Don’t miss this sonic journey when two master flute musicians come together for a special performance on Friday, January 31. Gary Stroutsos and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos have both dedicated their lives to studying, preserving and furthering their chosen styles of world flutes. They just happen to be in Tucson around the same time, so we convinced them to showcase their talents within the sacred space of the historic San Pedro Chapel.
Immerse yourself in the music of this world flute virtuoso as he presents songs from his 35+ year career. Gary will perform ancient songs, original compositions and inspired improvisations on the cedar Plains flute, alto flute, and the rarely-heard Hopi long flute.
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
Take a sonic journey to the cloud forests of Japan when master shakuhachi player Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos shares an evening of ancient songs. Alcvin is one of the foremost teachers and performers of shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in North America. After decades of studying and playing this Japanese instrument, Alcvin has created a unique playing style which effortlessly flows between the dimensions of music and meditation.
Both will present a 45-minute set of their favorite songs, with a brief intermission between performances.
Seating is limited to only 80 people.