Podcast: ‘Clearing the Stage’

Introducing Carson Marshall, an amazing violinist at the New World Symphony on Miami Beach and Founder of “Clearing the Stage,” through which he is bringing mindfulness meditation into the concert hall, has just completed a wonderful new offering. “Episode 8” features Carson on the violin and Umer Piracha singing a folk song from his hometown where the great poet Rumi lived. Umer is a classically trained singer and translator of ancient Sufi mystical poetry and music from the Royal Courts of 14th Century India. The singing and music rise like a magnificent wave reaching for the heavens. Valerie York-Zimmerman leads a guided sitting meditation to prepare you for a “deep listening” and mystical experience. To listen to CTS Episode Eight, visit ClearingtheStage.com

‘Blue Waves’ with Carson Marshall at New World Symphony

‘Blue Waves’ Event with Carson Marshall at New World Symphony was presented on March 11, 2022 to explore the innermost aspects of the human experience. Music Fellows used music and immersive visual art as an emotional gateway to a guided journey that celebrates our collective resilience. Before the concert, the audience was guided in meditation by Carson Marshall. 

MORE about the event and the Fellows that designed it is here: https://www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/blue-waves/

ENJOY PODCASTS?  You can follow Carson Marshall at Clearing the Stage” podcast for future music & meditation special events. 


Visuals by AQUEOUS, an ARTECHOUSE original production. Blue Waves is an NWS BLUE Project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation and NWS’s Fund for New Ventures. Visuals by AQUEOUS, an ARTECHOUSE original production. NWS BLUE Project Team:  Amy Sunyoung Lee, Christina Choi, James Churchill, Natsuko Takashima