Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


CONNECT Concert:

Connecting Beethoven, Buildings and
BMW Motorcycles

With Pianist Lynne Haeseler and architect and long-distance motorcyclist Jeff Stein

   Saturday, November 15

Dinner at 6PM,
Performance at 7:30PM in the Cafe at Arcosanti
$40 dinner and performance; $20 performance only
For reservations, please call 928.632.7135

A CHAUTAUQUA: In this evening, we confront composer Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony; Architect Paolo Soleri's East Crescent at Arcosanti; Designer David Robb's BMW R1200GS motorcycle.       

Arcosanti serves to CONNECT people, to each other, to their surroundings, to the cosmos itself. This is the same purpose that Beethoven had in writing his symphonies, and that BMW has in making motorcycles. The truth is, EVERYTHING is connected, and in showing how that works with these three seemingly disparate entities, we all might grow a bit more comfortable with the idea. PLUS: there is the notion, in each, of being at the center of a world. Each composition: Symphony, Architecture, Motorcycle, TRANSPORTS you to such a place. We'll show you how!

A "chautauqua," by the way, is named after the birthplace of this kind of enlightening lecture/performance, Chautauqua, New York. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America from their start in 1874 until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. Former US President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America". So this is one of those...

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