New on SymphonyNOW: Boise Philharmonic honors Shoshone-Bannock tribes

Posted on: November 16, 2012

A great way to commemorate a place might be to honor its oldest residents. This Friday, November 16, the Boise Philharmonic premieres Jim Cockey’s Sacred Land—A Tribute to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, commissioned by the orchestra for its home city’s sesquicentennial. Music Director Robert Franz, who leads the combined forces of the Boise Philharmonic, Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, and Ballet Idaho in the four-movement piece, talks with Symphony’s Jennifer Melick about the project, a re-telling of the Shoshone-Bannock story from early to modern times.

Also this week, two New York Pops musicians talk about stepping into the role of soloist for a recent concert at Carnegie Hall, while Christopher Walken steps into a new role himself as a cellist in “A Late Quartet.”

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Posted November 16, 2012