Adventure Armenia

The back story

Satik Andriassian and I met studying guitar and flute. We bonded through laughter and notes as music students at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Berea, Ohio.

Satik Andriassian + Kate Steinbeck née Haemmel c. 1983

Many moons, marriages and children later, we are still laughing and making music!

Satik directs the Cal State LA guitar ensemble, which is planning a tour of Armenia this June, and has invited me to be the guest artist for a program of American music. With assistance from  the UN Relief Agency, we plan to travel around connecting with people in communities and also participate in World Refugee Day observances.

Satik and her students are busy raising funds to get 10 people and their guitars to Armenia. I am seeking assistance with lodgings and food while there and have planned benefit concerts. Her students and I are excited for the opportunity to travel with a native Armenian speaker! If you’d like to contribute, you may do so here DONATE. If you have questions or thoughts to share, please feel free to write me.

Thank you for your support! Kate along with Satik

Asheville Baroque Concerts’ Gail Ann Schroeder expresses her gratitude

In 2015 I was inspired to create a concert series dedicated solely to early music. After witnessing the vibrant art and music scene of Asheville, I felt that there was space and interest enough to embrace and support my vision. I approached Kate about Pan Harmonia becoming the fiscal sponsor for this undertaking. She enthusiastically agreed, and our partnership was born! Thanks to support from Pan Harmonia and patrons like you, a loyal and enthusiastic community has built up around Asheville Baroque Concerts. It is through your generosity, for which I am infinitely grateful, that this concert series and early music in our region, will continue to grow and flourish.