San Francisco Symphony’s next streamed video episode, curated by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Posted on: April 1, 2021

The next installment of the San Francisco Symphony’s “Currents” video series, curated by composer and pianist Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, will be released on April 1 via SFSymphony+, the orchestra’s streaming channel. The episode, “Thunder Song,” explores the intersection of American Indian and classical musical cultures. The episode features Tate’s own compositions Talowa’ Hiloha and Chokfi’; an arrangement by Tate and Elder Thomas Leon Brown (aka Machuchuk) of the Traditional Pomo Shake Head Song Hoy-Ya-A; Rochelle Chester’s Moon’s Lullaby; and selections from Louis W. Ballard’s Katcina Dances. Tate is a classical composer and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma; recent commissions include Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera for Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra; Ghost of the White Deer, Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra for Dallas Symphony Orchestra; and his Chickasaw oratorio, Misha’ Sipokni’ (The Old Ground), for Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. The San Francisco Symphony’s “Currents” five-episode video series, launched in July 2020, explores the intersections of classical music with varied musical cultures and features performances by guest curators alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony. For more information, visit