Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7;30 pm / National Cathedral (The Great Nave)
Musicians from the Lakota Music Project (South Dakota)
Cathedra conducted by Michael McCarthy
Bryan Akipa, Dakota flute
Emmanuel Black Bear, singer
William Sharp, baritone
Netanel Draiblate, violin
Emanuele Arciuli, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Introductory remarks by Representative Deb Haaland (New Mexico)
Native American music and dance
Antonin Dvorák: Larghetto from Violin Sonatina
Ferruccio Busoni: Indian Notebook No. 2 for solo piano
Arthur Farwell: 16-part a cappella choral pieces, songs, piano works
Curt Cacioppo: North American Indigenous Songs for chorus (DC premiere)
Jerod Tate: Shakamaxon for string orchestra (DC premiere)
Jerod Tate: “Resolution” from Standing Bear (DC premiere)
PINE RIDGE: THEN AND NOW
Saturday Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm
The Center for Contemporary Political Art
916 G Street NW
Featuring eminent Native American performers Bryan Akipa and Emmanuel Black Bear, Lakota elder Chris EagleHawk, and other participants in the Lakota Music Project.
Join us for concert/conversation exploring Native America yesterday and today, with guests from the South Dakota Symphony, and from the Pine Ridge and Sisseton reservations.
Larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, Pine Ridge was the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 – the last major engagement between US forces and Native Americans. It memorializes the past and encapsulates the complexity of Native America today.