David Key, adjunct music instructor and local composer, will perform the premier of his composition, “Native Suite” with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra. The concert is free, donations appreciated, and will take place Sunday, March 3, at 2 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of 16th Street and Market.
“Native Suite” is in four short movements for Native American flute, frame drum (one of the movements), and orchestra. The piece was inspired by Key’s own work with the solo instruments, along with his connection to Native American spiritual practices. The Tallis Chamber Orchestra has performed another of his works, “The Artist’s Prayer.” This will be Key’s first time performing with the orchestra.