Native American Inspirations: Chapel Concert

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7:30pm

Join the South Dakota Symphony’s visionary Lakota Music Project for a rare opportunity to hear one of the highest achievements of the “Indianist” movement in music. “The Hako,” a 1923 string quartet by Arthur Farwell, is based on a Pawnee ceremony symbolizing peace and tranquility. The late David McAllester, a central scholar of Native American music, acclaimed this work for a “breadth and exaltation” that was profoundly inspired by “cosmic” indigenous music and ritual. Presented by the PostClassical Ensemble, the Cathedral’s Ensemble-in-Residence.

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  • Arthur Farwell: Haku String Quartet
  • Curt Cacioppo: Kinaalda String Quartet
  • Jeffrey Paul: Pentatonic Fantasy for Dakota flute and Chamber Orchestra
  • Jeffrey Paul: Desert Wind for Emmanuel Black Bear and Strings
  • Jerod Tate: Guide Me for Emmanuel Black Bear and Strings
  • Ted Wiprud: Amazing Grace for Emmanuel Black Bear and Chamber Orchestra


  • Bryan Akipa, Flute
  • Emmanuel Black Bear, singer/drummer
  • Musician from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestras “Lakota Music Project”
  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • October 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    • Bethlehem Chapel