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Justice Snow’s hosts anniversary Salon

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Musician David Kontak will perform on his home-made instruments Sunday at Justice Snow's Salon.
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If You Go …

What: Justice Snow’s Third Anniversary Salon

Where: Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar

When: Sunday, Sept. 6, TKTIME

How much: $25

More information: Seating is limited to 50. RSVP strongly recommended at 970-429-8192

Tickets: thirdanniversarysalon.eventbrite.com

Composer Andrea Clearfield and performance artist Alya Howe will bring together some remarkable talents for a three-year anniversary celebration of the arts at the Salon at Justice Snow’s on Sunday.

Clearfield and Howe have curated a program of six performances in the intimate and historic bar, including music, poetry, sound meditation and dance.

“We have a special program planned and Alya and I are extremely excited about this lineup,” Clearfield said.

The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres from Justice Snow’s chef Jonathan Leichliter.

The Salon is an award-winning performance series in Philadelphia modeled after the 19th Century European salons. Founded in 1986 by composer and Aspen Music Festival and School alum Clearfield, these events feature a broad spectrum of artistic performance, including all types of music, spoken word, dance and multimedia works. Many of the pieces and ensembles are experimental and created specifically to suit the intimate atmosphere. Previous events have sold out.

The lineup of performers includes:

Andrea Clearfield will perform a 19th Century Salon-style waltz with Alya Howe and friends.

Nancy Steltmann, cellist from Michigan, performing Suite No. 5 in C minor by Bach and “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff with Clearfield on piano.

Lisamarie McGrath, flutist and sound journey meditation artist, will perform “The Mythic Flute Embodied” including Robert Baska’s “Krishna’s Song” and a Native American Flute Improvisation inspired by Kokopelli.

David Kontak, musician and instrument builder from New Hampshire, will perform original works on his homemade, invented instruments.

Roaring Fork Valley local Chad Steig will use a variety of forms, including paint, music, poetry and sculpture, to express the notion that true, public art has the power to change lives.

Alyssa Szczelina, a 16-year-old Roaring Fork Valley native and featured poet at Justice Snow’s Poetry Brothel, will perform three original poems designed to confront cultural norms and limits.