A "Musical Smoothie" Hits Creve Coeur Park in July
Mark Holland and Autumn's Child will perform in the city's summer concert series on July 20.
The City of Maryland Heights’ summer concert series kicked-off this past weekend with Keltic Reign, but the festivities don’t end there. Mark Holland and Autumn’s Child will perform for the series in late July.
Holland started Autumn’s Child around 1995 to showcase the versatility of the Native American flute. Musicians playing the guitar, cello, bass and percussion complete the band—but personnel playing those instruments have changed throughout the years.
The flute has interested Holland since he studied at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He earned a bachelor’s of arts in music from the local college, specifically studying the flute.
Autumn’s Child has performed in Maryland Heights before, at the city’s annual Celebrate the World festival. The band performs a lot of original songs, but also plays Van Morrison covers and even has a Rolling Stones medley up their sleeve.
Holland said he hopes the music he writes is accessible to all ages and walks of life. He incorporates jazz, classical, world and folk styles into the music.
“It’s kind of a musical smoothie,” Holland said.
Live shows aren't the only places you can hear Autumn's Child. Holland said the group will release its latest CD, "Instruments of Peace," on June 16.
Autumn’s Child will perform in the city’s concert series at Creve Coeur Park on July 20 at 7 p.m. Organizers will hold the show at the park’s Tremayne Shelter.