Recent Tour

SOHF Hits The Road With The Individualist

The Spirit of Harmony is spreading the message of music Education Advocacy far and wide.

During Todd’s recent Individualist Tour, the Spirit of Harmony had a unique opportunity to assist with an important aspect of the show by collecting audience questions on an iPad for a Q&A, while we spread the word about music education advocacy. Our team of nearly 200 volunteers collected well over 450 Q&A questions, and even provided translation services for the Q&A in Japan.

SOHF mobilized at information tables at ALL of the shows on the tour, 14 cities on the first leg of the tour and 22 cities on the second leg of the tour. We highlighted children’s music programs by inviting representatives of the programs in all cities on the first leg of the tour (thanks to Live Nation for donating tickets) and we placed local programs’ literature on our tables during the second half of the tour—over 45 different youth programs in all! Volunteers handed out over 10,000 Individualist bookmarks giving tips on grassroots music education advocacy, utilized 25 SOHF banners, distributed well over 4000 SOHF square pins and ballpoint pens, and collected about 1000 email addresses to add to our mailing list.

In nearly every city, the Q&A was recorded with our Individualist/SOHF backdrop, so the “Love Music” logo was visible on all recordings. Further, our Team was asked to make phone recordings of the Q&A segment of concerts they attended for possible inclusion in the concert DVD package.

THANK YOU to our wonderful supporters for giving so freely of your time to help spread the word about music education and the Spirit of Harmony! We are so very grateful. Please click here for our SOHF Individualist photo album on Facebook: First Leg of the tour and Second Leg of the tour.

Leg 2 of the Tour

Individualist bookmarks!

Portland, Or – Revolution Hall, May 27
SOHF Team: Pamela Leek, Karen and Jim Pauley, Jennifer Zika

Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater, May 30
SOHF Team: Kathy and Brett Derwin, Kim and Tim Miner, Lizzy Goldstein

Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall, June 1
SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Mark Woodin, Lizzy Goldstein, Kevin Price, Cris Senseman, Anna Livojevich

Iowa City, IA – Englert Theater, June 2
SOHF Team: Lizzy Goldstein, JoLynne Counter, Sara Stromseth-Troy

Burnsville, MN – Ames Center, June 3
SOHF Team: Richard and Kyle Shallbetter, Carol Kramer, Drew Blackstrand

Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater, June 5
SOHF Team: Melissa and Brayden Wilson, Elle Crash, Ellen Redden, Deron Newman

Marietta, OH – People’s Bank, June 6
SOHF Team: Melissa and Brayden Wilson, Donna Lynn, Bonnie Diver, Susie Barbour, Deron Newman, SOHF Board member Joel Owens, Vicki Owens

New Buffalo, MI – Silver Creek Center, June 7
SOHF Team: SOHF Board Member Jim Lachowicz and Executive Director Jean Lachowicz, Major and Vicki Norman, Blaine Cressman, Susan Spaulding

“I Asked” stickers!

Great Barrington, MA – Mahaiwe PAC, June 9
SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Mark Galeo, Ronda Abrahamson, Michelle Dubois Cuivas, Holly Christine Cadwallader, Deb Christian, Alyssa Kenny

Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse, June 11
SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Joann Kassoff, Ken Michaels, Holly Christine Cadwallader, Leslie Mary

North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater, June 12
SOHF Team: Mary (MK) Dugan, Thom Jennings, Steve Fazakas, Randy Atlas

Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak, June 14
SOHF Team: Kelly Port, Lisa Cornwell-McCausland, Penny Talarico, Darlene Fiedler

Greensberg, PA – Palace Theater, June 15
SOHF Team: Lynn Stys, Deb Tobin Wyler, Scott Wyler, Joyce Harrison, Mary Joan Lauer

Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Theater, June 17
SOHF Team: Dode Prickett, Tina Snyder Gills, Wanda Taylor, Leslie Mary

Richmond, VA – The National Theater, June 18
SOHF Team: Cynthia Gray, Jerry Caldwell, Mark Bagley, Myra Lynne Simpson-Bagley

St Petersburg, FL – Mahaffery Theater, June 20
SOHF Team: Veronica Morano, Laura Walker Wood Covell, Dayna Hughes, Kelley Annette Faucheaux, Jen Westbrook

Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theater, June 21
SOHF Team: Veronica Morano, Dayna Hughes, Jen Westbrook, Keith Kaufman, Yvonne Raley, SOHF Board member Joel Owens, Vicki Owens, Greta Jean Bartholomew

Dallas, TX – House of Blues, June 23
SOHF Team: Steve and Lisa Hartstein, Becky Bilyeu, Thom and Debbie Kuhns, Marie Clinton Bruno, Gio Bruno, Leslie and Richard Van Buren, Jonathan and Amelia Broom

Austin, TX – Emos Theater, June 24
SOHF Team: Steve and Lisa Hartstein, Becky Bilyeu, Anna Dominguez Pittala, Lizzy Goldstein, Jimmy Somma, Leslie and Richard Van Buren

Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater, June 26
SOHF Team: Daniel and Cherry Blue, Kimberly Kyle, Chris Ryan, Nora Kelly, Stefan Wilde, Mary Decarlo

Folsom, CA – Harris Center, June 27
SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor, Michael Redmond, Debbie Sommer, Suzie Eckardt, Lanette Atwood, Kim Harvey

Yountville, CA – Napa Valley Performing Arts Center – Lincoln Theater, June 28
SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor, Michael Redmond, Bruce Whetstone, Kim Harvey

Leg 1 of the Tour

Amsterdam, Paradiso
April 3 – SOHF Team: Michael Redmond, Beverley Rigby, Jacqueline Diesel

London, Apollo Hammersmith
April 6 – SOHF Team: Michael Redmond, Ronnie Temple

Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
April 10 – SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Bill Chapman, Veronica Morano, Dayna Hughes, Gordon and Virginia Bundy
April 11 – SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Bill Chapman, Veronica Morano, Dayna Hughes, Gordon and Virginia Bundy

Arlington, VA – State Theater
April 13 – SOHF Team: Mike Bender, Rebecca Lavash, Lee and Stephanie Siegel, Joe Griesler, Mary France Roeser. Featured local music education program: Music For Life
April 14 – SOHF Team: Mike Bender, Rebecca Lavash, Lee and Stephanie Siegel, Joe Griesler, Mary France Roeser. Featured local music education program: Music For Life

New York, NY – Town Hall
April 16 – SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Stephanie Del Valle, Janice Marie, Patricia Leinani Stanton. Featured local music education program: Kaufman Music Center Face the Music
April 17 – SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Stephanie Del Valle, Gwen Sciora, Janice Marie, Patricia Leinani Stanton. Featured local music education program: Harmony Program

Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
April 19 – SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Grady Moates, SOHF Executive Director Jean Lachowicz, and SOHF Board member Jim Lachowicz. Featured local music education program: Berklee City Music
April 20 – SOHF Team: Dave Cornelio, Grady Moates, SOHF Executive Director Jean Lachowicz, and SOHF Board member Jim Lachowicz. Featured local music education program: Berklee City Music

Chicago, IL – Athenaeum Theater
April 23 – SOHF Team:  SOHF Board member Jim Lachowicz, SOHF Board member Michael Baird, Sara Stromseth-Troy, Ari Shagal, Kyle and Richard Shallbetter, Samantha Burrito, SOHF Executive Director Jean Lachowicz. Featured local music education program: The People’s Music School
April 24 – SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Jim Lachowicz, SOHF Board member Michael Baird, Sara Stromseth-Troy, Ari Shagal, Kyle and Richard Shallbetter, Samantha Burrito, Ron Raasch, SOHF Executive Director Jean Lachowicz. Featured local music education program: VanderCook College of Music One City

Toronto, ON Canada – Danforth Music Hall
April 27 – SOHF Team: Steve Fazakas, Hersh Forman, Lizzy Goldstein. Featured local music education program: Music Counts
April 28 – SOHF Team: Steve Fazakas, Hersh Forman, Lizzy Goldstein. Featured local music education program: Music Counts

Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
May 1 – SOHF Team: Kelly Port, Jim McBride, Lynell Wilcha, Jim Donato, Chris Delucia. Featured local music education program: Keep Music Alive
May 2 – SOHF Team: Kelly Port, Lynell Wilcha, Debra McManus, Chris Ryan. Featured local music education program: Keep Music Alive

Cleveland, OH – Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square
May 5 – SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Joel Owens, Vicki Owens, Drew Tamaki, Bruce Whetstone, Tina Snyder Gills, Kay Gibson. Featured local music education program: Creative Concepts in Music
May 6 – SOHF Team: SOHF Board member Joel Owens, Vicki Owens, Deb and John Markarian, Tina Snyder Gills, Kay Gibson. Featured local music education program: EN-RICH-MENT

Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 9 – SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor, Diane Butler, Stephen Ross, Sandra Simpkins, Steve Rood, Patty Matwey. Featured local music education program: GALA Music Program
May 10 – SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor, Diane Butler, Stephen Ross, Sandra Simpkins, Chris Ryan, Michael Redmond. Featured local music education program: RockSTAR

San Francisco, CA – Palace Of The Fine Arts
May 12 – SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor,  Don MacGillvray, Kim and Tim Miner, Michael Redmond. Featured local music education program: San Francisco Conservatory of Music Bridge to Arts and Music
May 13 – SOHF Team: SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor,  Don MacGillvray, Kathy and Brett Derwin, Martin Rios. Featured local music education program: Blue Bear School of Music

Tokyo, Japan – Sumida Triphony Hall
May 22 – SOHF Team: Yoshino Takeuchi, Sawako Hunter (on-stage translation of audience questions and Todd’s answers), Kevin and Mavis Stoker, SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor

Osaka, Japan – NHK Osaka Hall
May 23 – SOHF Team: Yoshino Takeuchi, Sawako Hunter (on-stage translation of audience questions and Todd’s answers), Kavin and Mavis Stoker, SOHF Chairman Ed Vigdor