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The Landscape of Guitar at The Amherst Opera House Grand Awakening
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
7:00 PM
Amherst Opera House
207 N Main St, Amherst, WI 54406
The Amherst Opera House was built in 1902. It served the village of Amherst as a venue for community gatherings for 68 years. In 1970 it was purchased and utilized for storage. For the past 48 years it has been boarded up and closed to all public access. In late 2017 it was acquired by The Amherst Opera House Co. Guild, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to return it to use as a venue for community events and activities such as art and photography exhibits, poetry recitals, musical performances, storytelling, creative workshops and other public gatherings.

Patchouli & Terra Guitarra will perform their new animated painting concert experience The Landscape of Guitar. Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like Malaguena to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of Sounds of Silence this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their new animated animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows thru the concert. Moving in 3D guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience.

Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Terra Guitarra and Patchouli. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Firelight recently nominated Best Instrumental Album of the Year 2015. Public Radio favorite Patchouli features Julies sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. The Chicago Tribune says the duos songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit. See and hear the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.

To our knowledge this will be the first major performance on the stage of the Amherst Opera House in the last 52 years. Come and enjoy the "Grand Awakening" experience as we welcome the Amherst Opera House back as a venue for local theater, visual arts, and music.