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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-5276 x222
National Park ServiceNews Release
For Immediate Release –SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Caleb Kesler, Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-5276 x222
Clarkdale, AZ –Tuzigoot National Monument
Evening Flute Concert with Harry Seavey at Tuzigoot National Monument
Harry Seavey will present a special flute concert at Tuzigoot National Monument on Sunday, September 27, 2015, under the fall harvest moon and final lunar eclipse for 2015.The performance will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the event is fee-free.
A resident of Camp Verde, Mr. Seavey has recorded three studio CDs and is working on a fourth album;he will share some of his new compositions during the performance.Mr. Seavey is a volunteer for Western National Parks Association, the interpretive and educational association for Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle and 62 other parks and monuments in 11 western states.
A native of California, Mr. Seavey studied music in high school where he played the trumpet and other brass instruments. Mr. Seavey served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and returned home to begin a career in the auto business. Mr. Seavey then worked as a trail guide in Montana where he was introduced to the American Indian-style wooden flute. For the last 18 years, Mr. Seavey has worked with "High Spirits" owner Odell Borg to learn how to manufacture the instruments from solid wood, including aromatic cedar, walnut, birch and Spanish cedar.
During the event, Mr. Seavey will outline the history of wooden flutes in American Indian culture and discuss the symbolism of his musical compositions.Mr. Seavey's performance is supported by proceeds from the not-for-profit Western National Parks Association stores, which are located in the Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle Visitor Centers.
Available seating for the performance will be limited, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs.Reservations are not required to attend the event.Park gates will remain open for the special event.Moonrise is at approximately 6:15 p.m. and the total lunar eclipse, or "red moon" visible at about 7:47 p.m. The park will close immediately following the event.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 408 national parks and monuments and create close-to-home recreational and cultural opportunities.
Tuzigoot is located at 25 West Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale. For more information, please call 928-567-3322, extension 0 or visit www.nps.gov/moca and www.nps.gov/tuzi or follow us at www.facebook.com/montezumaNPS and www.facebook.com/tuzigootNPS.