Sixth Annual Asheville Percussion Festival
June 26-July 2 2017

Tickets on sale here
Keep checking the website for details
AshevilleRhythm.org

 

World Percussion Classes with River Guerguerian

When: Every Tuesday
Beginner Class 5:00-6:15pm  

When: Every Wednesday  
Level 1 5:30-6:45
Level 2 7:00-8:15

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs.
Website: www.ShareTheDrum.com
Price:
$12 per class.  2 classes on the same day for $20
Details: Bring your doumbek, frame drums, djembe, congas, cajon, etc. There will be extra drums available.
Beginner's Class - For those who have never really played a drum before, or it's been a long time. We will focus on how to play proper tones, and how to understand rhythm in the body and the mind.
Level 1 - For those who have been playing for about a year or more, and who understand how to play the proper tones on their drums (bass, edge, muted), and understand concepts about rhythm.
Level 2 - For those who have been playing at least three years, can maintain a rhythm while others play a counter rhythm, and are comfortable playing in odd time rhythms.

Become actively engaged in a life of rhythm at whatever level you seek: physical, healthful, soulful. River's classes inspire beginners to explore new possibilities, advanced students to aspire to deepening their skills and all participants to resonate in the supportive community that grows from making music together. 


 

April 30, 2017
Virginia Schenck with Kevin Bales, River Guerguerian, Eliot Wadopian

Where: Timucua White House - 2000 S Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32806
When: 7pm

 

May 5, 2017
River with Free Planet Radio in Concert

Where: Diana Wortham Theatre MainStage Series - 
2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801
When: 8pm
Tickets: $35 regular / $30 student / $20 child

May 19, 2017
River with Free Planet Radio will play a live soundtrack for Buster Keaton's silent film, "The General", and play a set of original music after the movie.

Where: The Cary Theater - 122 East Chatham St, Cary NC  27511
When: 8-10:30pm
Tickets: thecarytheater.com/

June 26-July 2, 2017
6th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival - Mosaic of Rhythm
tickets on sale now!

Monday June 26-Friday June 30 Artist Residency and Intensive Programs
When: 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: Odyssey School - 90 Zillicoa St. - Asheville. NC 28801
Tickets: available here

Saturday July 1  Festival workshops, free and open to the public
Where: Odyssey School - 90 Zillicoa St. - Asheville. NC 28801
Tickets: available here

Saturday July 1  Masters Concert
When: 8:00pm
Where: Diana Wortham Theater - 2 Pack Square - Asheville, NC 28801 (Entrance and parking garage are on Biltmore Ave.)
Tickets: available here

Sunday July 2  Sound Meditation
When: 11:00am
Where: Odyssey School - 90 Zillicoa St. - Asheville. NC 28801
Tickets: available here

 

 


PREVIOUS EVENTS

2017

Saturday April 8, 2017
Hand Drumming Workshop and Sound Meditation with River Guerguerian

Where: Unity Center of Peace - 8800 Seawell School Rd. - Chapel Hill, NC 27516
When: 
10-12:30
 Introduction to hand drumming skills: $35.
~ building upon your own naturally-given rhythm; experiencing your internal pulse
~ how to produce well-rounded tones and make your drum sing!
~ playing harmoniously with other people
~ focus on middle eastern finger techniques adaptable to all hand drums

This class is for beginners as well as more experienced drummers. If you have never touched a drum before you will learn basic finger techniques, tones and rhythms. If you have been playing for a while, it offers a more in depth exploration and practice session to build defined tones, hand strength and refine your definition and skills. Excellent warm up for the following workshop: 

12:30-2:00 Lunch break

2:00-5:00 Intermediate/advanced: $45.
~ exploring rhythms from around the world (Middle East, Brazil, Africa, India)
~ layering poly-rhythms and ensemble playing
~ odd time rhythms
~ finger style techniques used for frame drum, doumbek, riq tambourine, kanjira, pandeiro and more.
~ moving meditation as we walk & drum on the Serenity Trail

Additional Details: Bring your drums: doumbeks, djembes, frame drums, riqs, tambourines, pandeiros, kanjiras, and cajons. A few loaners are available. If you have drums to share, please bring them. There will be various drums and CDs for sale. Please let us know if you wish to special order your very own Cooperman frame drum. 
Contact: Rima to order, rimaluna2014@gmail.com or 267 566 3911

8-9:30 Sound Meditation/Performance: $18.  
~ Let your body, mind and spirit be bathed in the calming, rejuvenating sounds of frame drums, singing bowls, hand pan, gongs, bells, and shakers. Experience the magic of River’s exquisite percussion mastery as he takes you on a soul journey of rhythm.

Sunday April 2, 2017
Asheville Rhythm presents Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

When: 6:00pm Please try to arrive by 5:50 to choose your place and settle in. If you are running late, call Rima, 267 566 3911, so we know to hold your place. Thank you.
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Tickets: $15 for sale here AshevilleRhythm.org
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

Saturday April 8, 2017

Saturday March 25
7th Annual {Re}HAPPENING
River Guerguerian with the Asheville Rhythm Ensemble performing Resonating Forest

When: 3-10:00pm Resonating Forest performance at 6:00pm on the lakeshore 
Where:  Camp Rockmont - 375 Lake Eden Road - Black Mountain, NC 28711
Tickets: available here
Details: Resonating Forest, an interactive sound installation, is part of a full day of immersive creativity will include performance art,        music, visual art, and more. Artists from the area and from the wider world will gather to create an interdisciplinary experience.

Sunday March 5, 2017
Asheville Rhythm presents Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Saturday March 4, 2017
House concert with River Guerguerian and Chris Rosser. J.Q. Vay, Aditi and Jay will be opening the show.

When: 7-9:00pm
Where: 162 Old Lakey Gap Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711-8741
Tickets: $20
Details: Please RSVP to asethibrown@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. Details and directions will be in response to email. Thank you!
Facebook: House Concert with Chris Rosser and River Guerguerian

Sunday February 12, 2017

Jane Kramer in concert featuring River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian of Free Planet Radio, as well as Lyndsay Pruett of the Jon Stickley Trio and Billy Cardine of Acoustic Syndicate. 

Where: The Grey Eagle - 185 Clingman Ave - Asheville, NC 28801
When: 7:00pm
Tickets: www.thegreyeagle.com available here

February 5-9
River in residency teaching and performing as part of the MFA in Music Composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Crossover Quintet featuring River Guerguerian, percussion; Gregor Huebner, violin; Pat Swoboda, bass; John Benthal, guitars; Anna Webber, flute.
When: Thursday, February 9, 8:00pm
Where: Vermont College of the Fine Arts - College Hall Chapel - 36 College St. Montpelier, VT 05602
Website: vcfa.edu/music-comp/news/mfa-music-composition-announces-upcoming-residency-events-0
Details: Multiple concerts and events during the week featuring music written by VCFA students and performed by world-class musicians fill the week.
All events are open—and free of charge—to the public, and will be streamed live at vcfa.edu/livestrea

January 27, 2017
Rollins College - Keene Hall - 1000 Holt Avenue - Winter Park, FL
River with Free Planet Radio
Gladdening Light Symposium, Master Class '...exploring relationships between musical cultures through the universal language of sound.'

When: 2:00
Where: Rollins College - Keene Hall - 1000 Holt Avenue - Winter Park, FL
Website: http://gladdeninglight.org/symposium-2017/
Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River GuerguerianChris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian Free and open to the public (Sponsored by the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Artist Fund).

January 28, 2017
River with Free Planet Radio Performance

When: 6:30- 11:00pm
Where: Tiedtke Concert Hall - Rollins College - Keene Hall - 1000 Holt Avenue - Winter Park, FL
Contact: Sherry Orr SORR@rollins.edu 407.646.1527
Details: not open to the public

 

2016

December 9, 2016
Hand Drumming Workshop and Sound Meditation with River Guerguerian


Where:  Unity Center of Peace - 8800 Seawell School Rd. - Chapel Hill, NC 27516
When: 
2:00-4:00pm Introduction to hand drumming skills: $25
              - building upon your own naturally-given rhythm
              - how to produce well-rounded tones and make your drum sing!
              - playing harmoniously with other people
              - focus on middle eastern finger techniques adaptable to all hand drums
This class is for beginners as well as more experienced drummers. If you have never touched a drum before you will learn basic finger techniques. If you have been playing for a while, it offers a more in depth exploration and practice session to build defined tones, hand strength and refine your definition and skills. Excellent warm up for the following workshop. 

4:30-7:00pm Intermediate/advanced: $30
              - exploring rhythms from around the world (Middle East, Brazil, Africa, India)
              - layering poly-rhythms and ensemble playing
              - odd time rhythms
              - finger style techniques used for frame drum, doumbek, riq tambourine, kanjira, pandeiro and more.
                 Adaptable to all drums.

Additional Details: Bring your drums: doumbeks, djembes, frame drums, riqs, tambourines, pandeiros, kanjiras, and cajons. A few loaners are available.
                               If you have drums to share, please bring them.

8-9:30pm Sound Meditation/Performance: $15 
              
 Let your body, mind and spirit be bathed in the calming, rejuvenating sounds of frame drums, singing bowls, hand pan, gongs, bells, and shakers.
               Experience the magic of River’s exquisite percussion mastery. 

December 3, 2016

River with  Free Planet Radio
Positively Odyssey!  Odyssey School Benefit

Where: Altamont Theater - 18 Church St. - Asheville, NC 28801
When: 6-9pm
Tickets: available here
Event website:  http://odysseycommunity.org/blog/positively-odyssey-2016/
Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River GuerguerianChris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian

November 23-26
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek & his Ensemble
‘Love is My Religion’ CD Release Concert

Where: Jerusalem Theatre, Oud Festival, Jerusalem and the Saint Josef Auditorium, Nazareth
Details: Performing traditional Sufi, folk and contemporary music from Turkey and the Middle East. 

Thursday-Sunday November 10-13
River at AwakeningSoul Retreat

Where: Lutheridge Conference Center - 2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden, NC   28704
Website: awakeningsoulpresents.org
Details: Performing with Fran McKendree & Facilitating a Drumming Workshop.

Tuesday November 8
Leadership Asheville Seniors' Arts Day

Where: The Block - 39 South Market St. - Asheville, NC 28801
When: 1-3:00
Details: Offered by OLLI, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, this program consists of a panel discussion and performance. The panelists are River, David Whitehill, Executive Director of the Asheville Symphony, and Laura Boosinger,  Executive Director of the Madison County Arts Council. The percussion performance will include a solo by River who will be joined by some Elder members of the Asheville Rhythm Ensemble. 

Friday - Sunday November 4 - 6
Asheville Rhythm presents
Frame Drum Retreat

Sunday October 30
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

September 1-30
River & Free Planet Radio on tour in The People's Republic of China

9/3 Dalian International Conference Center Theater
9/4 Mukden Theater
9/6 Weifang Grand Theatre
9/7 Qingdao Grand Theater
9/8 Yantai Theatre
9/10 Handan Grand Theatre
9/11 Henan Art Center
9/13 Shanxi Grand Theatre
9/15 Ulan Chiat
9/17 Nanjing Poly Theater
9/18 Taizhou Grand Theatre
9/19 Ma On Shan Theatre
9/20 Huai'an Theater
9/22 Chongqing Grand Theatre
9/24 Dongguan Yulan Theatre
9/25 Huizhou Cultural Arts Center
9/27 Wenzhou Grand Theatre
9/28 Xiamen Tankahkeei Theatre
9/29 Ningbo Culture Plaza Theatre
9/30 Lishui Grand Theatre

Sunday August 28
Sound Immersion was sold out. Next Sound Immersion is Sunday October 30, 5:00.

Sunday August 21
River & Free Planet Radio at the Save Kat Williams Fundraising Event

Where: The Asheville Renaissance Hotel - 31 Woodfin Street - Asheville, NC 28801
When: 5-8:00pm
Tickets: $20 tinyurl.com/savekatwilliams
Details: Asheville's beloved songstress, Kat Williams, is on a critical path for a kidney transplant! Join Free Planet Radio and West Sound for an evening of music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, generosity and friends. Unable to attend? Visit her funding site.

Saturday July 16
Free Planet Radio & The Opal String Quartet

Where: Altamont Theater - 18 Church St. - Asheville, NC 28801
When: Doors open at 7:00 - show at 8:00
Website: http://thealtamonttheatre.com/event/fpr/
Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River GuerguerianChris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian

Saturday May 21
River with Free Planet Radio in Concert at the Tryon Fine Arts Center

Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center (Veh Stage) - 34 Melrose Ave. - Tryon, NC
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: available at the TFAC box office or online 
Details: During this concert, Chris will play a very special guitar, handmade by Lichty Guitars in Tryon, NC, who have generously donated this exquisite instrument for the annual Lichty guitar raffle for LEAF Community ArtsThe band will be joined on stage by Tom Boots, a WNC visual artist, who will put brush to canvas as he creates a painting to the music. 

Sunday March 27
Asheville Rhythm presents
River, Chris RosserJohn Vorus in collaboration with the Asheville Movement Collective

Where: Asheville Masonic Temple 80 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801
Time: 10:30am
TIckets: available here

Details: A live music special event with musicians River Guerguerian playing a collection of percussion instruments including gongs, hand pan, singing bowls, and hand drums, Chris Rosser on exotic stringed instruments and keys, and John Vorus on didgeridoo, drones, and live processing.

Sunday March 20
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 5:00pm
Tickets: $15 available here
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

February 26-28
Asheville Rhythm presents
Frame Drum Retreat
Tickets & Details: AshevilleRhythm.org

February 27
River with Jane Kramer

Where: The Grey Eagle
When:  Doors open at 7:00 - show at 8:00
Website: thegreyeagle.com
Details: Jane Kramer's new album release show 
Tickets: available here

Friday February 19
River with Virginia Schenck
Imagine a World

Where: White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd. Black Mountain, NC
Time: 8:00
Tickets: available here

February 5, 2016
River with Free Planet Radio

Where: Altamont Theater - 18 Church St. - Asheville, NC 28801
When: Doors open at 7:00 - show at 8:00
Website: thealtamont.com/category/upcoming-shows/
Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian 
Tickets: available here

Sunday January 31, 2016
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 5:00pm
Tickets: $15 available here
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

2015

Thursday December 31
Asheville Rhythm presents
Dancing, Drums and Dreams - A Rhythmic Celebration of the New Year

When: December 31, 2015
Time: 8:30pm-1am
Where: Eliada -  PARC Building - 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806
Directions: eliada.org/driving-directions  Lots of free Parking
Tickets: Individual $39 advance/$44 door - Couples $69 advance/$80 door - Seniors (60+) $34 advance/$40 door - Student $19 and kids under 12 are free
available through Eventbrite at AshevilleRhythm.org  click on the Events tab.

Join us at Eliada for an evening of dancing with world music super-group Free Planet Radio, a Drum Circle of communal celebration, sweet and savory light fare, an inspirational poetry reading and a New Years Eve countdown. We will close the evening with a sound meditation to usher in 2016 in peace, calm, and with focused intention.  
Bring your drum and a yoga mat if you want to lie down during the Sound Meditation. BYOB

Eliada is a non-profit agency serving the children and families of Western North Carolina. We are pleased to be partnering with them for this amazing event.
Please visit their website to see the wonderful work that they do. 

Sunday December 27
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 5:00pm
Tickets: $15 SOLD OUT, Tickets are available for Sunday, January 31 2016
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday December 4-6, 2015
Asheville Rhythm presents
Frame Drum Retreat with River Guerguerian

Asheville Rhythm presents a weekend devoted to the exploration of the frame drum. If you play the frame drum and wish to step up to your next level of expertise, join us for this weekend of study mixed with a big dose of collaboration, community and fun. This workshop is open to frame drum players who are at least intermediate level.
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Tickets: $164 click here to purchase
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & 

Sunday 12/6
10:00am-12:30pm Workshop

Details: Bring frame drums, riqs, kanjira and tambourines. Some loaners will be available. We will work on all three styles of frame drum playing: lap, hand held and free hand. We will also include tambourine, kanjira and pandeiro techniques. We will explore rhythms from around the world, concentrating on the Middle East, experimenting with improvisation and soloing.

Sunday December 6
Free Planet Radio performs at a candlelight vigil and fundraiser to benefit Syrian refugee children hosted by Hadaya Toys.

Where: Jubilee! - 46 Wall Street - Asheville, NC
When: 6-8:00pm
Tickets: available at the door or in advance at Malarops. 
Details: Hadaya Toys is a grass-roots organization dedicated to supporting the overlooked needs of refugee children through creativity and play.

Sunday November 29

Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 5:00pm
Tickets: $15 click here to purchase
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

Sunday November 22
River with The Billy Jonas Band CD release concert, Benefit for KIDS4PEACE

When: Sunday November 22 6:30pm
Where: The Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801
Tickets: etix.com
Details: featuring music from HaBayta, new CD of of original Jewish Music by Billy Jonas

November 5-8
River at Awakening Soul Retreat

Where: Lutheridge Conference Center - 2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden, NC   28704
Website: awakeningsoulpresents.org
Details: performing with Fran McKendree & Facilitating a Drumming Workshop.

November 12-15
River at Lake Junaluska Peace Conference
Advance the work of reconciliation and peace by learning peace making and contemplative practices from the Abrahamic traditions.

Where: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
            91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Website: lakejunaluska.com/events/spiritual_enrichment/peace/
Details: performing with Yuval Ron

November 13
River at The Asheville Bioneers Conference 
Asheville Bioneers is a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event.

Where: Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville Campus
            36 Montfort Ave., Asheville, NC
When: 5:30-10:30pm
Tickets: Free and open to the public
Details: Music and ideas throughout the night.

Saturday October 31
Asheville  Rhythm presents
Halloween at the Eliada Corn Maze

Where:   Eliada - 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806
When: Saturday, October 31, 1-2:30pm
Tickets: Free with ticket to the Corn Maze
Details: Eliada, Helping Cildren Succeed, is a home and school for children with special needs. River will lead the Asheville Rhythm Ensemble with Kevin Spears on the Kalimba, William DeHaro on the Heron, and LunaSpiral Tribal Bellydance in a Halloween Carnival of costumed drummers, dancers, and musicians. This Asheville Rhythm event,  is to benefit Eliada, as part of their Halloween Trick or Treat fundraiser.

Friday-Saturday October 17-18
River at LEAF Festival with Bashiri Johnson

Where: LEAF Festival
When: 4:00 Eden Hall on Saturday
           4:00 The Barn on Sunday
Website: theleaf.org

Monday September 28
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $15 click here to purchase
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

2015
August 8
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble

Where: Carthage Festival - Tunis, Tunisia
Website: Festival International de Carthage

August 10
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble

Where: Sousse International Festival - Sousse, Tunisia
Website: festival-international-sousse.tn

Friday August 28
River with Free Planet Radio & Opal String Quartet:
Global Symphony Project CD Release Concert

Where: Isis Music Hall
Tickets: Adults $12adv/$15door
Website: isisasheville.com 

Saturday August 29
River with Rev. Kiah Abendroth, Aditi Sethi & Jay Brown
Concert in the Garden: an evening of world and sacred music.

Where: Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, 99 White Pine Dr. Black Mountain NC
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $20 ($10 children)   828 669 2052 

Sunday August 30
Asheville Rhythm presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian

Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Time: 5:00pm
Tickets: $15
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevilleRhythm.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.
Sunday July 5 2015
River with David LaMotte

Where: White Horse Black Mountain105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Time: 7:00pm Admission: $18 advance ticket
Website: whitehorseblackmountain.com

Saturday July 25
River as special guest with Joshua Messick

Where: White Horse Black Mountain, 105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Time: 8:00pm Admission: $18 advance ticket
Website: whitehorseblackmountain.com

June 15-21
Asheville Percussion Festival 2015
Where: Odyssey Community School & Diana Wortham Theatre
Tickets: www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/tickets
Schedule: www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/schedule
Details: www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info

Saturday May 30
Performing with Luna Ray for Asheville Community Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

Friday-Saturday May 9-10
River at LEAF Festival with Free Planet Radio & Natalia Clavier
Where: LEAF Festival
Website: theleaf.org

Sunday April 26
Sound Meditation for OLLI of University of North Carolina-Asheville

Sunday April 26
Yoga with a Pulse
When: 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Asheville Yoga Center - 211 S Liberty St, Asheville, NC
Tickets: $25 - To register go to http://youryoga.com/yoga-workshops/

Thursday April 24
Rhythm Workshop & Masterclass
Where: Asheville School

Thursday April 23
Rhythm Workshop & Masterclass
Where: Carolina Day School
Website: carolinaday.org

Sunday April 12
Asheville Percussion presents
Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevillePercussion.org
Details: A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. 
Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.

Sunday April 12
River with David LaMotte & Chris Rosser
Where: The Orange Peel - 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Details: Concert to benefit Smart Start of Buncombe County!

Thursday April 9
Sound Effects: A Benefit Concert for the Asheville Music School
with guests performance by River Guerguerian and Chris Rosser
Where: Isis Music Hall - 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Website: isisasheville.com

Sunday March 8
River with the April Sessions (Billy Cardine, Chris Rosser, Zack Page)
Where: Isis Music Hall - 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Website: isisasheville.com

Saturday February 28
River with The Billy Sea & Casey Driessen
Where: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, Asheville

Saturday February 21
Asheville Percussion presents a Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs

Friday February 6
River with Luna Ray
Where: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, Asheville

Wednesday January 28
Asheville Percussion & OM Sanctuary present: Yoga with a Pulse
w Sierra Hollister & River Guerguerian
Where: OM Sanctuary - 87 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville NC 28806 - 828.252.7313

Friday January 17
Asheville Percussion presents a Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 288017:00pm


2014

Wednesday December 31
OM Sanctuary & Asheville Percussion present:

 "Illuminate your Intentions"
with Celebration & Ceremony
8:30pm-midnight New Years Eve
Musical performance by: Soulful Vocalist Lizz Wright,
Percussionist River Guerguerian, Multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser and special guest John Vorus
Auspicious Tea Ceremony – Tea provided by Dobra Tea
 Sacred Circle Dances led by Tarleton Brooks
Tribal Dance by LunaSpiral, Fire and Drum Circle
Sound Meditation closure
Where: OM Sanctuary - SOLD OUT!  Thank you

Saturday December 13
Jonas Gerard Studio & Asheville Percussion presents:
Live Performance Painting with River Guerguerian & Friends
Where: Jonas Gerard Studio-Riverview Station: 191 Lyman St. #144, Asheville, NC 28801
Website:  jonasgerard.com
Details: Live Painting performance By Jonas and River featuring Jake Wolf. Jonas is quite the performance artist.

Friday December 12
River with Chris Rosser CD Release & Free Planet Radio
Where: Isis Music Hall
Tickets: Adults $12adv/$15door
Website: isisasheville.com

Sunday December 7
"Indigenous Soul"
Blindfolded Authentic Movement with Live Shamanic Soundscapes and Rhythms.
Where: Lush-Works Gallerya: 26 battery park ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Tickets: $25
Website: shamaniqueexperience.com

Friday December 5
Asheville Percussion presents a Sound Immersion with River Guerguerian
When: 7:00pm
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs
Tickets: $15 - Please RSVP to ashevillepercussion@gmail.com or call 828-301-6605. Space is limited to 12 people.
Website: ShareTheDrum.com & AshevillePercussion.org

Friday November 28
River as special guest with Joshua Messick CD Release Concert
Where: White Horse Black Mountain
              105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Website: whitehorseblackmountain.com

November 6-9
River at Awakening Soul Retreat
Where: Lutheridge Conference Center - 2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden, NC   28704
Website: awakeningsoulpresents.org
Details: performing with Fran McKendree & Facilitating a Drumming Workshop. Featuring Barbara Brown Taylor and John Phillip Newell

Saturday October 25
River with Free Planet Radio
Where: UU Coffeehouse Music Series
Website: uucoffeehouse.org

Saturday October 18
River at LEAF Festival
Where: LEAf Festival - Eden Hall.  Black Mountain, NC
Website: theleaf.org
Details: Teaching a Middle Eastern Drum & Dance Workshop with Lisa Zahiya and guests

Sunday October 12
River with The Billy Sea
Where: New Mountain AVL
Website: newmountainavl.com
Details: Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project / The Billy Sea / Jon Stickley’s Acoustic Quartet

Sunday August 31
River at LAAFF - Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival
Where: Main Stage on Lexington Ave near overpass
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lexfest
Details: performing with Chris Rosser, Billy Cardine, and John Vorus on Didgeridoo.

Sunday July 13, 2014
River with The Billy Sea and guests
Where: Isis Music Hall - 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC - (828) 575-2737

Saturday July 12, 2014
River with Wah and Kristin Luna Ray
Where: Asheville Yoga Fest - Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Website: http://www.ashevilleyogafest.net/

Friday July 11, 2014
River with The Billy Sea
Where: RiverLink's RiverMusic Series - RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive
Website: riverlink.org/experience/rivermusic/

June 20-22, 2014
Asheville Percussion Festival

Where: Diana Wortham Theatre (June 20-21), OM Sanctuary (June 22)
Website: ashevillepercussionfestival.com

Tuesday May 21, 2014
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Teatro Barts - Barcelona, Spain
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Tuesday May 20, 2014
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Antzokia Theatre - Bilbao, Spain
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Sunday May 18, 2014
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Teatro Cervantes - Malaga, Spain
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Sunday May 17, 2014
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Murcia, Spain
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Saturday May 14, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: Lantaren - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Website: www.lantarenvenster.nl

Saturday May 13, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: De Oosterpoort - Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: www.de-oosterpoort.nl

Saturday May 12, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: Kulturetage Oldenburg - Oldenburg, Germany
Website: www.kulturetage.de

Friday May 10, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: Folken - Stavanger, Norway
Website: lizzwright.net

Friday May 9, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: National Jazzscene - Oslo, Norway
Website: http://nasjonaljazzscene.no/en

Wednesday May 7, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: Dokkhuset - Trondheim, Norway
Website: www.dokkhuset.no/konserter.asp

Monday May 5, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where: Moods im Schiffbau - Zurich, Switzerland
Website: www.moods.ch

Friday May 2, 2014
River with The Billy Sea
Where: French Broad River Festival - Hot Springs, NC
Website: www.frenchbroadriverfestival.com/

Thursday April 3, 10, 25 & May 1 (not April 17)
World Percussion Classes with River Guerguerian
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801
Website: www.ShareTheDrum.com

April 23, 2014
Rhythm Workshop & Masterclass
Where: Carolina Day School
Website: carolinaday.org

Friday March 14, 2014
River with The Billy Sea
Where: Barking Legs Theater - 1307 Dodds Ave,  Chattanooga, TN
Website: http://thebillysea.com
barkinglegs.org

Sunday March 9, 2014
River with Kat Williams and Free Planet Radio
Where: Jubilee! - 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC  6:00 pm
Website:  www.jubileecommunity.org
katwilliamsmusic.com
Details: 'A Tribute to Life' Concert Celebration

Thursday March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
World Percussion Classes with River Guerguerian
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801

Friday February 28, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where:
Israeli Opera House - Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: http://www.lizzwright.net/

Friday February 24 & 25, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where:
North Sea Jazz Club - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Website: lizzwright.net
www.northseajazzclub.com

Thursday February 22, 2014
River with Lizz Wright
Where:
Bielska Zadymka International Jazz Festival - Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Website: lizzwright.net
http://www.zadymka.pl

Saturday February 14, 2014
River with The Billy Sea - Valentine's Day Celebration
Where: Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door
Website: thebillysea.com

Friday January 10, 2014
River with Free Planet Radio
Where: White Horse Black Mountain
              105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Tickets: $18 advance, $20 at the door
Website: freeplanetradio.com
whitehorseblackmountain.com
Details: White Horse Black Mountain 5 year anniversary Concert Party. Also featuring David Holt, Michael Jeffry Stevens, BJ Liederman, David LaMotte, Belfast Boys, and more


2013


Sunday December 15, 2013
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Haifa Auditorium - Haifa, Israel
Website: omarfaruktekbilek.com

Saturday December 14, 2013
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Zappa Club - Jerusalem, Israel
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Friday December 13, 2013
River with Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Where: Zappa Club - Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Saturday November 30
River with The Billy Sea
Where: Edward C. Smith Civic Center - 217 South Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292
Website: http://ncmusicfest.com
http://thebillysea.com
Details: 4 day festival featuring many bands

Saturday November 23
River with David LaMotte
Where: White Horse Black Mountain - 105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Website: http://www.davidlamotte.com/
Details: "Best of David LaMotte" CD Release Concert, also featuring Chris Rosser and BJ Leiderman

Sunday November 17
River with Free Planet Radio
Benefit for "The BeLoved Community"
Where: Diana Wortham Theatre - I Pack Place, Asheville, NC
Tickets: Adults - $30; Students - $20
Website: http://www.dwtheatre.com

November 7 - 10
Awakening Soul Retreat - playing with Fran McKendree and giving workshops
When: Thursday 5:00pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
Where: Lutheridge Conference Center
              2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden, NC 28704
Website:http://www.awakeningsoulpresents.org/
Details: Modern Mind - Ancient Soul
Sanctuary, Sustenance, Inspiration... the wisdom and insights of Lauren Winner and Jerry Wright will invite us into deep conversation. Music, art, and nature will surround us as we enter into a deeper connection with the sacred.

Thursday October 24
River with Free Planet Radio
Where: White Horse Black Mountain
              105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711
Tickets: $10
Website: http://freeplanetradio.com/
http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/
Details: Celebration of worldwide UN day

Saturday October 18
River with The Duhks
Where: Magnolia Festival - Live Oak, Florida
Website: http://www.magnoliafest.com/
                http://www.duhks.com/

October 11
The Best of Free Planet Radio Concert
Special guests: Persian violinist Farzad Farhangi from ‘TURKU’ & ‘Mandalas in Motion’ accompaniment by photographer Taylor 'Taz' Johnson
Jubilee! - 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC  7:30 pm  Tickets: $15

September 13
Free Planet Radio
featuring Turkish virtuoso instrumentalist Hasan Isakkut
Dobra Tea House - 78 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC  8:00 - 10:00 pm  

August 2
'Give Me Love' Benefit Concert in Celebration of George Harrison
The event with feature a variety of musical performers with proceeds going to Manna Food Bank and Homeward BoundWhite Horse Black Mountain - 105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 8:00 pm

July 13
The Billy Sea - CD Release Concert for 'Global Americana'
Isis Music Hall - 743 Haywoord St., Asheville, NC  8:30 pm  828.575.2737
http://thebillysea.com/
http://isisasheville.com/

July 8 - 12
Joyful Noise Music & Arts CampWeaverville, NC
http://www.joyfulnoisecenter.org/camp.html

July 5
The Billy Sea
185 King St - Brevard, NC 8:00 pm
http://thebillysea.com/
http://185kingst.com/

June 23
Joyful Noise Scholarship Benefit with Free Planet Radio and Jamie Laval
Isis Music Hall 743 Haywoord St., Asheville, NC  3:00 pm

June 14 - 16
2nd Annual Asheville Percussion Festival
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC
The mission is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate. Daily workshops for all levels include performing, improvising,and composing followed by concerts performances at 8pm.

June 8
The Billy Sea
High Rock Outfitters - 13 South Main St., Lexington, NC 336-248-4444
http://thebillysea.com/

May 18
The Billy Sea
Montford Music & Arts Festival
http://thebillysea.com/
http://www.montfordfestival.org/

May 17
Billy Cardine and River Guerguerian
Asheville Electro-Music Festival
Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville,  NC  7:00 pm
http://emavl.com/

May 14
Solo Percussion Concert
Glassy Mountain Chapel - 98 The Cliffs Parkway, Landrum, SC 6:00 pm
http://www.glassychapel.org/

May 12
Lizz Wright with Free Planet Radio
Leaf Festival - Black Mountain, NC 4:00 pm
http://www.lizzwright.net/
http://theleaf.com/

May 11- 12
Yungchen Lhamo
Leaf Festival - Black Mountain, NC 
http://www.yungchenlhamo.com/

April 27
April Sessions CD Release Concert
with Billy Cardine, Chris Rosser, Zack Page, River Guerguerian
Altamont Theatre - 18 Church Street, Asheville,  NC
http://www.myaltomont.com/

April 25
Free Planet Radio
Workshops and Concerts for students
Carolina Day School
http://www.freeplanetradio.com/

April 20
The Asheville Creative Symposium
James Nave and River Guerguerian
with Jennifer Pickering and Jolene Mechanic
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm Concert at 7:00 pm
www.jamesnave.com/the-first-annual-asheville-creativity-symposium/

April 12
The Duhks
Freebird LiveJacksonville Beach, FL
http://www.duhks.com/

April 6
Free Planet Radio
Laughing Waters Retreat Center
http://www.laughingwaternc.com/
http://www.freeplanetradio.com/

March 22 - 23
The Billy Sea
House Concert at Streamside Sally Sparks  Arden, NC 28704,  828.654.7357,

March 9
Sound Immersion for Spring Renewal Chakra Retreat with Shala Worsley
Prama Institute 310 Panhandle Rd. Marshall, NC, 8:00 pm
http://www.youryoga.com/index.html

March 1
After Hours Cabaret: A Benefit for Artspace Charter School
featuring Free Planet Radio
Diana Wortham Theatre - 1 Pack Place, Asheville,  NC 7:00 pm
www.dwtheatre.com/

February 15-16
Kat Williams and Free Planet Radio
'A Tribute to Life'
Diana Wortham Theatre - 1 Pack Place, Asheville,  NC 7:00 pm
www.dwtheatre.com/
http://katwilliamsmusic.com/

February 1 - 3
Gladdening Light Symposium 2013
with Matthew FoxWinter Park, FL
https://www.gladdeninglight.org/


2012


 

November 30
Kristina Luna Ray
White Horse Black Mountain
105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 8:00 pm
http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

http://www.kristinray.com/

November 24
David LaMotte
T
he Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/
http://www.davidlamotte.com/

Novenber 20
Rhythm and Sound Exploration  Workshop
Jubilee! Community Center - sponsored by Jubilee Wellness Team

www.ShareTheDrum.com
http://www.jubileecommunity.org/

November 11
Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Ensemble

Concert for Kral TV
Istanbul, Turkey
http://www.omarfaruktekbilek.com/

October 27
Free Planet Radio & Dana & Sue Robinson
Madison County Arts Center
90 South Main St., Marshall, NC 28753 - 7:30 pm $15
http://www.madisoncountyarts.com

October 19
David LaMotte

Leaf Festival
Black Mountain, NC 7:15 pm
http://www.theleaf.com/

October 5
Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Ensemble

Silk Road Festival - Stafford Center
Houston, TX
http://www.omarfaruktekbilek.com/

September 8
Trans-Cultural Hypno-Grooves

River Guerguerian (world percussion)
Chris Rosser (Indian dotar, Turkish cumbus & piano) and
John Vorus (didjeridu, live electronics)

ARTery - Asheville Area Arts Council - Asheville, NC 8:00 pm

September 7
Leaf in Schools & Streets with guest John Vorus
William Randolph School
- Asheville, NC 2:00 pm

July 23 - 29
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Tour of Spain

http://www.omarfaruktekbilek.com/

July 21
Workshop/Performance
Cooper Riis Healing Farm
Mill Spring, NC 7:00 pm

http://cooperriis.org/

July 16 - 20
Rhythm and Sound Exploration Residency

Odyssey Summer Camp
Odyssey  Community School, Asheville, NC 12:30 - 3:30 pm
http://odysseycommunity.org/

July 14
World & Americana Music Fusion

w/ Free Planet Radio and The Billy Sea
Workshops and Concert
The Altamont Theatre, Asheville, NC 2:30 - 8:00 pm

July 9, 11, 13
High School Music Lab
Odyssey Summer
Camp
Odyssey  Community School, Asheville, NC 1:30 - 4:30 pm
http://odysseycommunity.org/

June 25 - 29
Rhythm and Sound Exploration Residency
Odyssey Summer Camp
Odyssey  Community School, Asheville, NC 12:30 - 3:30 pm
http://odysseycommunity.org/

June 18-22
Rhythm and Sound Exploration Residency

Tryon Arts Camp - Tryon Fine Arts Center
Tryon, NC 12:30 - 4:30 pm

June 8-10
Asheville Percussion Festival
Creative Technology & Arts Center

Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801
http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/ for complete details

May 18
Free Planet Radio
Benefit Concert for Joyful Noise Camp

featuring string players from Asheville Symphony
White Horse Black Mountain, 8:00 pm
http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/
http://freeplanetradio.com/

May 6-13
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Tour of Spain

http://www.omarfaruktekbilek.com/

May 5
The Billy Sea
Acoustic Syndicate 20th Anniversary Concert

Pisgah Brewing Company, Black Mountain, NC 3:00 pm
http://acousticsyndicate.com

April 19-26
Rhythm & Sound Exploration Residency

Isaac Dickson School - Asheville, NC

April 15
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Royal Opera House

March 12
Guest Artist/Soloist for CUNY Composers Concert

River will perform solos written for him by six Composers
accompanied by the CUNY Percussion Ensemble
Aaron Copland School of Music - City University of New York
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music/

February 20
Marginal Arts Festival
River Guerguerian: A Sound Experience

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
2339 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA,  8:00 pm
http://www.marginalarts.com/

February 16
The Billy Sea
Asheville Improvisation Festival

The Magnetic Field
372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

February 2
"Percussion from around the world" - Lecture/Performance
River Guerguerian
and John Vorus - Didjeridu

Explore The Arts Series - Tryon Fine Arts Center , 6:30 pm
http://tryonarts.org/

January 27
Free Planet Radio

w/ Casey Driessen
Jubilee! Community Center
46 Wall Street
, Asheville, NC, 7:30 pm
  http://caseydriessen.com/

January 21
Free Planet Radio

Little Lake Hill House Concerts
Raleigh, NC, 8:00  pm,
http://www.bettpadgett.com