SaddleBrooke Progress article

Renowned flute player coming to SaddleBrooke

by Karen Schickedanz

Gary Stroutsos, a master flute player, will be the featured musician at Ongtupqa, a special presentation about the Grand Canyon coming to SaddleBrooke in November.

Stroutsos will play a Hopi long flute that is a replica of some ancient flutes unearthed in 1931 from a cave in Arizona. The flutes have been curated by the Arizona State Museum in Tucson since 1957. The Hopi long flute is an end-blown rim flute that is very difficult to play and dates back over 1,400 years.

Read the rest of the article in the September issue of the SaddleBrooke Progress.

Matthew Nelson