Pianist/vocalist Eve Kodiak and Native American-style flute player John Willard will perform a concert of guided meditation, improvisation, story, chant and silence on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington St., Keene.
At age 15, Willard traveled by canoe along ancient trade routes in northern Quebec with the Cree people. He first learned to play the Native American-style flute in the wilderness and has studied and performed with Grammy winning traditional artists.
Kodiak is a professional musician, teacher, composer and recording artist who has worked for decades. In her performances she seeks to engage the audience into a co-creative relationship, involving conversation, chant, and guided improvisation.
Kodiak and Willard met in a church in Fredonia, N.Y. Kodiak was on stage when the music director asked for audience members to join in, and Willard picked Kodiak as his improvising partner.
Doors open for general seating at 3:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to make a free will donation in any amount to support Keene Unitarian Universalist Church’s work in the community.
Refreshments will be served in the parish hall after the performance, with an opportunity to speak with the performers, and CDs will be for sale.