Arts Council presents Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio

The Churchill Arts Council presents Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio for a Saturday performance.

The Churchill Arts Council presents Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio for a Saturday performance.
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Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio, featuring François Moutin on bass and Rudy Royston on drums, is a tribute to the heroes of the alto saxophonist.

Del Castillo makes its Fallon debut Saturday with an 7 p.m. show in the Barkley Theater.

The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m., with the performance beginning one hour later.

Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Youth and students (with valid student ID) $10. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440.

Honoring legendary saxophone players who excelled in the trio format, such as Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman, Mahanthappa also interprets works by Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, moving the focus away from his own compositions to pay tribute to his greatest influences.

All of the material is presented in Mahanthappa’s characteristically original arrangements and approached with the greatest degree of freedom and spontaneity in trio format.

Over the course of an illustrious 25 year career Rudresh Mahanthappa’s music making has constantly pushed at the artistic boundaries to encompass such diverse influences as classic bebop, the flash and fury of electric fusion, and the complexities of Carnatic music, while always maintaining a clear sense of his own fiercely intelligent, uncompromising musical personality.

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The Robertson Serpa Collection featuring works from many artists concludes Feb. 25.

Artists include the following:  Joan Arrizabalaga, Rudy Autio, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Richard Bosman, Robert Brady, Pam Butler, Evan Dent, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Jack Fulton, Dayna Galletti, Tom Gilbertson, Keith Goodhart, Michael Greenspan, Larry G. Hurst, Jerry Iverson, Richard Jackson, Gesine Janzen, Christine Pinney Karkow, Michelle Lassaline, Rick Magistrali, Julia Schwadron Marianelli, Edw Martinez, Catherine Schmid Maybach, Bob Morrison, Gordon McConnell, Walter McNamara, Michelle Osman, Elaine Parks, James Pink, Austin Pratt, Fred Reid, Sharon Rosse, Robert Royhl, Michael Sarich, Catherine Schmid-Maybach, Tawni Shuler, Nick van Woert, Theodore Waddell, D. R. Wagner and Mary Warner.

U.S. Navy Concert Band

The Northern Nevada community may enjoy a night with the U.S. Navy Concert Band next month.

The band performs in Reno on March 15 during its 2023 national tour.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno Nightingale Concert Hall, 1335 N. Virginia St.

Performances are free, but some concerts may require advanced ticket reservations. The latest ticket information is at

The U.S. Navy Concert Band is the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy and one of 11 Navy bands around the world. It has performed public concerts and participated in high-profile events for 98 years. The band performs marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire, it said in a statement.

“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, U.S. Navy Band commanding officer. “Today, we have sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home.”


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