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Artosphere at BGO

Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion, and dozens of local musicians, will bring a beautiful and powerful FREE musical performance to the garden on May 19 at 6:00 pm. Bring your walking shoes so you can enjoy 90+ musicians scattered throughout the Garden!

The Chicago-based group is returning to Northwest Arkansas to host an outdoor community performance as part of the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere: Art & Nature Festival.

Third Coast, along with Northwest Arkansas musicians, will perform Inuksuit, composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, who was inspired by the large stone structures in the Arctic that the Inuit people used for navigation. Adams composed rhythmic layers within his work to represent the structures.

The piece is meant to be performed by percussionists widely dispersed in an outdoor area. The New York Times calls Inuksuit “the ultimate environmental piece,” making it a fitting community performance for Artosphere.

Picnics are welcome, please leave pets at home.