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Band News (more headlines) 12-03-2012

Pre-Eminent Native American Flute Instructor, John Sarantos, Invited As Special Guest Performer During Composers Concordance Chamber Orchestra "Legends" Festivities In NYC

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New York, NY (December 3, 2012) - - Pre-eminent Native American Flute Instructor, John Sarantos, Invited as Special Guest Performer During Composers Concordance Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) "LEGENDS" Festivities featuring Lara St. John, violin; Valerie Coleman, flute; and Thomas Carlo Bo, conductor with special guests LeeAnet Noble, African Percussion; David Taylor performing his "Blue D" for bass trombone; and John Sarantos on Native American Flute at DiMenna Center, Mary Flagler Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018, Friday, Dec. 7th at 8:00pm.

In 1893 in NYC, the legendary Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spoke of the influence of Native American and African American music on his Symfonie. He urged American composers to focus attention on what "must" be the foundation for "the future music of this country." Composers Concordance presents a program entitled 'Legends,' recalling the timeless melodies of Dvořák himself, and highlighting the influence of Native American and African American music on contemporary orchestral composition.

ABOUT JOHN SARANTOS: One of the World's pre-eminent Native American flute instructors, John Sarantos has facilitated weekend and week-long contemporary Native American flute workshops from coast-to-coast for over 17 years. His introductory, intermediate, advanced and master classes have been available from New York City's prestigious Open Center, national cultural gatherings, intimate flute circles and one-on-one private lessons. For 13 years, he has facilitated with Ken Light and R. Carlos Nakai at the Renaissance of the Native American Flute workshop in Montana. In 2006 & 2008 he was a main presenter and performer at the International Native American Flute Association convention. John has performed live in venues large and small; including New York City's Carnegie Hall. A respected educator, John has been accredited and licensed as a K-12 teacher in IL, KY, MI, MN, NY, OR, and WI and has sought to maximize each student’s emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Recognized as a Native flute music historian, John has written six songbooks for the native flute. He has recorded with Robert Lee Balderrama, aka Bobby Balderrama, renowned guitarist of Question Mark and the Mysterians and appears on, CITY OF SMOOTH JAZZ, released by Bobby Balderrama's smooth jazz band Robert Lee Revue in early 2012. He has also recorded with world fusion band, SUN SHADOWS and appears on JOURNEY TO THE SUN, to be released in 2013. "Welcome Home Brother," John's adaptation of "Taps," is being well received on You Tube. As a founding member of the New York based flute duo, NightDancers, with Gera Clark; their 2007 debut release, MONTANA CROSSINGS, was nominated for a 2008 Indian Summer Music Award in the Best Native Spirit Recording category. John also has an extensive background in the business of entertainment. He has acted in over 35 commercials, 5 feature films and created, produced and starred in 26 episodes of Mr. Moon's Magic Circus for CBS-TV. He has written, directed and starred in T-Bone's World of Clowning and received the Award of Excellence from the Hollywood Film Advisory Board for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming. View John Sarantos online at: http://www.facebook.com/JohnSarantos

ABOUT DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: In response to the great need for space dedicated to classical music rehearsal, recording, and learning in New York City, Orchestra of St. Luke's created The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. This state-of-the art facility was realized through a visionary partnership with the City of New York; leadership support from Joe & Diana DiMenna, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and Victor Elmaleh; and the dedication of Orchestra of St. Luke's board of directors and staff. The DiMenna Center features acoustically-optimized, affordable rehearsal, recording, and special event space. View the DiMenna Center online at: http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center-welcome

For More Information Contact:

John Sarantos
SARANTOPOULOS PRODUCTIONS
PO Box 2824
Midland, MI 48641
Phone: 541-554-3216
E-mail: JohnSarantos@earthlink.net

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