STLCC Music Program to Perform Professor-Composed Symphony at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"Symphony Chaco" performanceStudent musicians representing St. Louis Community College-Meramec and other institutions will perform at New York City’s renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The performance is slated for 8 p.m. Monday, March 30. 

Students in the College’s symphonic band, orchestra and concert choir, as well as students from Mehlville and Oakville high school orchestras, will join Grammy-nominated Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai for a performance of “Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit.” 

The symphony was composed by Gary Gackstatter, assistant professor of music at Meramec.  “Symphony Chaco” is a multi-media performance, combining music with animated photography and narration. It includes many works by STLCC art and graphic design students. 

Inspired by Gackstatter’s sabbatical to Chaco Canyon in the wilds of New Mexico, “Symphony Chaco” draws from the spirit of Chaco culture and the fascinating history of Native Americans.


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