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Sharon Isbin plays 'David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert'@Carnegie Hall

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Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin appeared along side an eclectic bill at the David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert last Wednesday (November 4). The evening was a way to spread the word about the benefits of transcendental meditation, and for three and a half minutes during the event in Carnegie Hall, over two thousand people closed their eyes and sat in total silence. Hosted by Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulous, performers also included - Katy Perry, Sting, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, and Howard Stern, who shared his personal TM story in a video interview with Jerry Seinfeld, the night's first performer. Proceeds from the event will fund an initiative to teach 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers to meditate.

Isbin who performed Albeniz's 'Asturias' also accompanied Sting on "Shape Of My Heart" later in the evening. She's been meditating since age 17.       Consequence of Sound wrote - "Isbin performed some classic guitar pieces perfectly suited for meditative moments. She displayed wondrous talent throughout, but perhaps nothing was more gripping than the moments of silence that hung in the air after her fingerpicked solos."  and   pancakesandwhiskey wrote - "The Grammy Award-winner performed some beautiful Latin and Baroque selections, and her varied dynamics were enough to give you chills."

Isbin has just released - Bach for Guitar on the Erato/Warner Classics label, and calls the Suites "among the most challenging and musically rewarding works in the classical guitar repertoire."  

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