Thursday, April 29, 2010


Dear Friends,

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming performances!

Sunday, May 2, 2010
Benefit Concert and Silent Auction in support of Breast Cancer
TIX: $25 includes wine and refreshments
*ALL PROCEEDS go directly to a dear friend who is currently battling breast cancer
South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory
1509 Mission
South Pasadena, CA

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Jessica Pierce, flute and Angela Cholakyan, piano
program includes Bach, Enesco, Khachatourian, and Mendelssohn-Rachmaninoff
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Friday, May 7, 2010
Bach's Lunch @ Trinity Lutheran Church
1340 Eleventh St.
Manhattan Beach, CA

Saturday, May 8, 2010
AlmaNova plays with Matt Hilly (percussion)
Jessica plays Piazzolla's 'Four Seasons' with piano and cello
Live at the Lounge
1014 Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Saturday, May 22, 2010
"The Sound of the Balkans" hosted by Annette Bening
feat. AlmaNova, Rade Serbedzija, Miroslav Tadic, and Zana Mesihovic
$50/each ALL PROCEEDS benefit the orphaned children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
TIX CALL: (310) 733-6858

Music for a Cause: Support Breast Cancer

Friday, April 23, 2010

AlmaNova plays Benefit for Bosnian Orphans hosted By Annette Bening

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Democracy Council and Bosana Foundation, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend “Sound of the Balkans, Music that transcends boundaries and divisions” to be held on 22 May, 2010 at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles.

All proceeds collected from the event, including the sale of tickets will go towards a scholarship fund for a number of exceptional young adults living at the orphanages all over Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that would like to pursue university education. The program will cover university costs, a small stipend and, if necessary, the housing costs. Our goal is to give these young adults the skills and opportunity to become self-reliant and productive citizens of their country. We are expecting approximately thirty (30) people to participate in the pre-event cocktail party and over three hundred (300) to attend the concert.

The featured musicians include Rade Serbedzija and Miroslav Tadic, AlmaNova and special guest appearances. The event will be a rich cultural evening, filled with music from various parts of the Balkan region. We will have three distinguished performances each with a slight variation and adaptations of added worldly cultures and sounds. In addition, American actress Annette Bening will give a special performance at the main event.

The Democracy Council is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Los Angeles that will provide tax-deductible letters for any generous donations. Bosana Foundation is an organization that has worked two years with a number of orphanages in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You can purchase the tickets by going online to

If you cannot attend the event but you would still like to contribute to the cause, please visit

Monday, April 19, 2010

Visit from a Kiwi!

Had a great time last week with one of the premier guitarists from New Zealand, Owen Moriarty. He was my duo partner during our time together at USC. He's an exceptional guitarist and a great friend! Enjoy this photo of Owen and I with Maestro Scott Tenannt.