Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Unique June Notes for Nourishment Concert - June 25 - 3pm - St. Joseph Basilica - Alameda, CA

Hello Everyone :) – Welcome to the beginning of summer!

We are beginning our summer concerts with a unique opportunity to host the USA debut tour of Argentine guitarist/pop vocalist Tiano Vas, who has a huge following in South America and Europe. He is joined by harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, who mesmerized our NFN audiences in November, 2016. For this tour as a duo, their concerts are spiritual and devotional in nature, with songs in English & Spanish. Their performance on June 25th will include some of Tiano’s new songs about the beloved Padre Pio, and more. 

A little bit about our performers:

Cristian Ardito (Tiano Vas), Pop Artist & Christian Singer.

With successful tours of South America and Europe, Tiano Vas has delighted audiences with his music combining folk & classical styles. His albums Tiano Vas, El Latido, and Diez, as well as his popular music videos highlight his Latin Rock influences. In 2011, Tiano was invited to perform for the World Youth Day celebrations in Madrid. He was the only Argentine in history to be a part of this unique musical project concluding with an exclusive audience and concert for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Anna Maria Mendieta, Harpist. 

Anna Maria enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. She has played with orchestras and chamber music groups across the country including the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Russian National Orchestra, and Russian State Ballet. She has performed for Pope Benedict XVI, President Clinton, and the King and Queen of Spain; for National Hispanic Week in Washington D.C. 
Ms. Mendieta has been honored with composers writing new concerto repertoire for her to perform, and she is recognized internationally as a pioneer in performing Argentine Tango music on the harp. She has been praised by The American Symphony Orchestra League as an “exceptional and charismatic soloist”.

Where? - St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, CA
When? - Sunday, June 25, 3:00pm

This concert's beneficiary will be: Mary's Meals -
Mary's Meals is a wonderful organization with a simple idea that reaches millions.
"We are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty."
This was one of the organizations that inspired the creation of Notes for Nourishment!

Upcoming Summer NFN Concert Dates:
Sunday, July 30
Sunday, August 27