R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, will be in concert in Sedona and Camp Verde this month. He will be the soloist with the Verde Valley Sinfonietta. During his performance the background video will feature Larry Lindahl’s photography of the Ancient Ruins of the Southwest. Tickets: http://www.vvsinfonietta.org
Nakai in Concert in Camp Verde
Nov 18, 6:00pm
Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Rd., Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
Nakai in Concert in Sedona
Nov 19, 2:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Verde Valley Archaeology web site:
“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. Both concerts will be followed by a Backstage Ticket event to meet the artists and Sinfonietta conductor.”