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Thursday, May 14, 2015

“Meditations East and West” with Sangam Opens the Folly Bowl Season May 16

gallery_paul_20__20peteThe sitar and cello together will make beautiful music as Peter Jacobson and Paul Livingstone, performing as Sangam, open the summer concert season on May 16 at 7:30, at The Folly Bowl in Altadena.

Over the past decade, the duo has blended the sounds of their instruments to create a fusion of Indian ragas, jazz counterpoint and rhythmic sounds that they call “ragajazz chamber music.”

Jacobson and Livingstone have performed with the Arohi Ensemble, and have been featured on Grammy-winning albums with Ozomatli, Quetzal & Rickey Kej.

Folly Bowl owner Susanna Dadd suggests that attendees bring a blanket and cushions for comfort.

“Please join us for a delightful concert to start our season,” she said. “This music has not yet been recorded, so this is the only way you can hear it at present.”

Bring a picnic basket to the garden amphitheater and enjoy a meal at the Bowl or just settle in before the concert starts. The doors open at 7 p.m. for attendees to grab the perfect seat or enjoy a spring picnic; Peter Jacobson and Paul Livingstone will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Altadena’s Folly Bowl amphitheatre is a unique location for concerts and entertainment, on the grounds of the private home of Susanna Dadd and James Griffith. The couple created the Folly Bowl and opened the location for public entertainment purposes in 2003. Throughout the years, they have focused on providing opportunities to enjoy unusual music and other unique opportunities.

“It may be chilly so dress warmly and bring a blanket,” Dadd suggests. “Please let us know if you plan to come so we can get an idea of numbers.”

The Folly Bowl is located at 1601 East Loma Alta in Altadena. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. For more, see

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