MEET THE SING! TEAM
Arun Gandhi (Humanitarian): Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mahatma Gandhi. Growing up in apartheid South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and by “black” South Africans for being too white; at the time, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned that justice does not mean revenge; it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. His grandfather taught Arun to understand non-violence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence in the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun learned about violence and about anger. Arun shares these lessons all around the world; at the Renaissance Weekend alongside President Clinton. Other speaking engagements include the United Nations, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Women’s Justice Center, Young Presidents’ Organization, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting, the Peace and Justice Center, The Scottish Parliament, and many more. He has spoken on college campuses in all fifty US states.
Jessie Barth (Song Leader and Co-Producer): A life-long fan of Oscar Hammerstein II, Jessie began leading Rodgers and Hammerstein SING! events in 2009—the first of which was held in the living room of Highland Farm. In 2010, she recorded her album, At Home With Oscar, in that same living room. In 2013, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization commissioned Jessie to create online content, and later that year, she performed her original show, Oscar and I, at the Rochester Fringe Festival. Jessie has led SING! events along the American east coast and abroad in Vietnam, where she taught for five months. Jessie is a writer, teacher, healer and song leader.
Lori Rosolowsky (Pianist and Co-Producer): Lori is a pianist, singer-songwriter, performer, producer, and longtime collaborator of Jessie Barth. She is the Founder of Open Sky Artists, LLC, a performing arts management and consulting firm whose mission is to create flourishing partnerships for artists and venues while producing captivating live events across the country. Lori has composed for and played with the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra. As pianist for Washington, D.C.’s Potomac Valley Opera Company, she received critical acclaim for her “marathon playing, rhythmic vitality and expert phrasing and technique.” A recent transplant to Bozeman, Montana, Lori serves on the Board of the Bozeman Actors Theatre and Wonderlust Lifelong Learning. She maintains her Bucks County connections through events like SING!s. Lori’s commitment to excellence stems from her training in science and music at Oberlin College (B.A.) following by earning her Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Carol R. Lindsay (Percussionist): Carol has performed in countless symphony orchestras, bands, pit orchestras, and percussion ensembles. Currently, she is a percussionist with the Nittany Valley Symphony and the world music duo, From the Heart. She has released two recordings featuring percussion and voice, two guided meditation recordings, four recordings of traditional Celtic music with Callanish. She was also featured on Jesse Barth’s At Home with Oscar.