Support the GCMF & the Native American Composer Apprentice Project
Photo© Steven Purcell
Above (l to r): Clare Hoffman,
Artistic Director, GCMF; Jordan Lomahoema,
GCMF Native American Composer Apprentice Project student; First Lady
Congratulations Grand Canyon Music Festival!
2011 Winner — President's Committee
on the Arts and the Humanities National Arts and Humanities Youth
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Grand Canyon Music Festival
is sponsored by
Grand Canyon National Park and
is supported by the Arizona Commission
on the Arts with funding from the
State of Arizona and the National
Endowment for the Arts,
and with funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts, and WESTAF – the
Western State Arts Federation.
Expansion of NACAP to Whitehorse
High School in Utah is funded in
part by the Utah Arts Council and
the National Endowment for the
Additional Sponsors include:
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We look forward to seeing you at the Grand
Canyon this year!
Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
President’s Committee on the Art and the Humanities
Winner: Governor’s Arts Award
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24, 25, 30, 31, and September 1, 7, & 8
the Ages on the South Rim of Grand Canyon, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 24 & Saturday, Aug. 25
America's premier post-classical string quartet
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“Vital and brilliant”
Aug. 31 & Saturday, Sept. 1
Photo © Michael
with guest ETHEL
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“Invariably energetic and finely burnished…The
Catalyst Quartet played with an earthy vigor.”
Kozinn, The New York Times
Composer Richard Einhorn will join us on Saturday, Sept.
1, for a performance
of his octet, “The Silence.
Join us for a pre-concert discussion with Richard Einhorn about his experience
with sudden hearing loss at the age of 57, and how he has become an advocate
for the hearing impaired.
more about Richard Einhorn
Festival products from our Gift
Shop is another way you can show your support! We offer
lovely giclee and poster reproductions by artist Ed Mell,
along with t-shirts, and notecards.
your family and friends to the Grand Canyon for a
memorable, musical get-away. Make your room reservations
and travel arrangements well in advance, as accommodations inside
the Park will sell out quickly.
Photos: right © Lisa Hancock; left © Lisa
Night at the Opera"
Husband and wife singers Kirk Dougherty and
Cabiria Jacobsen bring some of opera’s
greatest hits to the Grand Canyon Music Festival stage, including semi-staged
scenes from La Cenerentola, Les contes d’Hoffmann, and West Side Story.
Cabiria Jacobsen, mezzo-soprano; Kirk Dougherty, tenor; Jon
"Jacobsen's performance was exquisite, … intoxicatingly
understated, yet believably endearing."
Voice of New England
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Photo (above) © Robin Holland
Photo © Randy Cummings
Art of Song"
Enjoy the Art of Song from Baroque masters to contemporary classics. Husband
and wife singers Kirk Dougherty and Cabiria Jacobsen perform works of Purcell,
Handel, Britten, Gershwin, and Porter, as well as selections from two new song
cycles, Vignettes: Ellis Island by Alan Louis Smith, and Craigslistlieder by
Gabriel Kahane. Cabiria Jacobsen, mezzo-soprano; Kirk
Dougherty, tenor; Jon
"Make no mistake,
tenor Kirk Dougherty has the goods, and then some… he
is in possession of an exceptionally beautiful tenor…"
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Photo (above left) © John Purick
Bonfiglio, harmonica; Joe Deninzon, violin; Steve
“As at home
in the world of Grappelli and Oconnor as he is in the world of Jimi Hendrix
and Steve Vai, Joe Deninzon
may be our next national violin treasure!"
— Jedd Beaudoin
5 p.m. (at the Shrine
of the Ages)
School of Rock
Rock along with Grand Canyon high school students in this culminating
recital as they display what they learned during the week-long
School of Rock with Bonfiglio Group members Stephen Benson
and Joe Deninzon. Read
Sunday, Sept. 2
4 p.m. (at the Grand Canyon Community
Native American Composer Apprentice Project. Read
excited about this season's stellar group of artists. Come hear performances
the Catalyst Quartet, Robert
Bonfiglio, Joe Deninzon,
Stephen Benson, ETHEL (Kip Jones and Tema Watstein, violin;
viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello), Cabiria Jacobsen, mezzo-soprano;
Kirk Dougherty, tenor; Jon Klibonoff, piano; & Clare
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