About the Residency

Flute player and flute maker Hawk Henries is our artist in residence from November 14 through November 18, celebrating Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. Hawk will be visiting schools, preschools, nursing homes, shelters and other sites throughout the region throughout the week, and will also offer three family concerts, in Colebrook, Franconia and Jackson (please see details below). Tickets for all concerts are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families. Reduced rates of $8 for adults, $4 for children, $18 for families are available for advance tickets purchased online. Arts Alliance members receive additional discounts. We invite you to buy your tickets now.

All are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. If the ticket price is a hardship, please come and pay what you can, or enjoy the concert as our guest. All sites are wheelchair accessible; if you need additional accommodations, please let us know.

This residency is presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and supported in part by the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. We are also grateful for operating support from the Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. Our thanks also to our host sites and community partners and supporters, including lodging support from Waterville Valley Resort’s Town Square, The 1785 Inn, Town & Country Resort & Inn and the Errol Motel.


Upcoming Performances & Events

Hawk will perform family concerts at:

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15
The Tillotson Center
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook, NH
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17
Franconia Town Hall
421 Main St., Franconia, NH
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Please note: The Town Hall is right next door to the library in Franconia.
In Googlemaps, put in Franconia Town Offices.
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6:30 p.m. Friday, November 18
Whitney Community Center (next door to Jackson Grammar School)
Jackson, NH
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About the Artist

Maine artist Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaugunabungamaug Nipmuc Tribe who has been making flutes using only hand tools and fire, for over 25 years.  Hawk is deeply committed to music as a traditional art form and as a vehicle for building bridges of communication and mutual respect among people of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Hawk plays original and traditional compositions on a wide variety of Native flutes. He brings with him antique flutes, replicas and many flutes of his own creation, including a 12-inch flute that sounds like a bird, a 2-foot flute with a deep earthy bass sound, a double- chambered flute with a drone reminiscent of bagpipes, and a flute from the 1800s.

Hawk is fascinated by musical instruments and traditions from around the world, so you may also hear the didgeridoo and the Mbira! He uses these instruments as a vehicle for breaking down stereotypes of indigenous peoples, while at the same time sharing information about how many cultures use music to maintain tradition and pass down knowledge.

In keeping with the tradition he grew up with, Hawk interweaves music and stories in his programs, creating an engaging, calming space for listening and learning. Hawk shares his own experiences and perspective with the aim of acknowledging and honoring the importance of every individual and all cultures. He injects humor in his presentation and engages his audience through dialogue.

Hawk has presented at venues including The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and Harvard Medical School. His flutes are in museums around the world, and his CDs have been nominated for several Emmy awards.