Spirit Chief Names the Animal People

This October 9th concert was in celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day.


Featured Pieces:

1. "Spirit Chief Names the Animal People" by Jerod Tate

Experience the mesmerizing fusion of Native American and Western classical traditions as Jerod Tate's composition takes you on a spiritual journey through Native American mythology. The orchestra will paint vivid pictures of the moment when the Spirit Chief named the animal people, weaving the sounds of flutes, drums, and chants into a captivating tapestry of sound. Tate is an American Indian classical composer and pianist who expresses his native culture in symphonic music, ballet and opera. All of his compositions have been commissioned by major North American orchestras, ensembles and organizations and his works are performed throughout the world.  To learn more about this American composer, visit https://jerodtate.com/

2. "Academic Festival Overture" by Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms invites you to revel in the joy of learning and camaraderie with his lively and spirited "Academic Festival Overture." This playful composition incorporates popular student songs of its time, creating a jubilant and festive atmosphere that's sure to delight.

3. "Tragic Overture" by Johannes Brahms

From the heights of celebration to the depths of human emotion, Brahms' "Tragic Overture" explores themes of sorrow, conflict, and destiny. This dramatic piece is a powerful reflection on the complexities of life, offering moments of beauty and contemplation even amidst the turmoil.


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