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Free concert highlights Native influences

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

03/19/10

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free concert and discussion highlighting Native influences on contemporary Alaska composers Wednesday, March 24 at 8:15 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall.

"Alaskan Voices: A Confluence of Cultures" will feature composer Craig Coray. He will discuss the inspiration he finds in Alaska Native music and how it influences his work.

The concert will include Coray's piano composition and a percussion piece by John Luther Adams. Performers include pianist Paul Krejci [KRE-chi], Ensemble 64.8 and dancers from the UAF Alaska Native Studies program.

MEDIA CONTACT: Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@alaska.edu.

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