of the community and the planet. Ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations—including music and movement, static and moving images, words and silence—will continue to chip away at the imagined boundaries between heart and earth, playing and praying. The Echo Cooperative is a 501c3 non-profit project of Pan Harmonia, (www.pan-harmonia.org) and is the outgrowth of the Echo Early Music Festival, founded in 2007.