"A Christmas World Tour," features familiar and fascinating rare songs and stories fromall the continents except, of course, Antarctica. As in every Sticks and Tones family event, the audience is part of the show by singing along, playing percussion instruments, and generally having a good time. There will be an afterglow with doughnuts and cider and a chance to sing other carols and greet new faces and old friends.
Languages featured include Spanish, German, American Sign Language, and Japanese. Bring your jingle bells to join in on the sing-a-longs!
Henry and Maria Flurry, founders of Sticks and Tones, are members of the juried list of Roster Artists of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Sticks and Tones is based in Prescott, Arizona.
While Sticks and Tones is known for its eclectic classical music performances, it has also spent 11 years presenting school concerts and family concerts from Yuma to Phoenix to the Navajo Nation, including the Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Children's Museum, Many Farms on the Navajo Reservation, Phoenix Museum of Art, Mortimer's Farms, and all the libraries of Yavapai, Navajo and Yuma Counties.
Maria Vomlehn Flurry (http://www.mariaflurry.com/
Maria plays percussion professionally. She is principal percussionist in the Flagstaff Symphony and timpanist for Prescott Chamber Strings. She has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and the Michigan Opera Theater. She has "backed up" such artists as Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Jim Neighbors and has toured with Mannheim Steamroller. She solos as a concerto percussionist in pieces such as Tan Dun's Water Concerto, Kenneth LaFave's Canto de Alba and will premier "Impulso," a concerto for marimba, flamenco guitar and dancer in November 2014 in St. Louis, MO.
Henry Flurry (http://www.henryflurry.com/
Together Henry and Maria and a bevy of volunteers started Chaparral Arts which provides exceptional performances and workshops throughout the year. The main events are the New Music Arizona concert and the Chaparral MusicFest (http://www.chaparralmusicfest.org/)
Both Henry and Maria are bilingual in Spanish and English. Maria spent part of her childhood in and around Mexico, and Henry started learning Spanish with their children, just so he could keep up! They enjoy hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Saturday, December 21, 20134 PM
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of Park Avenue and Copper Basin in Prescott
630 Park Avenue, Prescott, Arizona
$12 Adults, $5 children 12 and under, $25 Family package for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Tickets: By phone 928-533-3525,at http://www.SticksAndTones.com and at the door.