Press release from the Creation Care Alliance of WNC:
Judith Glixon, a former Asheville resident who was once the principal cellist with the Asheville Symphony and the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, is returning to WNC to perform One Cello, One Planet, a series of solo cello concerts highlighting the urgency of climate change. Proceeds will support the work of the Creation Care Alliance of WNC, a program that empowers faith organizations to act on climate change.“The goal of the tour is three-fold,” says Glixon. “It’s to raise awareness about the urgency of our changing climate; to inspire people to act; and to raise funds for organizations like the Creation Care Alliance of WNC whose primary mission addresses climate change.”Glixon is returning to WNC for the tour out of a sense of duty. “This is the only planet we have and all living beings share it. As humans, collectively, we are responsible for the well-being of all its current and future inhabitants. Yet, even one individual (or cellist) can make a difference.”Glixon’s tour will have stops in Winston-Salem, Black Mountain, Tryon, Hendersonville and Asheville this August, and will take listeners through an abridged history of the human race with compositions by J.S. Bach (Unaccompanied Suites 2 & 3), Benjamin Britten (final movement of Suite for Cello, Op.72), Maurice Ravel and Daniel Crawford.The tour is being hosted by the Creation Care Alliance of WNC, an organization that empowers communities of faith to act on climate change. “We’re excited for Judith’s tour to blend the arts, science and spirituality in our community,” says Scott Hardin-Nieri, Director of the Creation Care Alliance. “So often when we explore climate change it’s with charts, data and temperatures. My hope is that exploring this issue in another way, through music, may touch something deeper within us too.”“One Cello, One Planet” Tour Dates:Winston-SalemAugust 11, 3 PMParkway United Church of Christ1465 Irving StreetWinston-Salem, NC 27103Cost: $20 for General AdmissionBlack MountainAugust 16, 7:30 PMFirst Christian Church201 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711Cost: $20 for General Admission, $35 for General Admission + discounted MountainTrue membership for one yearTryonAugust 18th, 3 PMThe Congregational Church – United Church of Christ210 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782Cost: $20 for General Admission, $35 for General Admission + discounted MountainTrue membership for one yearHendersonvilleAugust 23, 7:30 PMTrinity Presbyterian Church900 Blythe St, Hendersonville, NC 28791Cost: $20 for General Admission, $35 for General Admission + discounted MountainTrue membership for one yearAshevilleAugust 25, 4 PMJubilee Community Church46 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801To purchase tickets for all concerts, visit: https://creationcarealliance.org/events/.The Creation Care Alliance of WNC brings practical and hopeful solutions to our congregations and broader secular communities by engaging hearts and minds through inspiration, education, service, and advocacy. The Creation Care Alliance is a program of MountainTrue, WNC’s champion for clean waters, resilient forests, and healthy communities.