California’s Redlands Symphony has announced that it will perform a free concert of music by Native American and Latino composers later this fall. The November 1 event, at Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Redlands, will include solo performances by composer R. Carlos Nakai, who will perform on flute in his own Fourth World: Rainbow World and Shaman’s Call, Whipporwill. The concert, led by Assistant Conductor Co Nguyen, will also include music by Jose Pablo Moncayo, Carlos Chavez, Blas Galindo, and Arturo Marquez. President Bruce Satzger said the goal of the concert is “to draw new people to a symphony concert with music that reflects two of the major cultural influences here in the Inland Empire and represents the classical music art form in ways many people will find beautiful and unexpected.” The concert is made possible by funds from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the James Irvine Foundation.

Posted September 11, 2009

Photo of R. Carlos Nakai courtesy Redlands Symphony