An Astonishing Performance as a Holiday Gift to You!

The Four Directions – A Southwestern Journey and the CD Symphony Chaco

As we enter the Christmas/Holiday Season, we’re able to make this very special offer!

Until December 31st, with each order of “The Four Directions – A Southwestern Journey”, you will receive the CD, ‘Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit by Composer and Conductor Gary Gackstatter.

This offer is made possible through my friendship with and the generosity of composer/musician/artist Gary Gackstatter. Gary composed Symphony Chaco as a result of a sabbatical he made to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in remote northwestern New Mexico.

An excerpt from a performance of the symphony at Touhill Center in St. Louis in 2018.

There are a number of images of the Anasazi ruins at Chaco in the book as well. Add to your enjoyment of the book while listening to Symphony Chaco!

Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon
R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier Native American flute player

Carlos Nakai, who performs on the Symphony Chaco CD has been nominated for ten Grammys. Nakai has received two gold records for his albums Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit, which are the first (and only) Native American recordings to earn this recognition.

St. Louis Community College at Meramec Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Concert Choir with Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai are performing Gary Gackstatter’s Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 30, 2020 for one night only.

“1000 years ago, many human beings came together in Chaco Canyon to create something lasting and beautiful. May we come together as well in that same Spirit.” –Gary Gackstatter.