Thursday, October 25, 2012

SGI-USA FREE October Peace Concert

We have a Dream - Living a Culture of Peace


Laura Hamm-Goetschel
1000 Words
A journey around the world through music and photography
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM -- Doors open 6:30 PM
Location: Chicago - 14th & Wabash
No tickets needed. Free Concert. Free Parking.
The SGI -USA Chicago Peace Concert Series presents Laura Hamm-Goetschel, in concert at the SGI -USA Chicago Culture Center 1455 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605 on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 PM.
This is a free concert with free parking. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information, call 312-913-1211;
Laura Hamm-Goetschel & special guest artists perform World Music
Laura Hamm-Goetschel received her MM and Certificate in Flute Performance from Northwestern University and has performed at numerous music festivals and concerts throughout the world. She most recently returned from a highly acclaimed tour of China with Trio Chicago and Friends where they performed at the American Embassy, universities and schools. Mrs. Hamm-Goetschel maintains an active freelance career performing with the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicagoland Pops, the Goodman Theater, the Ravinia Festival, and Elgin Symphony Orchestras. She is also on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago and teaches privately at her own studio in Evanston.
She actively serves as an American Cultural Ambassador through the (USA) State Department by touring internationally as the flutist with Trio Chicago & Friends, an American ensemble praised for its numerous tours to remote parts of the globe. In the past nine years she has performed with the group in hundreds of concerts in Indonesia, Mongolia, Russia Far East, Papua New Guinea, Botswana, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Jordan, Turkey, Paraguay and Brazil. They perform American Classical and Jazz music for thousands of people at various venues including embassies and leading concert halls. They also teach master classes and workshops at primary and secondary schools and universities.
Mrs. Hamm-Goetschel is also a Chicago based photographer whose unique visual style has been appreciated by audiences worldwide. She has experience in shooting events, live performances, artwork, nature and portraiture of all types, including pets and boudoir.
Her photos have been featured in the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 editions of “Century of Life: An Inspirational Date Book”. Her work has also been published internationally in various journals including the Seikyo Shimbun (Tokyo, Japan), World Tribune Newspaper and Living Buddhism (Nationwide), Chicago Tribune, Vientiane Times (Laos), Viet Nam News (Vietnam), Kankakee Daily-Journal (Chicago, IL) and La Raza (Chicago, IL).
The SGI Chicago Peace Concert Series is affiliated with SGI -USA (a registered IRS 501 © (3) non-profit) a lay Buddhist organization dedicated to peace, culture and education. As part of our mission, we’re proud to present these Peace Concerts on the last Friday of every month as a gift to the community. The Peace Concert Series has been ongoing since March of 2004.
Peace Concert Series Contact: George Goetschel, Peace Concert Coordinator 847-732-2497 or Joy Sanchez-
Print Version: Free Peace Concert: Laura Hamm-Goetschel Friday, October 26th - 7PM - SGI -USA Chicago Culture Center 1455 S. Wabash. Free Concert. Free Parking. Doors open 6:30pm Info: 312-913-1211;

Peace Concert Committee

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