Sedona AZ (March 13, 2012) – Freenotes Harmony Park, the world leader in outdoor music instruments, brings harmony to the city of Sedona, Arizona with the donation of an ensemble of percussion instruments. The installations will be completed in March at the Sedona Visitor’s Center and at the Bus Shelter on Main Street in Uptown Sedona.
Grammy award winner, Richard Cooke, founded Harmony Park by Freenotes as a way to share his passion of music with all. Regardless of your artistic abilities, Freenotes’s designs offer a way for anyone to blend musical notes into a beautiful melody. Eleven instruments including xylophones, chimes and marimbas are perfectly tuned to create distinct pure tones.
At the Sedona Visitors Center, you’ll find Freenotes’s Contrabass Chimes, Saturn’s Chimes, and Manta Ray. The Uptown Bus Shelter will be a new home for The Swirl, Pegasus, Imbarimba, and Sunset on the Yantzee.
“I was delighted that the City of Sedona invited Freenotes Harmony Park to place our instruments on Main Street,” said Cooke. “We salute Sedona’s appreciation for the arts. Our Freenotes indoor instruments have been sold in Sedona for 20 years, and we are excited to celebrate our relationship with the community.”
To launch this event, Cooke will present a Freenotes Sound Sculpture Concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts on Friday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm. Other local musicians will also perform. The Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. 5th Street (5th & Main St., Old Town Cottonwood). Tickets can be purchased in Cottonwood at Jerona Java Café and Desert Dancer, in Sedona at Crystal Magic and Golden Word Bookstore, or online at showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To learn more, please visit http://www.oldtowncenter.org/
About Freenotes Harmony Park:
In the heart of Durango, Colorado, and by the expertise of Grammy award winner, Richard Cooke, Freenotes Harmony Park creates a new kind of music through an ensemble of percussion instruments. Since introducing the first designs in 1996, Freenotes has become the world leader in outdoor musical instruments. A line up of eleven instruments, including xylophones, chimes and marimbas, allow even the most novice player to send beautiful notes into the world. Through music, stronger communities are built. These interactive art sculptures are located in parks, river trails, botanical gardens, schools and healing centers. To learn more, find them on Facebook or go to their website at http://freenotesharmonypark.com/.