Thunder Song

Thunder Song

Explore the intersection between classical music and American Indian musical cultures.

Composer, pianist, and curator Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and SF Symphony musicians come together to celebrate the timeless art of American Indian storytelling and music. CURRENTS: Thunder Song honors the beautiful, brilliant, and resilient spirit of American Indian cultures through the powerful and unifying force of music.

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, curator

JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA' TATE: ‘Talowa' Hiloha’  
Edward Stephan, timpani

ROCHELLE CHESTER: ‘Moon's Lullaby’  
Yun Chu · David Chernyavsky, violins
Wayne Roden, viola
Carolyn McIntosh, cello
Illustrations by Legend Berry

TRADITIONAL POMO (arr. Elder Thomas Leon Brown aka Machuchuk and Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate):
‘Hoy-Ya-A’ (Shake Head Coming Out Song)
Elder Thomas Leon Brown aka Machuchuk, vocalist and clapper stick
Elder Ron Montez, traditional Pomo drum
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, piano

LOUIS W. BALLARD: from ‘Katcina Dances’  
Momo (Bees)
Monwu (Owl)
Tumas, Tunwup (Crow-Mother & Sons)
Anne Pinsker, cello
Marc Shapiro, piano

JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA' TATE: ‘Chokfi'’
Yun Chu · Catherine Van Hoesen · Helen Kim · Chen Zhao · David Chernyavsky, violins
Jonathan Vinocour · Matthew Young, violas
David Goldblatt · Jill Rachuy Brindel, cellos
S. Mark Wright, double bass
Jacob Nissly · James Lee Wyatt III, percussion

Jennifer N. Brown, director

Kara Lancaster, editor

Luke Kritzeck, lighting/set designer

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Thunder Song
  • Thunder Song

    Explore the intersection between classical music and American Indian musical cultures.

    Composer, pianist, and curator Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and SF Symphony musicians come together to celebrate the timeless art of American Indian storytelling and music. CURRENTS: Thunder Song honors the b...

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