The Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival, set June 1-3, will showcase performances and workshops from many top musicians from all over the country.
Set at the historic McSwain Theatre, Ada, Okla., the Festival will include a daily concert from top American Indian composers and classical music performers and feature workshops taught by the performers.
With a mission to celebrate Native American composers and performers, the Festival will feature a Master class with SŌ Percussion from 1-4 p.m. Friday, June 1. A pre-concert lecture by award-winning Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate is set for 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. SŌ Percussion.
Gabriel Ayala is scheduled to lead the Master class from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 2. A renowned Yaqui guitarist from Arizona, Mr. Ayala will conduct a concert at 7 p.m. at the McSwain Theatre.
Students will learn from renowned professionals and recording artists. Master classes serve to critique and encourage student participants in a performance setting and are open to the public in the McSwain Theatre for those who wish to observe. This year's master class registration is open through May 21, 2012.
Receptions are scheduled at the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities Gallery following both Friday and Saturday night concerts.
A pre-concert lecture by Mr. Tate will be offered at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 3. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a 3 p.m. concert by Voices of Change. Based in Dallas, Voices of Change, is a contemporary music powerhouse ensemble.
Receptions are scheduled following each performance at the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities Gallery, located North of the McSwain Theatre.
The McSwain Theatre is located at 130 West Main in Ada, Okla.