August 29 & 30
ETHEL with guest James Bilagody

September 5 & 6
Catalyst Quartet The Bach/Gould Project and “Folksong”


Where do I live?

In 2009, composer Eve Beglarian embarked on a year-long WPA-style voyage down – and up – the Mississippi River, inspired by the desire to understand our country at this particular point in time. The River Project has evolved into a multiyear exploration and documentation in sound of where we live, not just in the literal idea of place but also, as photographer Dorothea Lange wrote, “… a type of dream-land full of ideas and ideals… . Yes, this is where I live: in a land of road markers and guide posts; yet every man must still find his own way.”

We are so pleased to be able to bring Eve and The River Project to the Grand Canyon Music Festival, to share her journey of exploration by water. There is no better place than the Grand Canyon, an iconic symbol of our shared “home” to discover “where we live.”

GCMF On Tour
August 25th Native American Composer Apprentice Project at Scottsdale Community College with ETHEL
August 27th, 7 p.m. Native America Composer Apprentice Project at Navajo Nation Museum with ETHEL and Raven Chacon
September 2nd, 5:30 p.m. Native American Composer Apprentice Project at the Heard Museum

Thus the Grand Canyon is a land of song. – JW Powell
Robert Bonfiglio, Founding Director                 Clare Hoffman, Artistic Director