UMC Event Calendar
World Flutist and Cultural Story Teller - Gary Stroutsos - open to the public
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Recording artist Gary Stroutsos, master of the Native American flute, will bring his musical
talent to the Kiehle Auditorium stage at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend the concert free of charge. A reception will follow the performance.
Stroutsos brings a rare gift to the world with his music. With influences spanning rock, jazz, Latin, West African, Indian, Zen, in addition to his work with American Indian cultures throughout the West - he has consistently translated world music into music of the heart.
He has more than 30 recordings to his credit, plus the sound tracks of several films including the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Never satisfied to rest on his accomplishments, Stroutsos took up the classical Chinese xiao and dize, bamboo flutes rarely heard outside of the Far East. Not long after, one classical master of these flutes, named him the best contemporary player in the world.
Stroutsos has performed throughout North America and in the Far East. He has played at the White House for President Clinton and is a frequent headliner and master-of-ceremonies at flute festivals throughout the country.
He continues to work in each of the genres for which he has become known. He continues to push musical boundaries while maintaining his romantic style. He teaches students that the magic of the flute is in loving each note and defining it carefully with the spaces around it. It is that magic that often draws fans to travel cross-country to hear him play. (See www.garystroutsos.com.)
For more information, contact Lorna Hollowell at 218-281-8580.