MUSIC HEALS CONCERT BY SPOKANE SYMPHONY & SPOKANE TRIBE OF INDIANS IS MAY 18Tuesday May 15, 2018 • Press Release
by Alison Highberger, PR Manager
May 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Spokane Tribal Pow-Wow Grounds,
Antoine Andrews Memorial Hall, Wellpinit, WA
SPOKANE—May 15, 2018…The annual Music Heals: “Essence of Who We Are” concert is a co-production of the Spokane Symphony and the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The Spokane Symphony works with the Spokane Tribal Elders to bring music education and traditional Native American musical arts and storytelling to the public schools in the Wellpinit School District, located on tribal lands. This collaboration meets the educational, cultural, and artistic needs of students from kindergarten through high school.
The two-hour “Music Heals” concert starts at 6:00 p.m. and features theatre by Wellpinit students, Salish songs, drumming and dance. The Spokane Symphony will perform selections from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and more:
- Amilcare Ponchielli – "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
- Traditional/Arr. Hans Peter Preu – “Frere Jacques”
- Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
- Richard Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries
- Leonard Bernstein/Arr. Maurice Peress – “Mambo” from West Side Story
A Spokane Tribal Elder said, “We won’t heal until we all remember to sing, drum and dance.”
The Spokane Symphony’s Assistant Conductor, Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, leads the orchestra for this free event that’s open to the public. The Antoine Andrews Memorial Hall on the Spokane Tribal Pow-Wow Grounds in Wellpinit, WA is at the intersection of Ford-Wellpinit Road and Sherwood Loop Road, one mile east of Wellpinit town center.
The Spokane Symphony musicians work in partnership with the schools and students, enhancing their music education program and encouraging students to participate in life-changing music study. According to the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), schools successfully serve Native students when the parents, families, tribes, and the local communities are actively involved and engaged in the schools’ programs and activities.
For more information, please contact Janet Napoles, Manager of Education Programs at the Spokane Symphony, (509) 464-7062, or Alison Highberger, Public Relations Manager, at (509) 842-2943.