Shumei Arts

A reverence for nature and beauty is a fundamental tenet of the Shumei philosophy, and the guiding purpose behind the programs that the Shumei Arts Council of America presents.

Music and art not only bring pleasure, but also profoundly move the heart and mind, bringing us in touch with the wisdom of nature and the human spirit. Often described as one of Pasadena’s undiscovered treasures, Shumei Hall combines the beauty of art and music in a bright and airy space with well-balanced acoustical qualities.

Sights and Sounds of Nature
In participation with The Tender Land, Shumei presents an exhibition, concerts and lectures that reflect on our relationship with the natural world. The Tender Land: Preserve Its Beauty is an exhibition of photographs by landscape photographer Bill Ellzey. His images appear in National Geographic and are featured in major international publications. The Greater Symphony of the Earth is a concert by Paul Winter. A four-time Grammy-award-winning saxophonist and composer, Winter celebrates the sounds of the earth. His work embraces music from many cultural and natural sources of “wilderness musicians.” The Art of Evolution: Designing our Future by Learning from Our Awesome Ancestors is a lecture by Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, who explores the biological evolution of Earth’s living systems in search of models of organic organization.

Truly for Children
CelloMan is a children’s concert featuring accomplished American cellist Eugene Friesen, performing Song of the Whale, an homage to the grace and majesty of the natural world. In Voices From the Blue, UCLA professor Christoph Bull, organist and composer, introduces children to the sounds of birds and the planets, evoked by composers as diverse as Mozart, Messiaen and the Beatles.

A Link to Our Partners
Hear a radically creative kind of music at California Institute of Technology’s presentation of Gobo Gobo - The Sounds of Nature. Explore Chinese nature paintings at the Pacific Asia Museum.

[General information]
Shumei Hall, Pasadena & Shumei Hall Gallery
2430 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

The Tender Land: Preserve Its Beauty
October 9, 2004 - January 31, 2005
Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, by appointment only
Sunday, November 14, 2004, 2:30 p.m., Concert by Paul Winter
Friday, Janary 7, 2005, 8 p.m., Lecture by Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris
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