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Chautauqua. Say it with me.

Step inside the gate of Chautauqua and suddenly you are walking down a street in 1901. The Victorian homes graciously stand basking in the mottled shade that bathes their charmed vibrant hues. You feel yourself being wrapped in the cool air that welcomes you to another place, another time. You detect an air, an air of civility, of curiosity, of warmth, a memory of America.

This letter could be called “How We Spent our Summer Vacation” however, it was such an astonishing uncharted adventure it simply cannot be abbreviated as a mere vacation. 

Jeannine and I just spent an astounding week inside the mind map of a place called the Chautauqua Institution. We were mesmerized by our expedition from the moment we took our first glorious steps on the brick walks as the rain came down. The rain on that first day was as steady and enduring as the tick of a grandfather clock. It was like a baptism into this magical world of Music, Art, Religion, and Knowledge. 

The amphitheater in which we spent many hours has its walls open to the outside world. It’s the place where our minds were enlivened with ingenious lectures. Our imaginations were stretched as if by the skilled musicians of every instrument in an exquisite orchestra. And our vision was emboldened by gifted presenters who inspired us through the written word, the spoken word, images seared into our minds, and of course, music. Music that tilted the mind, deepened our emotion and spoke with sounds only music can make. 

We looked for an experience that would take us out of our comfort zone and we found one. One that took us by the hand and walked us through unfamiliar territory and thoughts, and showed us possibilities and blessings we weren’t even looking for. 

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An excerpt from our August 2019 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Re-Imagining Expands our Perceptions

“Creativity (Re-Imagining) expands our perceptions and along with
expanded perceptions come new ways of problem solving — from making an exquisite meal when you don’t know how to cook to painting an extraordinary landscape when you are living in a freezing attic and can’t
afford a full box of paints.” Betsy Roe, Associate Curator and Museum
Educator of the Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas.Being creative helps you become a better problem solver in all areas of your life and work. 
Re-Imagining helps you see things differently and better deal with
uncertainty. Studies show that creative people are better able to live with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow
of the unknown.Recognize that you have creativity. Re-Imagine what you might do next to see, feel, and understand the opportunities in front of
you. And, no, the sky is not falling.

David Jordan, media artist, and Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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What is “Around the World in 80 Minutes?”

This fast-moving concert features unique global organ repertoire by native composers and is as exciting as it sounds. It takes audiences on a great journey that transcends the boundaries of countries, religions, nationalities, time periods and styles. Bringing people together through music, visuals and the grandeur of the organ, it is a story celebrating the fascinating diversity of the music of the world. 

All of our organ and multimedia concerts are performed in a rich multimedia format, with five cameras, computers and lighting, which makes the concert even more captivating and engaging for the audience. They become one with the story and they love it.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Creatively Re-Imagining

Creatively Re-Imagining makes life infinitely interesting and fulfilling.
Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes
unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. We often think
about creativity as making something, but in fact the root meaning of the word means ‘to grow’. Creativity is about living life as a journey into
seeing and communicating the extra-ordinariness of the simplest, most
everyday acts.

When we are creative we feel as if the world and all that is in it is
vibrantly alive. Creativity’s by-products are some of the major
achievements of civilization — from the invention of the wheel to
Mozart’s sonatas. Creativity is knowing how to make mediocre coffee
seem to be worth $4.75.
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David Jordan, media artist and Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organists of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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