November 18 and 19
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center with the Verde Valley Sinfonietta are collaborating in a celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a concert of Native American themes.
The first half of the concert will feature Navajo flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, performing several selections from two of his albums with the Grand Canyon Symphony - Fourth World and Inner Voices on Canyon Records. The haunting flute melodies of R. Carlos Nakai is combined with the richness of a string ensemble in new arrangements of Nakai's melodies. The evocative power of the traditional flute is enhanced by the lush harmonies of violin, viola, cell and double bass in arrangement by two-time Grammy Award winner, Billy Williams. Williams’ arrangements create a tranquil soundscape for the mellow tone of Nakai’s flute that takes the listener on a meditative and peaceful journey into the inner world of memory and dreams.
The second half of the program will feature Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, born in Norman, Oklahoma, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Tate is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. Tate earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University and his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Composition from The Cleveland Institute of Music. He will perform original compositions with the Sinfonietta. He will also be Artist in Residence and will visit area schools and Native American children.
November 18, 6:00 pm - Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde
November 19, 2:30 pm - Sedona Center for the Performing Arts, Sedona
Benefactor Members of the Center will receive two free General Admission tickets. Life and Patron Members will receive two free Reserved Seat tickets.
Both concerts will be followed by a Backstage Ticket event to meet the artists and Sinfonietta conductor.
Tickets for the concerts and the Backstage Ticket will go on sale in July at the Verde Valley Sinfonietta website.
Watch this space for further details and ticket information.