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Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio to Perform at Morris

Posted by Jenna Ray on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Event Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013 7:30 pm
Location: Edson Auditorium

The Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio will perform on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. Led by R. Carlos Nakai, the trio combines the soaring melodies of the flute and the vibrant tones of the lyraharp guitar with world beat percussion to create music that is at once ethereal and earthy. This is the season finale of the University of Minnesota, Morris’s 2012-13 Performing Arts Series.

Known for taking the Native American flute into new musical realms, Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the instrument. He was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 1992 and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.

The Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio’s album, Feather, Stone & Light, spent thirteen weeks on the Billboard charts and was a PULSE! pick for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Nakai has received two gold records for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit, which are the first and only Native American recordings to earn this recognition.

Prior to its evening performance, the trio will hold a music improvisation workshop at 1 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. All three instruments will be included in workshop. This event is free and open to the public.

Tickets for this Performing Arts Series event are available for purchase online, by phone and mail, or in person at the Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. Further information regarding ticket sales and the Performing Arts Series is available online or by phone at 320-589-6077.