RECITAL by NAVAJO CLASSICAL PIANIST CONNOR CHEE – Ivins, UT.
Presented By: Amazing Earthfest and the Center for the Arts at Kayenta
Paiute Cultural Friendship Dance!
SOLO RECITAL by NAVAJO CLASSICAL PIANIST CONNOR CHEE
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Location: Center for the Arts at Kayenta — 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, UT. (435) 674-2787 Website: http://www.kayentaarts.com/
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Amazing Earthfest brings you the very highest caliber in live musical experience. The accomplished Navajo Piano Soloist Connor Chee is virtuosic in performance, sensitive in interpretation, and adventurous in music selection. Meet this outstanding artist, share conversation with friends, and mingle with visiting guests after the performance. Ticket sales for Amazing Earthfest concerts help bring extraordinary talent to Kane County Utah and Coconino County Arizona. Thank you for supporting these fine performances!
Rarely appearing in southern Utah, Navajo Pianist Connor Chee will perform three full length solo recitals of classical works for piano as well as original compositions and transcriptions based on traditional Navajo chants from his recent recording, The Navajo Piano, plus new works expressing the Navajo Creation Story from his just released CD titled, Emergence.
At age 12, Connor Chee won gold in the World Piano Competition’s Young Artist Division, earning his first performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, then winning multiple awards in the World Piano Competition. Chee received his Bachelor of Music from Eastman in 2009, and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. He was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, and performed in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall, also receiving “Best Instrumental Recording” at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards for his album The Navajo Piano, nominated for “Best New Artist” and “Record of the Year.”
Residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Connor Chee is a voting member of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMY® Awards), and performs throughout the United States.
Augmenting the Native American cultural experience of Connor Chee’s music, members of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will speak about the Southern Paiute People who have lived in the region from time immemorial, and will present an interactive cultural circle dance, also known as a friendship dance, that encourages audience participation. Most Native American Tribal cultures have a round dance to welcome everyone in a social expression of kinship, joy, happiness, gratitude, friendship, togetherness, goodwill and harmony.
Southern Utah’s nonprofit Amazing Earthfest, established 2007 in Kanab, UT, enhances public understanding and appreciation for Native cultures and our magnificent natural heritage, the Public Lands of the American West.
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