BUY TICKETS NOW TO FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN FUNDRAISER CONCERT STARRING BETTINE CLEMEN OCTOBER 16

Bettine-thumbFlautist Bettine Clemen, whose innovative and moving concerts in more than 85 countries have been described by the New York Times as “an event that smiled out from the stage,” is bringing her harmony-infused performance to Springfield at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

Admission to the concert is $25 per person. Tickets are for sale at the Botanical Center gift shop, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door, but will be limited to 120 ticket-holders.

The fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Garden“ expresses the interconnectedness of all life and how music as the universal language can bring us all closer together—humans, animals, plants, trees and all life forms into harmony,” said Clemen.

“We are grateful to Bettine for offering to do this concert,” said Nancy Hopkins, the Friends of the Garden member who chairs the committee to raise funds to build a sensory garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. “Her concerts are multi-sensory, just as the sensory garden will be, a tranquil, accessible place for everyone, but especially for those with physical, visual and hearing disabilities.”

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Bettine Clemen, Solo Flautist performed captivating benefit concert

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Bettine Clemen, celebrated International solo flautist, preformed a captivating benefit concert at the Botanical Center for the Friends of the Garden's planned Edible Sensory Garden Sunday afternoon that brought tears to the eyes of some concert goers.

After a long career as a celebrated orchestral and solo flutist and recording artist, Bettine Clemen has made her reputation as a true healer with her unique concert programs. By bringing together images of nature, animals, children and people from all over the planet with her personal interpretation through her flutes, Bettine evokes the healing power of music and is a perfect artist to highlight the healing power of our future Edible Sensory Garden. For more information and where to order Bettine's music click here http://www.joyofmusic.com/home.htm

This garden will truly be a garden for healing. It will be completely accessible to the disabled. Plants will be specially selected for the senses so that the garden can be appreciated by the blind and partially blind and provide fragrance, taste, touch and feel. It will be a place of peace and beauty with seating capacity to accommodate those who are convalescing from illness.

This concert was a fundraiser for our future Edible Sensory Garden and was the finale to the three-day celebration of the first anniversary of the Botanical Center, which opened in October 2010. To make an additional contribution to this garden please make a check payable and mail to Friends of the Garden, P.O.Box 8566, Springfield MO, 65801. Note "Sensory Garden" on the memo line. Your investment will help us reach our objective of starting phase one.

Bettine, thank you !

A Love Song for All Life - Benefit Concert