The Oracle Piano Society (TOPS) Concert planned for October

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TOPS is proud to sponsor a classical music concert to be performed by Dr. James DeMars, R. Carlos Nakai and Dr. Stephen Cook. DeMars, TOPS Artistic Advisory Committee member, will be performing his duo-piano sonata, “A Diary of the Seasons,” with former student Cook, the Artistic Director for TOPS. Nakai, renowned Native American flutist from Tucson, will be performing as a welcomed guest of TOPS.

DeMars has written numerous post-modern works for orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles that frequently explore intercultural collaborations. As an international performer, he was honored in April 2010 with the Arizona Governor’s Award as “Artist of the Year” and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Through Cook’s dynamic approach to concertizing, he has thrilled audiences with his synergistic displays of music, art and poetry. Cook studied with luminary pianists Prof. Eteri Andjaparidze of NYU and Prof. Robert Hamilton of ASU, both TOPS Advisory Committee members. Andjaparidze will be performing at Desert View in 2015.

Nakai has earned two gold records for “Canyon Trilogy” and “Earth Spirit,” and received nine Grammy nominations. While well-grounded in the traditional uses of the flute, Nakai has also explored new musical settings, including new-age, world beat jazz and classical. He is a Native American of Navajo and Ute heritage born in Flagstaff and is now residing in Tucson. 

Presented at DesertView Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. 

   You may purchase tickets at the SaddleBrooke HOA 2 Administration Office by calling 520-825-2818 or go online at  

Tickets are only $25 inclusive or $30 at the door. Limited Supporter tickets for $75 are available including prime seats and an after-performance cheese and wine reception with the three artists. Supporter tickets can only be obtained by calling the administration office or Darby at 520-879-4159, and is a great way to support TOPS efforts at sponsoring music programs for Oracle children who currently have no music program in their public school.

TOPS is a tax exempt 502(c)(3) organization and information may be viewed at the web site: or at the Facebook page

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