Michael Morgan and Native Americans
Join us for an exploration of music of, by and for Native America. Chicksaw composer Jerod Impchchaachaaha' Tate's work from Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light) is narrated by special guest Vincent Medina featuring members of the Oakland Symphony Chorus. Su Nu Nu Shinal dancers from Kashia Stewarts Point Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians perform Feather Dances. John Wineglass brings his Big Sur: The Night Sun to the Bay Area, along with a 7 ft tall redwood tree drum. Guest soloists include Marcie Chapa, world percussionist; Emiliano Campobello, native flute; Jayson Fann, world percussionist; and Kanyon Sayers-Rood, Native American singer from the Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash Tribes.
Shostakovich's vivid Symphony No. 9 opens the night.