January 7, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7 pm International recording artist Gary Stroutsos pays tribute to friend and mentor Paul Horn with a concert in Plymouth’s Sanctuary on the fiftieth anniversary of Horn’s groundbreaking recording Inside the Taj Mahal. Mr. Horn’s approach to flute music finds the sacredness in each space and moment, and encourages us to open ourselves to the beauty and mystery of life. Suggested donation $15. Set the tone and walk the Labyrinth between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm in Hildebrand Hall.
Originally trained as a Jazz flutist, Stroutsos’ work now features American Indian music, as well as Chinese, Cuban and American Jazz stylings — all styles and traditions reflecting his diverse musical influences. He has become perhaps best known for his haunting work on the Native American Flute, and is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of American Indian music and culture. Himself a Greek-Italian-American, Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to journey into the indigenous cultures and communities of North America, where he learned to play the Native American Flute. During this time, Lakota, Mandan-Hidatsa, Navajo and Salish Kootenai Elders asked him to set their songs to his flute, which has undoubtedly been invaluable in the development of insight and the character of authenticity that his recordings embody.