August 29 & 30
ETHEL with guest James Bilagody

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


Thank you!

At the conclusion of our 2014 season, we have much to be thankful for, and much to look forward to.

The genre-busting ETHEL completed a decade of matchless music making and passionate teaching as our quartet-in-residence, helping us bring NACAP to its next level and bringing extraordinary music and artists to our stage, like this year’s special guest James Bilagody.

Our audiences were treated to a celebration of the Mississippi River, in words and music, with composer Eve Beglarian, Guidonian Hand and Mary Rowell.

The Catalyst Quartet brought us Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a work that seems to play with time and memory. We look forward to bringing the members of Catalyst back to continue their lively and expressive exploration of the chamber music repertoire, and their inspiring work with our student composers.

Through partnerships with the Heard Museum, Navajo Nation Museum and Scottsdale Community College, we reached more students and communities than ever before.

And School of Rock once again brought down the house.

We look forward to more great music ahead, and to seeing you in 2015 for the 32nd season of the Grand Canyon Music Festival!

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