Let Me Listen – A Musical Journey Across Borders
A collaboration with Coconino Center for the Arts: El sueño Americano | The American Dream
October 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM
$20 for adults/$10 for students and children
Preview performance October 20, 7 PM
Master Chorale of Flagstaff partners with Coconino Center for the Arts in presenting dynamic and moving music by U.S. and Mexican composers, reflecting on human journeys, inviting an open spirit to others’ stories, celebrating vibrant beauty, and relishing in heartfelt songs from across borders. Music includes new settings of folk poetry by composers in the U.S. and newly composed and folkloric Mexican compositions. Presented with acoustic and classical guitar, piano, and violin.
Art Exhibition: El Sueño Americano / The American Dream is a photographic documentation of the personal belongings carried by migrants and those seeking asylum that were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at a processing facility near the artist’s home in Ajo, Arizona, about 40 miles from the U.S./Mexico border. U.S. border agents deemed these belongings as non-essential or potentially lethal. Kiefer asks the viewer to consider these photographs as untold and unknown stories, markers of human journeys cut short, creating a personal connection for the viewer that extends compassion and empathy to those who make the dangerous journey across the desert to seek a better life.
Josh Moore is a Classical and Jazz guitarist based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is a frequent performer as both a solo classical guitarist and as a member of chamber groups and jazz/contemporary groups. He has performed throughout the US and Canada for many guitar societies and classical music series, including concerts for the Sacramento Guitar Society, the Great Lakes Guitar Society, the Ventura Guitar Society, M&T First Fridays at the Albright Knox, the Interference Series and many others. As a competitor Josh has received 1st prizes in multiple guitar competitions including, the Pacific Guitar Festival, ASTA Aaron Green Guitar Competition, and the Buffalo State Young Artists Concerto Competition, performing with the Buffalo State Philharmonia. Josh holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California where he studied under Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser. Josh holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Sergio Assad, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California under Scott Tennant, and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Buffalo State College under Evan Drummond. Josh is a member of the faculty of the Northern Arizona University Kitt School of Music, where he directs the guitar program and teaches classes in the Jazz Studies department.
Dominic Campos is a first year graduate student at the NAU Kitt School of Music pursuing a degree in violin performance. As a native of Phoenix, they have taken part in many musical staples of Arizona including performances with the Flagstaff Symphony, Verde Valley Sinfonietta, Alpine Early Music Ensemble, and the Phoenix Symphony. Dominic has also been a participant in masterclasses by leading violinists such as Soonvin Kim, Jung-min Amy Lee, and Rachel Barton Pine. They have had further opportunities to study the violin at the Brevard Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Fresno Philharmonic Festival, and the Luby Violin Symposium on scholarship. Apart from performing, Dominic has also taught and run music studios both in Flagstaff and Phoenix. Outside of the practice room, they enjoy being on the other side of the stage as an audience member of many concerts and spending time in cities discovering the art scene.