Originally Published: September 14, 2011 10:31 a.m.
The Colly Soleri Music Center will present Fushicho Daiko Drummers during its 30th annual Colly Concert on Saturday.
This concert honors the memory of Cosanti Foundation Co-Founder Colly Woods Soleri, who with Paolo Soleri in 1965 launched the Cosanti Foundation. The non-profit educational institution's major project has been the building of Arcosanti as an alternative urban prototype.
Colly also was an avid supporter of art and cultural events during her lifetime and the tradition has continued through the Colly Soleri Music Center's Concert Season. The intent is to bring excellent music to the high desert.
Since 1992, the diverse and unique talents of Fushicho Daiko have explored bold and creative concepts and presented them to enthusiastic audiences of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
The powerful, fascinating rhythms are only part of the experience. Through storytelling, humor and an excitingly unique blend of music, theater, and dance, Fushicho Daiko treats its audiences to a totally exhilarating cultural experience.
After the Fushicho Daiko stage performance, the audience will move to the south side of the music center to view an original Arcosanti Pictograph performance.
The light show features Arcosanti residents as the performers and is projected on to the opposite side of the mesa.
Guests should arrive by 5 p.m. for a complimentary tour of Arcosanti. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. in the Arcosanti Cafe, where they will be serving some of Colly Soleri's favorite dinner items.
Tickets are $40 for the performance and dinner or $20 for the performance only ($10) students.
Dinner reservations are required. Call 928-632-7135 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the website at www.arcosanti.org for tickets and more information.
For more information about the performers visit http://taikoaz.com/.
Dinner reservations must be made before Thursday, Sept. 15.
Arcosanti is located at exit 262 off I-17 and SR 69 at Cordes Junction.
Take the Cordes Junction/Prescott turnoff and follow the signs for Arcosanti.