Date & Time
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual event; admission is free. Register here.
Hawk Henries, Eastern Woodlands flutes
The March installment of the NYFC's "I Just Wanna Play!" Series
Estimated duration: 45 minutes
Sharing music, stories, and humor that remind us of the gifts Life has to offer
Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodlands flutes (using hand tools) for more than 30 years. A video prepared for the event will be presented, tentatively followed by an interactive Q&A with the attendees.
Hawk will play a variety of different flutes and share his experiences and perspectives about Life, in hopes of acknowledging and honoring the sacredness in each person and all cultures. He strives to create a calming yet engaging and contemplative space while maintaining a note of humor. His music is a reflection of thinking that we each have the capacity to make a change in the world.
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Hawk Henries has had the honor giving presentations at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Harvard Medical School, and in the UK with the London Mozart Players. Hawk’s flutes can be found in venues around the world and in several museums. His three original CDs are First Flight, Keeping the Fire, and Voices. He is also featured on the compilation CD Tribal Winds. His music has been used in a variety of films and documentaries, some of which won or were nominated for Emmy awards.
To learn more about Hawk, visit his website (www.hawkhenries.com) or Facebook page (facebook.com/hawkhenriesflutes). Spoiler alert: Check out Hawk's Facebook page for some nice photos of Hawk with Yo-Yo Ma at the premiere of Anna Clyne’s In the Gale for cello and birdsong (outdoors at Acadia National Park, summer solstice 2021).