Native Lands Project: Potlatch Symphony

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 through creating new art together. This joint composition between the Seattle Symphony and Native artists was curated by local composer Janice Giteck and premiered in September 2013 and was performed again on March 14, 2015, at the East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue.

Potlatch Symphony
Potlatch Symphony
Potlatch Symphony
Potlatch Symphony
Potlatch Symphony

Participants included Native violinist Swil Kanim and Native flutist Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, Native youth, students from Cornish College of the Arts and musicians of the Seattle Symphony.

Special thanks to the kwax-wad-ad-achi Cultural Family, the Puyallup Tribe, the Shooting Stars Performance Ensemble and the East Shore Unitarian Church.

All photos by Robert Wade.

Posted on March 17, 2015

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