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Evoking Folklore

sat29apr7:30 pmsat9:00 pmEvoking Folklore

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Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate – Chofki

Manuel de Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Angela Cheng, piano

Aaron Copland – Symphony No. 3
In memory of Sara Sharp

Part of SoNA’s mission is to uncover music that has been historically and unjustifiably ignored by the classical music world. SoNA is excited to present a pulse-raising performance of Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Chokfi (Rabbit), which is a musical sketch of the Trickster character in Southeastern Indian folklore, scored for strings and percussion. Solo pianist Angela Cheng joins us for Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain: a steamy, sultry, summery excursion into three different Spanish scenes, each popping with character, romance, and intrigue. Rounding out this eclectic program is Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, justifiably referred to by those in the know as the American symphony. Written at the end of World War II, its soaring melodies and jaunty rhythms pay homage to all the millions of anonymous men and women who contributed to the war effort – and he fittingly begins the final movement with another of his most famous works, Fanfare for the Common Man. Each of these works is a captivating storytelling of folklore: from traditional Spanish stories, to Chickasaw Nation tales, to classic Americana evocations. 

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(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Walton Arts Center

495 W Dickson St