Elaine Kreston, cellist
photo: Tom Wyse



maybeck trio



Eric Schneider and Elaine Kreston
Elaine and Eric have brought their unique presentation of Rumi and Cello to West Coast audiences from Santa Cruz to Seattle. Their offering inspires everything from deep introspection to spontaneous laughter.
Deafened by the voice of desire
you are unaware the Beloved lives
in the core of your heart.
Stop the noise and
you will hear The voice
in the silence.

Eric Schneider heartfully, joyously spouts the sacred poems of the mystics Rumi and Hafiz, kindling the silent flame of awakeness in every heart. Eric has memorized over a hundred of these sacred poems that spring to life through his beautiful spirit, voice and warm presence. Eric is a founding member of the Santa Cruz improv troupe "Loose Cannon Theater" and co-editor of "My Secret Is Silence", a collection of poems and sayings of his teacher Adyashanti.
Elaine Kreston is an inspired concert cellist who performs classical and improvisational cello. Making her home in the Bay Area, Elaine performs locally as well as in New York City and beyond. In addition to collaborations with Eric, she is a founding member of the classical Maybeck Trio, and of the meditative-soundscape duo, TranslucenT. She has also played at the events of Adyashanti, Krishna Das, and Inner Directions. As a recording artist, she adds her mellow tones to the albums of singer-songwriters, movie scores, and has also released a cd with TranslucenT.

RumiCello ~

for more info, email us
mail ~ at ~ elainekreston ~ dot ~ com
ericrschneider ~ at ~ gmail ~ dot ~ com

some of our past events:

Sunday, January 22, 2012
8:00pm (doors at 7pm)
Great Night of Rumi & his Soul Friends
unique melange of theatre, improvised music, and poetry
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley CA

$20.50 advance / $22.50 at door
purchase tickets online

Sunday, February 26, 2012
An Evening of Mystical Poetry and Cello
Niroga Center
1808 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703

Cost: $15-20, sliding scale
Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Pre-register by emailing angela@niroga.org
or calling (510) 451-3004

Saturday, Sept 10, 2011, 8pm
In the Garden of the Beloved:
Celebrating the birth of Persian mystic and poet Rumi
Project 418 ~ 418 Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, October 22, 2010, 8pm
Science and Nonduality Conference

101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 7:30pm (doors at 7:00)
at the Pink Palace, home of Diane Frank and Erik Ievins
San Francisco, CA in the Outer Sunset
For reservations & directions, send an E-mail to
" GeishaPoet at aol dot com"
Dessert & snack potluck at the break. A yummy evening indeed.

Friday, May 15, 2009, 8pm
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment

Spring Gala at the San Jose Athletic Club
San Jose, California
reservations required by May 1st to reserve your seat

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 10am and 7:00pm
Pt. Reyes, Marin County, California
Start your day listening to RumiCello Live ON AIR:
KWMR 90.5FM in Marin, California,
10am-11am for Joy Maulitz's "Waves of Joy" program.
Then join us that evening at 7:00pm
at Point Reyes Books for a live performance

Friday, June 27, 2008, 7:30pm
San Rafael, CA
at Dharma Lounge, #5 Elkin Court
Call 415-283-8925 for more info.
What people are saying about the Dharma Lounge:
“Totally new. I’ve never experienced anything like this before…"
"It was full of true spirit ~ including depth, inspiration and playfulness."
"Cool, unique, and yummy”
“A nexus for nice people”
Please arrive by 7:20. The doors will be closed at 7:45.
$10~15 suggested donation. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Saturday, August 2, 2008, 8:00pm
Santa Cruz, CA
Cayuga Vault: 1100 Soquel Avenue
RumiCello featured as special guests
Advance tickets at Gateways , 831-429-9600
$16 adv/ $18 door

Friday, April 4, 2008, 7:00pm
Santa Cruz, CA
Enjoy RumiCello's inspired blend of poetry and music in a private home in Santa Cruz. Please email for more info.
mail ~ at ~ elainekreston ~ dot ~ com

Sunday, December 2, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Santa Cruz, CA
Cayuga Vault, 1100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
Advance tickets at Gateways, 831-429-9600
This is a benefit for Quality of Life Trust, a non-profit in Tiruvannamali, South India, with all proceeds going towards continuing work to provide ecological sanitation/dry composting toilets (to prevent water contamination and dysentery), emergency elder care for food, medicine and housing, and also benefitting Arunai Kids, to help with building an orphanage for street kids.

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Berkeley - Kensington, CA
RumiCello performs alongside others celebrating the 800th Birthday of the mystic poet, RUMI
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707

Saturday, August 25, 2007, 7:30 pm
San Francisco, CA
Enjoy RumiCello's inspired blend of poetry and music
in a special venue: a private home,
across the street from the Exploratorium & the Palace of Fine Arts
3600 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California Please call 415.440.8668 or E-mail geishapoet@aol.com to reserve your seat. Thank you to Diane Frank and Jeanne Glennon for hosting us!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA
RumiCello returns to Gateways!
1126 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, California 95062
more info: 831-429-9600; Toll Free: 877-429-9600

Sunday, January 7, 2007, 7:00 pm
Shantala with RumiCello at Cayuga Vault
1100 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
RumiCello is: Cellist Elaine Kreston and Eric Schneider
Shantala is: Heather & Benjy Wertheimer
For info and tickets ($15 ) call 831-421-9471 info@cayugavault.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 7:00 pm
Gateways Books and Music
1126 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062
more info: 831-429-9600
Toll Free: 877-429-9600

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 4:00 pm
Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, San Rafael
Marin County, California (click for directions)
for more info, call 415-457-4191

Friday, March 31, 2006, 7:30 pm
East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View, California (click for directions)
for tickets and info, call 650-988-9800

Friday, December 16, 2005, 7:00 pm
Sacred Paths Bookstore
San Mateo, California
~ celebrate the holidays with music and poetry ~
134 South B Street in downtown San Mateo, California
(click for directions)
for tickets and info, call 650-347-7284

Saturday, September 10, 2005
Justin Mayer's Music Lovefest
Bear Creek Studios
Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, July 23, 2005, 8:00 pm
Vara Healing Arts
850 Talbot Avenue at Solano Avenue
Albany (just next door to Berkeley)

Friday, July 22, 2005, 7:30 pm
Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, San Rafael,
Marin County, California (click for directions)
for tickets and info, call 415-457-4191

Thursday, July 14, 2005, 7:00 pm
Gateways Books and Music
1531 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95060
more info: 831-429-9600

Saturday, March 19, 2005
8:00pm (doors open at 7:30)
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
corner of Euclid and Buena Vista Avenues
Berkeley, California
Sold Out! (please email to join the waiting list)

Friday, December 3, 2004
Two Shows: 7pm and 9pm
both shows also feature the a capella trio Dis-Mois
Cayuga Vault (click for tickets and more info)
1100 Soquel Avenue (click for directions)
Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, October 29, 2004, 7:30 pm
Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, San Rafael, California (click for directions)
for tickets ($12) and info, call 415-457-4191

Monday, August 2nd, 2004 - Seattle, Washington
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St. Seattle, WA 98117

Friday, July 30th, 2004 - Portland, Oregon
Portland Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis Street Portland, Oregon 97202

~stay tuned for information on other appearances~

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