Still Waters - Buddhism: A One Day Spiritual Study and Practice Retreat
This is the fourth of four retreats scheduled between now and May 2017. Each retreat focuses on one of four mystical traditions, within: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Each morning we examine the teachings from one of these mystical traditions. In the afternoon, Dr. Riegel provides guidance on a variety of spiritual practices, i.e., mantra, silent meditation, walking meditation, and turning exercises. Retreats run from 9am - 4pm (with a one and a half hour lunch break, off site or bring your own lunch).
Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Cost: $30 at the door (lunch not included) or via PayPal option immediately below photo. If paying via PayPal, we will keep your name at the event ticket desk for check in upon arrival. No tickets will be otherwise issued so please bring a copy of your PayPal email receipt as proof of purchase.
Rebellion The Gnarly Side of Classical
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church's own Music Director is also a concert pianist. Having studied under Flavio Varani, Mr. Palazzolo is also a composer, arranger, and conductor. He has been with us since 2002 and we are delighted to sponsor him in a solo piano recital for the second year in a row. With interesting and witty verbal program notes, he gives us a taste of the times when the composer wrote the music.
Rebellion takes many forms, from breaking rules to expressing anger at injustice to merely expanding the musical palette. You will hear Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, a seldom-played polonaise (the Tragic) of Chopin, the Afro-Latin beats of Gottschalk (an unjustly-neglected American composer), one of Prokofiev's War Sonatas, and Scriabin - another Russian. Joseph will close with the popular Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin, one of America's greatest iconoclasts.
Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Cost:Presale via PayPal option immediately below photo: adults: $15; seniors (60+) and students: $12. (Note - If paying via PayPal, we will keep your name at the event ticket desk for check in upon arrival. No tickets will be otherwise issued so please bring a copy of your PayPal email receipt as proof of purchase.) Cost at the door: adults $20; seniors (60+) and students $15 - cash or check only.