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An evening of eclectic jazz/world music

| September 29, 2022 12:00 AM

The Glacier Symphony presents another concert in its Jazz Night with the Maestro series Friday, Sept. 30, with Earth Anthem (Explorations), featuring Grammy-nominated Native American flute virtuoso R. Carlos Nakai. Nakai will be collaborating with Glacier Symphony Maestro John Zoltek and a select ensemble for this unique concert.

The program will feature a fusion of original music drawn from Nakai’s award-winning CDs and music by Zoltek written and arranged especially for the concert. Zoltek will play electric guitar and piano and lead a jazz ensemble with well-known Whitefish-based musicians Don Caverly (upright bass) and Jeremy Reinbolt (drums and percussion). Also featured will be a seven-piece amplified string section consisting of Glacier Symphony musicians.

Zoltek’s Earth Anthem (Explorations) is a new suite of fusion tunes. The piece “Earth Anthem” is inspired by the poetry of Montana-born poet and University of Montana professor Heather Cahoon. Musical material is drawn from another work in progress for full symphony, poetic recitation, and Nakai.

The concert takes place at the O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center in downtown Whitefish. There will be two shows: 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Both include theater and cabaret seating.

Ticket pricing is $45 for the mezzanine, and $55 for the theater or cabaret seating on the main floor.

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