World-renowned flutist to play in R.I.


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:23 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Satva Center -- a Rock Island-based community center providing yoga, tai chi, meditation practices and healing arts -- is hosting a benefit concert, art exhibit and silent auction at 7 tonight at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 7th Avenue and 23rd Street, Rock Island.

The benefit will feature a performance by the renowned master bansuri flutist John Wubbenhorst, who lives in San Francisco.

After studying for years with India's most highly regarded bansuri master, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Mr. Wubbenhorst went on to record several CDs, performing both classical Indian music and some of his own original pieces. He has since performed at prestigious venues and with distinguished musicians all over the world, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution, the Rotterdam Conservatory and the German Embassy.

Samrat Kekkeri will perform with him tonight on Indian tabla drum

Also tonight at the event, Debbie Happy Cohen, creator of "A Splash of Color," will have a one-woman art exhibit on display, and a silent auction of art items, local products and services will benefit the Satva Center. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students.

To see a sample of Mr. Wubbenhorst performing, visit youtube.com/watch?v=zgdZSllCQWk. For more information about Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave., Rock Island, visit satvacenter.com.



















 




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