The Native Lands Project started with the desire to build cultural understanding and respect through music between the Seattle Symphony and tribal nations in the Puget Sound region. This jointly created composition between the Seattle Symphony and Native artists was premiered in September 2013 and will be performed again on March 14, 2015 at the East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue.
Participants will include Native artists Swil Kanim and Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, Native youth, students from Cornish College of the Arts and musicians of the Seattle Symphony.
Everyone is invited to participate in song and dance led by Native artists. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own drums to the performance for this group jam session.
Special thanks to the kwax-wad-ad-achi Cultural Family, Kate Elliott and the East Shore Unitarian Church.
Janice Giteck: Potlatch Symphony
David Alexander Rahbee, conductor
Swil Kanim, native violin
Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, native flute
Paul Taub, flute
Angelique Poteat, clarinet
Native dances and storytelling
Group jam session – drums are encouraged!
Tickets: Free. No RSVP required, all are welcome.
Location: East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, 98005
Directions: East Shore is located in the Factoria area of Bellevue, just off Richards Road near I-90. Once you are on SE 32nd St, the church is at the top of the hill. Please note parking in the church lot is limited. Street parking is permitted.
The Seattle Symphony gratefully acknowledges the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the League of American Orchestras for their generous support of the Native Lands Community Composition Project.
This concert is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs, which are supported by 4Culture, The Boeing Company, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Fales Foundation Trust, Elizabeth McGraw Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Peach Foundation, Peg and Rick Young Foundation, Schiff Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Snoqualmie Tribe, Ten Grands Seattle, U.S. Bank Foundation and Wyman Youth Trust.