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Breaking free of its rarefied profile and lofty reputation, the harp takes the leading role in a new exhibit at the Museum of Making Music March 23 through September 30. "The Harp: A Global Story of Man, Music and Medicine" comes this spring to the interactive museum, confronting stereotypes and revealing the harp's indelible place in the history of mankind. A six- performance companion concert series coincides with the exhibit's opening, featuring an international slate of harps and harpists throughout the spring and summer.
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Museum of Making Music is hosting two concert events in November that trace saxophone music to its classical roots, showcase the legends who popularized the saxophone in jazz, and examine the wide range of saxophone designs, from the miniature sopranino to the towering six-foot tall contrabass sax.
PHOTO (view hi-res version): Saxophonist Rob Verdi with his collection of unique saxophones. Courtesy of Rob Verdi.
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Thanks to the support of the Ken Grody Ford dealership in Carlsbad, the Museum of Making Music recently received a $10,000 donation from Ford Motor Company to help introduce thousands of local underserved children to the world of music.
Ric Douglas, a local Ford dealership employee, saw an opportunity for the company to support the Museum of Making Music's many educational programs, so he set out to secure help from Ford Motor Company's regional division, which championed the opportunity all the way to the company's headquarters in Michigan. Ford Motor Company, a longtime supporter of organizations aiding underserved and at-risk youth, donated $10,000 to the Museum's Title One Fieldtrip program, which brings students from low-income areas to the Museum for an interactive, educational experience.
The Museum of Making Music, a division of the NAMM Foundation and a must-see destination for members of the music products industry, recently underwent a significant renovation to its galleries thanks to a $500,000 donation from a local patron.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 — The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music are delighted to announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II® synthesizer signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on eBay [link] from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, 2011.
SAN DIEGO – The Museum of Making Music – a cultural destination dedicated to exploring the enduring relationship between people, instruments and the music we make – is undergoing a significant renovation to give visitors new interactive musical experiences at its Carlsbad location.
The Museum of Making Music is presenting a rare opportunity to hear the Chapman Stick – one of the most notable stringed instrument innovations in recent history – performed by the musical instrument’s inventor Emmett Chapman.
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