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MoonStrike: Tellings of American Indian Legends

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
String Quartet with Narrator

Geneva Wohlleben, narrator
Lilit Hartunian, violin
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, violin
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Program (about 30 minutes)

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate:
MoonStrike: Tellings of American Indian Legends for narrator and string quartet

MoonStrike is a work composed for the Houston, TX-based Apollo Chamber Players, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and features American Indian stories with a live narrator. American Indian legends are very colorful and have a tendency to take twists and turns within the narrative. Regarding the Moon, it is very consistent that the traditional tales involve trickster characters and competitions for ownership of this precious object. MoonStrike involves three diverse American Indian legends, includes traditional songs and is bookended with an arrangement of a Calusa Corn Dance. For Southeast Indians, the Green Corn Dance took place during the annual, fall Harvest Moon.

Free and open to the public