November 2013 Notes and News

Holiday CD sale

Chanukah is early this year and Christmas will be here before you know it! From now until the end of December, all of Margaret’s physical and digital CD’s are only $9.99!   You can choose between Margaret’s singer-songwriter CD’s (“Distant Thunder” and “Bricks in the Wall” -the latter which also contains a DVD of the music video of the same title) and soothing instrumental albums (“Full Circle” and “On the Threshold of Change”), which features Margaret’s sensational flute and piano playing on original compositions. The Growing Azalea Music catalog also includes a special digital holiday CD (“The Holiday and Lullaby Collection”) featuring instrumental renditions of some of your favorite holiday tunes as well as some favorite instrumental selections and one of Margaret’s children’s songs (“Bunny Moon, Monkey Sun”), which cannot be presently found on any other collection. In addition, Margaret’s i tunes single, “Divinely Blessed” (Originally written for Margaret’ son’s Bar Mitzvah) is the perfect inspiring gift for anybody making a joyful life transition. By the way, any of the songs from Margaret’s CD’s can be purchased as iTunes singles for 99 cents. We appreciate your support as you fill your house with Margaret’s “Socially Awakened Songs and Uplifting Instrumental”  music this holiday season! http://www.gamusic.com/store/ http://www.margaretbernstein.com/store/ 

News from Azalea Blossom

We are so excited to tell you about the wonderful changes that are happening with Azalea Blossom, Incorporated – the home of the SAFE through the Arts program and Bricks in the Wall project! Please stay tuned for a separate letter early next month with all the news!  In the meantime, please continue using Goodsearch as your search engine (and specify Azalea Blossom as your charity) in order to help support our not for profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and education of domestic and social violence and child abuse through the use of the creative and performing Arts. www.goodsearch.com 

Music for your holiday gathering! 

Did you know that Margaret and her classical music ensembles are available to perform at your holiday gathering? Margaret performs with a variety of musical combinations (including a flute and violin duo, a flute and harp duo, and a trio with flute and strings) and would be more than happy to add a little festivity to your special event. Margaret and the Growing Azalea Music chamber music ensembles are also available for weddings and other special events at reasonable prices. http://www.margaretbernstein.com/booking/

Inspiration 

Inspiration Place

To coincide with Margaret’s son, Julian Jacob’s performance with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at the Troy Saving Bank Music Hall earlier this month, Troy, New York is the inspirational place of the month of November.

www.gamusic.com/pages/inspiration

Inspiration Person

In honor of her birthday this month, Margaret’s longtime friend, Christina Nichol is the inspiration person of the month.

www.gamusic.com/pages/inspiration

Acknowledgments 

In Need of Prayer

  • Everyone who needs some healing energy, love and support.
  • Anyone who is feeling especially alone this time of year and/or needs a little encouragement.

Birthdays

Vanessa C, Megan O, Heidi S, Tori K, Dixie O, Marla B, Christina N, Bill G, Daphne P, Denise D, Liz C, Leela S, Elizabeth C, Laurent W,,  Carrie P,  TR L, Grant B, Twain B, Damien T, Lydia O, Maraiya L, Marc F, Heather L, Jenny Z,  Miss Craske, Laurie S, , Olivia M, Laura P, Wendy R, Susan G, Carol M, Jennifer W, Amy M, Billy G, Bob E, Linda H, Emma P, Lisa G, Eva C, Michael P, Kelly M, Kim G, Drisana L, Betty L, Bob B, Melody D,

Congratulations

  • To Natalie and Christopher Ciccarelli on their recent marriage
  • To Hanah Mascuch on her recent Bat Mitzvah
  • To Deanna and Mark Falchook and Denise and David D’Angelo on their wedding anniversaries.
  • To Jocelyn Stoddard on her new full time job as Executive Assistant and Social Media Expert at the New York State Automobile Dealers Association (NYSADA).

Quote of the Month

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart”.  ~Jean Baptiste