Join us for a special concert with acclaimed Diné pianist and composer Connor Chee, featuring piano pieces written about elements of Navajo life, land, and culture, including weaving. It will be followed by a conversation with Shaped by the Loom exhibition curator Hadley Jensen.
Diné (Navajo) pianist and composer Connor Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage. Chee made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 12 after winning a gold medal in the World Piano Competition. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Chee’s compositions are inspired by traditional Navajo chants and elements of Diné culture.


This program was organized in conjunction with the spring 2023 exhibition Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest.

Support for the exhibition is generously provided by Art Bridges

Additional support provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and other donors to Bard Graduate Center

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to American Museum of Natural History.

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