Northern attitude

Foundation Orchestra welcomes spring with the fund-raising “Northern Lights Concert.” The orchestra will present a multicultural program featuring Native American flute player Chief Red Hawk and the Sierra Nevada Balalaika Society. Olympic Games fans may remember Chief Red Hawk’s performance during TV coverage of the opening reception at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games. He is the former chief of the Bird-Band for the American Cherokee Confederacy of Utah and former tribal council member of the American Cherokee of Georgia, serving as their tribal medicine man and spiritual leader. He’s also a recording artist, a master storyteller and a nationally recognized motivational speaker on the topics of cultural diversity and social change. He will premiere his “Native Serenade” composition and perform Cherokee and Navajo selections arranged for full orchestra. The Sierra Nevada Balalaika Society will also play music from Eastern Europe and Russia. Proceeds from the concert go to the orchestra’s programs. The show begins 7 p.m. April 12 at the Eldorado Showroom, 345 N. Virginia St. Tickets range from $27 to $65 with discounts for ages 5-17, students and members of Native American tribes. Call 786-5700 for tickets or visit for details.—Kelley Lang