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HEARING IS BELIEVING Screening w/Live Music by Rachel Flowers and Q+A

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Museum of Ventura County

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Ventura, CA 93001

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Join us for a multimedia night at the museum, featuring:

• live music by Rachel Flowers

• the uplifting film about her life

• Q+A with the film principals

• and a prestigious art opening!

Get your advance tickets via the TICKETS button above to let us know you're coming!

The evening begins with a reception with live music by Rachel Flowers, the world-renown musician and Oxnard phenom. Next up is a screening of HEARING IS BELIEVING, the documentary by Ventura filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano that chronicles Rachel's inspiring life and music. It's an engaging portrait of a tight-knit American family with Rachel's stunning music as the soundtrack.


A Q+A panel will follow with producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano, Rachel Flowers, Rachel's mother Jeanie Flowers, co-producer Patti Channer, and director of photography David Pu'u.



View the HEARING IS BELIEVING Trailer on Youtube.



This event also kicks off the U.S. premiere of an exhibition by prominent Cuban artist Pedro González Pulido, featuring acrylic portraits inspired by scenes from HEARING IS BELIEVING and from Rachel's performances.

Event tickets cost $20 and benefit the Flowers family, the Museum of Ventura County, and Hearing is Believing Productions.

Get your advance tickets via the TICKETS button above to let us know you're coming!

See You at the Museum!

  • What: HEARING IS BELIEVING SCREENING, RACHEL FLOWERS IN PERSON, plus ART OPENING
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6 pm
  • Where: Museum of Ventura County
    The Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion
    100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
  • More Info: (805) 641-3845 or email info@hearingisbelievingfilm.com


More about Rachel Flowers

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers first touched the piano at the age of 2-1/2. Actually, she hit the piano. With a hard plastic toy. This event was immediately followed by her first piano lesson.

At 4-1/2 Rachel began her formal music training through the Southern California Conservatory of Music. This was later supplemented by private flute lessons, courses at The Academy of Music for the Blind, and tutoring in advanced jazz improvisation through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Currently, Rachel continues her musical education with private lessons in voice and violin.

Rachel's informal music training... well, that's a little harder to track. She calls them "phases." They are more like obsessions: periods of intense, concentrated study of an artist, band, or composer. Among her phases: Earth, Wind and Fire, Rachmaninoff, Minnie Ripperton, The Grateful Dead, Steven Wilson, Gyorgy Ligeti, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse... The list goes on.

In the year 2014, Rachel met film director Lorenzo DeStefano. From that meeting came two years of filming, which produced the feature length documentary Hearing is Believing. The film enjoyed a successful run in film festivals and screenings throughout the country, which continues with the special June 8 Ventura screening. The accompanying Hearing is Believing soundtrack album features five of Rachel’s original compositions, plus covers of pop, jazz, and classical pieces, and collaborations with grammy winners Arturo Sandoval and Dweezil Zappa.

2016 also saw the release of Rachel's debut album, “Listen.” Each piece was composed, arranged, performed, and recorded by Rachel. “Listen” combines elements of classical, jazz, and rock in a way that pays homage to her musical heroes while creating a sound that is 100% Rachel. Rachel is now completing her second solo album, due for release in 2018. “Going Somewhere” consists of 13 brand new vocal compositions in a variety of styles, continuing Rachel's tradition of defying categorization.

At 24 years old, Rachel has spent virtually her entire life playing, studying, and loving music. She has performed as a solo artist, and with symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles, and rock bands. She has mastered the piano, flute, organ, guitar, bass... ukulele... She composes, arranges, and records her own music, and has even started producing for other artists.

...and she’s just getting started.


Event photo courtesy of Libbey Bowl Foundation
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