Concert to raise $ & Awareness for Dolphin Cause

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Concert to raise $ & Awareness for Dolphin Cause

Aug 07, 2017 Comments Off by
Bottlenose Dolphins in Jupiter

Bottlenose Dolphins in Jupiter, with the famous Jupiter Lighthouse in the backdrop

It is rare that you stumble across an organization that matches with most everyone’s love of one particular cause…dolphins, maybe the most popular creature in the ocean, they are our friend and seem to be happy most of the time, this organization is doing great work, and truly cares. After all we live in an area where these spectacular dolphins are our neighbors. Just below is more information about activities and awareness events, including music, read on and learn. Thanks to Stefan for sharing with us here at Palm Beach Live Work Play.

 Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” Publisher

 

The Taras Oceanographic Foundation 

Brief History of our Organization

Founded in 1998, the Foundation was registered in the State of Florida in 2005. The Foundation was granted permanent 501(c)(3) status by the IRS in May 2006.

The organization is truly sustainable organization, built around a small group of scientists and volunteers, who work on a pro bono basis. We were very successful in creating lasting partnerships that provide free, or low-cost, access to critical operational resources (boat time, meeting spaces, etc.), which have allowed us to successfully deliver the Foundation’s programs for more than a decade:

  1. The Palm Beach Dolphin Project, a long-term conservation research, examining dolphin society and how the health of these top predators, and the natural resources they depend on, has direct and indirect impacts on our own health and wellbeing. This program was started in 2013 and continues to expand on opportunities for students of schools and colleges to take their first steps in marine biology/mammalogy through internships and individual projects.
  2. The Meet the Scientist Lecture Series, providing people of all walks of life with an opportunity to meet world-class scientists and researchers, will commence it 14th season this coming October. With an average audience of 300, it is one of the most successful programs of its kind in Florida.
  3. The Ocean of Notes Concert Series, launched in 2009, is the focus of this communication. 

More information about the Foundation and its Palm Beach Dolphin project can be found on our website and on Facebook as follows: 

www.taras.org

https://www.facebook.com/The-Taras-Oceanographic-Foundation-176195255092/

https://www.facebook.com/palmbeachproject/

https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachJupiterDolphinTours/ 

Description of the Concert Series

The Ocean of Notes Concert Series in one of two Edu-Tainment programs of the Foundation. Music is not just an essential part of the human experience but also directly related to our conservation research; dolphins whistle and a myriad of living things as well as currents and tides perform a symphony that reverberates through the marine environment. 

Science and music are closely related. It is the interaction of sounds, tempo, and pitch that creates music, just as facts and knowledge, combined with imagination, conjecture and inspiration produces new scientific discoveries. Research has shown that it is not only impossible to live life without interaction with sound, whether we are involved in making, creating or listening to it, but that listening to music contributes to cognitive abilities and overall intelligence (Mozart Effect). Music is also directly related to our conservation research; Dolphins whistle, whales sing beautiful songs, and a myriad of living things as well as currents and tides perform a symphony that reverberates through the marine environment. 

Recognizing that sharing this acoustic world greatly facilitates getting the public interested in conservation, we created the Ocean of Notes Concert Series with the following goals in mind: to promote music, musicians and their craft, and to provide people across all income levels with an opportunity to experience live performances while learning about the important conservation work we do (during the intermission).

Over the past years, we have held our concerts at various venues, including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, The Atlantic Theater in Jupiter, and The Borland Center of the Performing Arts in Palm Beach Gardens. Together with their technical teams, our experienced group of volunteers has continuously delivered outstanding level of service for the recording artists as well as our guests.

 

Richard Gilewitz and Tim May performing

Richard Gilewitz and Tim May performing

Why Live Music Performances are important

Attending a concert is an incredible experience that allows one to be lost in a world of sounds. But music is so much more: it is an unexplainable manifestation uniquely human, pleasing to our ears, and nurturing our minds and souls. Taking together with the observation that listening to music, in a nutshell, can make you smarter, our Ocean of Notes Concert Series does have a measurable, positive impact on our community; enriching peoples lives on the molecular, intellectual, and emotional levels. 

 

2017 Concert Details 

Title:                          Acoustic Journey

Performers:              Richard Gilewitz, Tim May & Friends

Open Act:                  Acoustic Duo (local musicians)

Date:                          Saturday, August 19, 2017

Show Time:              7 p.m.

Venue:                       Performing Arts Academy of Jupiter, intimate venue.

You can bring your own drinks.

Address:                   6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33459 (Winn Dixie Plaza)        

General Admission:$25-30 (open seating)

Box Office:               Wolfe Guitars, Jupiter, Phone: 561-746-2209 – Tickets are $25

                                   Taras Foundation website www.taras.org – Tickets are $30

                                   Taras Foundation Offices: Stefan (561-762-6473) – Tickets are $25

 

Raffle:                       1 ticket for $5, 1o tickets for $20 – available at Wolfe Guitars

Grand Prizes:           Breedlove Acoustic Guitar, Master Classes by Richard Gilewitz and Tim May 

Com tickets:             Com tickets are available for veterans and people in need. Please inquire with Stefan at 561-762-6473 or harzen@ta 

Current Sponsors:

Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach County

Waste Management

Marine Industries Association

Jupiter Pointe Marina and Boat Club

A1 Moving and Storage

Wolfe Guitars

Breedlove

Duffy’s

FHONE

 

 

 

 

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” is the Publisher and Host of Palm Beach Live Work Play. He is also the President and CEO of VoxPower.com a commercial voice over company. His extremely successful and diverse career has reached into all aspects of the communications and entertainment industries across the United States and Europe. Tim can be reached at tim@palmbeachlwp.com
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