Autumn’s Child 20th Anniversary Performance at The Sheldon Oct. 27, 2015

Autumn's Child – Mark Holland

“A soul’s journey filled with wonder and grace and an abundance of groove.” This description of Mark Holland given by didgeridoo master, Ash Dargan, sums up Holland’s 20 year journey with the Native American Flute.

A celebration of 20 years of the music of Autumn’s Child will take place October 27 at The Sheldon Concert Hall at 7:30pm with a CD release party and concert with Mark Holland & Autumn’s Child. The new CD, Anything’s Possible is the 21st album released by Holland on his Cedar n Sage Music label, not including Autumn’s Child 1997 debut, A New Awakening and Planting The Seed, recorded on the Gemini Sun label. His most recent cd, Flute Flight, a collaboration with Sherry Finzer is currently #11 on the ZMR New Age charts.

Holland began playing the Native American Flute in late 1994 and started Autumn’s Child on the second Sunday in October in 1995. Often described as “Global Chamber Music”, Autumn’s Child lends a contemporary flourish to their kaleidoscope of multicultural influences. Boasting melodic infusions of folk, jazz, Eastern and classical stylings, Holland’s ensemble creates eclectic soundscapes of vivid complexity. One of the most innovative and multifaceted bands on the world music stage, their success and unique beauty are owed to the masterful artistry of the people involved.

The inspiration for the band’s title came to Holland from Captain Beefheart’s song of the same name, as well as Holland’s personal connection to the autumn as his most creative season; the colors and texture of late October reminiscent of the colors and texture in his music.

Musicians that will be joining Holland at The Sheldon Concert Hall on October 27 include Cory Edwards – piano, Billy Engle – guitar, R. Scott Bryan – percussion, Ranya Iqbal – cello, Zeb Briskovich – bass and Pati Pellerito – Tibetan singing bowls and Planetary gongs. There will also be a special guest artist, painter, Vesna Delevska who will be creating a new work on stage which will be available for sale that night.

Mark Holland is an award winning artist, considered by many authorities on the flute to be among the top native flutists recording and performing today. He is known for his soulful, playing from the heart. He has always showcased the versatility of the Native American flute in projects such as Autumn’s Child which blend uptempo, jazzy flights of fancy with more lyrical, ethereal pieces to the impressionistic works with pianist, Cory Edwards. Contrast this with his work with world percussionist, N. Scott Robinson and most recently his work with Pati Pellerito (singing bowls and gongs) utilizing the flute in a more meditational playing style.

Denmark Laine 9/3/15

The Sheldon Concert Hall is located at 3648 Washington Blvd. (314)-533-9900.
Performance time 7:30pm. Admission: $15 at the door.
For more information please visit www.autumnschild.com.