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Connor Chee, Navajo Concert Pianist Plays Navajo Vocables, Chopin & More

May 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The style and scope of Connor Chee’s music is breathtaking. His exquisite Navajo vocables highlight the depth and richness of his Navajo heritage.

If you haven’t yet heard Connor Chee play, you’re in for an extraordinary music experience. Mr. Chee plays original Navajo “Vocables”—meaningful sounds unique to this culture—that awaken us to the sacredness and beauty of the Navajo people. This extraordinarily gifted pianist also plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt as beautifully as you’ll hear anywhere.

Mr. Chee cultivated his prodigious talent from a young age under the tutelage of instructors in his home of Page, Arizona and then at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. At age 12 he played at Carnegie Hall for the first time, marking the beginning of numerous awards he has accumulated throughout his performing career.

In 2016 he was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and performed in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall. He also received the award for “Best Instrumental Recording” at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards for his album “The Navajo Piano.”

For a sample of his sounds, scroll down on his home page (www.connorchee.com) and listen. And then get your tickets early to this one-of-a-kind event at the Center for the Arts, Lorraine Boccardo Theatre.

Tickets: $30, (students, call CFAK to purchase tickets for $10)

“I’ve got a soft spot for piano, but Connor Chee’s Navajo Vocable No. 2 could bring a person to tears.” —Rich Csenge

This exclusive concert is presented In partnership with the 12th Annual Amazing Earthfest going on May 13-19 in Kanab, Utah. Visit amazingearthfest.org for details.

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Date:
May 17, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$30
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Connor Chee, Navajo Concert Pianist Plays Navajo Vocables, Chopin & More

The style and scope of Connor Chee’s music is breathtaking. His exquisite Navajo vocables highlight the depth and richness of his Navajo heritage.

If you haven’t yet heard Connor Chee play, you’re in for an extraordinary music experience. Mr. Chee plays original Navajo “Vocables”—meaningful sounds unique to this culture—that awaken us to the sacredness and beauty of the Navajo people. This extraordinarily gifted pianist also plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt as beautifully as you’ll hear anywhere.

Mr. Chee cultivated his prodigious talent from a young age under the tutelage of instructors in his home of Page, Arizona and then at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. At age 12 he played at Carnegie Hall for the first time, marking the beginning of numerous awards he has accumulated throughout his performing career.

In 2016 he was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and performed in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall. He also received the award for “Best Instrumental Recording” at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards for his album “The Navajo Piano.”

For a sample of his sounds, scroll down on his home page (www.connorchee.com) and listen. And then get your tickets early to this one-of-a-kind event at the Center for the Arts, Lorraine Boccardo Theatre.

Tickets: $30, (students, call CFAK to purchase tickets for $10)

“I’ve got a soft spot for piano, but Connor Chee’s Navajo Vocable No. 2 could bring a person to tears.” —Rich Csenge

This exclusive concert is presented In partnership with the 12th Annual Amazing Earthfest going on May 13-19 in Kanab, Utah. Visit amazingearthfest.org for details.

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