Tickets - $25 Advance, $28 Door, $30 Priority Seating
This year’s Solstice Ensemble features harp guitarist William Eaton, flutist Claudia Tulip, violinist Allen Ames, percussionist Logan Turner and special guest Maryanne Kremer-Ames, playing classical guitar.
The Winter Solstice Concert promises to be an evening of diverse musical styles, holiday classics, and a few surprises.
“We’re excited to have Maryanne Kremer-Ames join us for this year’s Winter Solstice Concert,” OTCA Co-Director William Eaton remarked. “Allen and Maryanne have performed together for years as the duo – Lyra, and we’ll feature several of their holiday arrangements that are quite beautiful.”
About the Musicians
William Eaton is a four-time Grammy Nominee and Canyon Records recording artist, he is also acknowledged as one of the world’s great designers and builders of unique guitars and stringed instruments. He has composed for the William Eaton Ensemble, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Trio, and many others. He is currently the director of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, a guitar making school he co-founded in Phoenix, Arizona.
Claudia Tulip performs on silver and ethnic flutes, and panpipes, with a “beautiful blend of imagination, deft technique and soulful expression.
Allen Ames is known for his recorded works with his own ensemble Lyra, William Eaton Ensemble, and Gypsy jazz groups around Arizona and the Phoenix area. He has played with orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Arizona Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Phoenix String Quartet, and many others.
Logan Turner is a classically trained percussionist from the Crane School of Music. He has performed with the Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Crops from Rochester, NY as well as the Official Drum line for the Buffalo Bills. Logan specializes in world percussion, guitar, and bass guitar.
The Winter Solstice is a time of reflection, contemplation and story telling. Music has always been an important part of the solstice tradition amongst all the world’s cultures and religions.
Come enjoy a special evening of holiday music, a pre-show vintage Christmas postcard slide show, and lovely holiday images projected during the concert. Doors will open at 6:15 pm.
Refreshments including wine, beer, snacks and popcorn will be available for purchase.
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