World flutist Gary Stroutsos will be performing in concert in Kathy Parsons’ House Concert Series on Saturday June 3rd at 7:00 PM in Sandpines West (Florence, OR). Stroutsos performs world flute music drawn from many traditional cultures and is perhaps best-known for his haunting work on the Native American flute. Originally trained as a jazz flutist, Stroutsos is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of Native American music and culture. A Greek-Italian-American who was born and raised in Vermont (now residing in Seattle), Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to spend time with indigenous cultures in several communities of North America, where he learned to play the Native American flute. He will also be sharing time-honored stories from his long association with our American Indian people. Lakota, Mandan-Hidatsa, Navajo and Salish Kootenai elders asked Stroutsos to set their songs to his flute, which has been invaluable in developing the insight and character of authenticity that his recordings embody.
Reservations are required by emailing Kathy at email@example.com.
Suggested donation $15 at the door.