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Oro Valley Parks & Recreation
10555 N. La Cañada Dr., Oro Valley, Arizona 85737
A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been recognized by the former State of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, now Director of Homeland Security, for his musical achievements. Ayala has released three self-distributed albums: “Self Titled” in 2003, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in 2007 and “Tango!” in 2008. He has also been a featured artist on several other CD releases.
The Oro Valley Community Center Concert Series invites local acclaimed musicians to perform in Oro Valley throughout the year. Come down to the Community Center for a night of free live music. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Overlook Restaurant.