A Classical Road Trip with Delirium Musicum
Hit the road with us! MusiKaravan follows classical musician and Delirium Musicum founder Etienne Gara (Learn More) and fellow violinist YuEun Gemma Kim (Learn More) in their vintage 1971 VW van as they safely spread music and joy. Each short film highlights a place in California where Gara and Kim performed socially distanced concerts for farmworkers, winemakers, random passersby, and even the occasional ostrich. Music lovers and travel enthusiasts alike will love this irreverent journey! Look for new episodes every Thursday throughout the summer on The Soraya’s and MusiKaravan’s social media channels.
“MusiKaravan brings the energy of a concert hall into the intimacy of a special musical bonding experience. It creates a musical safe-zone that offers a humanness that is crucial in our society, sharing a true and liberating moment of life. This experience has proved itself to be a life-changing extension of my artistic values and will continue to shine brighter than ever as I join Thor and the dream team of The Soraya.”—Etienne Gara
MusiKaravan visits the oldest winery in Napa Valley to perform for first responders rebuilding the area after the summer fires. Not everything works out as initially planned, but as always, music, food, and wine unite those who were once strangers and creates new friendships. Witness these inspiring stories of Etienne and YuEun playing their violins for unexpected audiences.
Episode 11Duty Calls in Napa Valley
In this 10th episode, the fierce trio that forms MusiKaravan gets to discover some wines from Paso Robles, CA, indulge in luxurious grapes, and make new friends by playing their violins before they continue on their route towards San Francisco. Music, wine, and human bonding takes their journey farther north.
Episode 10Looking for Dionysus
In this 9th episode, the MusiKaravan team faces some challenges and needs a little TLC before getting back on the road. They continue their adventures and come to rescue workers at an RV park near Paso Robles, CA. Music, human bonding, and beautiful scenery help save the day, so everybody can get back to their lives peacefully and inspired.
Episode 9MusiKaravan to the Rescue
In episode eight, YuEun celebrates Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival, while MusiKaravan continues their journey for an impromptu performance in a citrus and avocado orchard.
Episode 8A Trip to the Golden Mountain
With this seventh episode, we are entering the 2nd half of MusiKaravan's 1st season! Tag along with Etienne and YuEun as they pass by a couple of farms near San Luis Obispo, CA, discover lemon cucumbers, and perform for a crowd of new friends.
Episode 7Lesson from the pandemic
In the sixth episode, Etienne and YuEun visit some peculiar big feathered friends as their journey takes them to OstrichLand in Solvang, CA.
Episode 6Serenade for an Ostrich
In this fifth episode, violinists Etienne Gara and YuEun Kim drive up the steep roads to Los Olivos, CA, to rehearse in nature. On their way down to Santa Barbara, their VW bus breaks down, and MusiKaravan is stranded until they find a way to repair their 50-year-old vehicle. Will they find a way to continue their journey that brings together music, friendship, and discovery?
Episode 5Stranded with our Violins!
In this fourth episode, MusiKaravan visits the Ojai Olive Oil Company for a special moment of music, friendship, and discovery.
Episode 4Music-Infused Olive Oil
MusiKaravan goes North, and performs at Clos des Amis winery, close to Ojai, California. New adventures, new friends!
Episode 3Bus life in Wine Country
In this second episode, Étienne and YuEun and their vintage 1971 VW bus visit their first organic farm in Southern California where they serenade a tomato.
Episode 22 Violins and a Bus Hit the Road
In this first episode, we meet concert violinists from Delirium Musicum chamber orchestra, artistic director Etienne Gara, and YuEun Kim, and their vintage 1971 VW bus as they work to transform it into the handsome, shiny red vehicle that will valiantly transport them on their journey.