2015 Humanity In Harmony Concertscroll down
If the Beatles, James Taylor, and John Mayer met at Jewish summer camp, it could end up sounding like Jewish rocker Sheldon Low.
Brittany has been studying and playing the harp since she was 8 years old. Today she is the Harp faculty member at the Flint Institute of Music.
Julie is a Grammy award winning Singer/Songwriter best known for Bette Midler’s version of her song FROM A DISTANCE which won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1991.
Currently she is writing songs for the Oxford University Press for a series that teaches English to elementary school children all over the world. As the daughter of an immigrant, she sees this as her most meaningful endeavor to date.
The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet
We are pleased to have The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet return for the Second Humanity in Harmony Concert. This group of talented and dedicated high school students auditions for the opportunity to play in the quartet each year. The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet, under the direction of Alesia Byrd, is sponsored by the Dort Family Trust.
Victor Ghannam and Friends
Victor Ghannam is a self-taught musician who has performed throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe and the Middle East. He plays many instruments but is mostly known for his talent on the Oud and Qanoun.
He began his musical life at the age of 4 and today is a stage veteran who has toured with many of the leading recording artists of the Middle East and is most recognized for his dazzling improvisation. He, and his friends, will dazzle with the sounds of Lebanon and the Middle East.
Reverend Robert Jones
Authenticity is something that Rev. Robert Jones believes is important to all of us. And everything about this Pastor from Detroit is authentic.
Wanda is a virtuoso on some of the most traditional of instruments, yet not very familiar instruments around. She plays the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, and hammered dulcimer.
First Humanity In Harmony Journalist in Residence
Gary Lane, CBN Chief International Correspondent
As part of the memorial to Daniel Pearl, the Humanity in Harmony Concert supports a scholarship in journalism given by the Flint Journal/M-Live and the Flint Jewish Federation. This year’s theme: Given the potential dangers as shown by current events and the story of Daniel Pearl, why do you think journalists overseas continue to risk their lives to report news in areas of conflict and push for freedom of the press?
To help focus on this question we will welcome, for the first time, an international reporter as our Journalist
Gary Lane started his broadcast and journalism career while still at Davison High School, and later at WJRT TV as well as local radio stations WTRX, WGER and WKMF. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. Since 1984 Lane has led international news coverage reporting from 120 countries. Mr. Lane will address questions like, why it is important to cover news from dangerous places, what precautions he makes when traveling, how reporters, and their families, deal with the very real dangers they put themselves in, and he will talk about Daniel Pearl and how his death affected how reporters work.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Saturday October 17th
Anderson Room at the Flint Institute of Music
11 am Non-Violent Conflict Resolution Workshop
1 pm Reverend Robert Jones: A finger style blues guitar workshop.
2:30 pm Julie Gold songwriting workshop
Michael J Thorp
Producer / host
Michael J. Thorp has written produced, directed and appeared in numerous on stage, radio and television programs, commercials and on film. He is a broadcaster, author and program host.
On radio Michael did everything from talks shows and news to sports play by play. He was creator, producer and host of the EMMY Award winning “Huckleberry Radio Hour”, a live radio variety show. A television news anchor and reporter, Thorp was creator and host of Michigan Public Television’s “Homepage Magazine.” He is currently host of “Michael J. Thorp’s American Civil War Years”, which earned an EMMY nomination in 2012.
Michael has published three books, based in and on Michigan; “The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test-The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Michigan”, a children’s book, “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry.” His new book, “Michigan’s Thumb Drive” was just released and all are available at his web site, michaeljthorp.com.
2014 Humanity In Harmony Concert
We seek out stringed musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds to perform each year.
Enjoy a sample of the 2014 performances below.
Artists in 2014 were Sheldon Low, The Moxie Strings, Dr. Mike Kassel, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Chris Shafkalis and John Pappas.
View video clips of their performances on this page… Click here.