Join us in Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial Anniversary
On June 22, 2019, the Grand Canyon Music Festival kicks-off Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Celebrations with a sunset performance of Brent Michael Davids’s “Guardians of the Grand Canyon,” performed by the Havasupai Guardians of the Canyon and flutists Brent Michael Davids (on crystal flute), Clare Hoffman (on European flute), Vince Redhouse (on cedar flute), Brian Sanders (on clay flute), and percussionists Bryan Stone and Owen Davis, followed by the annual Star Party with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association when amateur astronomers from across the country offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing.
Grand Canyon Star Party
When: June 22, 6:30 p.m., just before sunset
Where: Outdoors, at the Grand Canyon South Rim Visitor’s Center Plaza
In 2000, the Grand Canyon Music Festival was chosen to represent the state of Arizona in the White House Millennial Council’s nationwide Continental Harmony Project. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Composers Forum, Brent Michael Davids was chosen to create a new work that would reflect our community at the millennium. The piece he created, “Guardians of the Grand Canyon,” focuses on the indigenous people who have lived here at the Grand Canyon for centuries.
Designed to create an illusion of hearing the music from within the vast spaces of the Grand Canyon, the work’s chamber ensemble of flutes and percussion surround the Havasupai Guardians of the Grand Canyon as they perform their ceremonial Ram Dance.
Stick around to look at the stars, and
Links to: Star Party
Location map to Visitor Center Central Plaza
This concert is free. Please consider donating to the Grand Canyon Music Festival to support our annual concert series and educational programs.