Rochester, NY, May 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Award-winning Native American violinist and composer Arvel Bird will be the featured soloist performing his original compositions with New York’s Rochester Chamber Orchestra on May 16, 3 p.m., at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Avenue. David Fetler will be conducting. Hot off a sold-out performance with the Symphony of Canyons in Utah, this is Bird’s first performance in New York.
Captivating audiences around the world with his inspiring performances, Arvel Bird won Best Instrumental Album at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2009 and Performer of the Year in 2007 at the Native American Music Awards. He has toured with Country legends Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell and Clay Walker.
A classically trained violinist, Arvel Bird used his mixed-blood heritage (Southern Paiute Indian and Scottish) to weave a wide range of musical genres and cultures into his own expression. His dramatic Native American storytelling adds spark to his lyrical compositions and sweeping refrains.
Among selections Bird will perform on May 16, are songs from his award-winning album Tribal Music Suite, an orchestral composition that tells the musical story of the journey of a young Paiute boy. It is a bold, innovative blend of Native American, Celtic and Classical music, written for full orchestra.
Bird also will perform his signature violin and flute classics, including The Redtail Hawk, Raven Warrior, Caribou Reel, Dolphin’s Dance, and Celtic Connection. The audience is invited to meet Arvel Bird at a reception immediately following the concert.
Tickets are $20, seniors $15, students $10. Purchase tickets online at www.rochesterchamberorchestra.org, at Wegmans, or by calling 585-442-9778. For more information about Arvel Bird visit his website at www.arvelbird.com.