The Cascade Quartet is one of two resident professional chamber ensembles within the Great Falls Symphony. They have inspired audiences with their depth of sound and insightful interpretations for over three decades.
The Cascade Quartet presents the Native Views, featuring Native American Voices. Three Native Views will be presented showcasing Raven Chacon, Kevin Volans, and Michael Foumai.
Raven Chacon, a Diné (Navajo) composer, created The Journey of the Horizontal People for the Kronos Quartet. You’ll want to get up and dance! Another Kronos-commissioned work invokes a similar impulse. According to South African composer Kevin Volans, “The title White Man Sleeps comes from a moment in nyanga panpipe music where the performers leave off playing their loud pipes … and dance only to the sound of their ankle rattles, to let the white landowner sleep – for a minute or two.” Michael Foumai’s Flare Up is a breathlessly energetic work inspired by Samoan fire knife dancing. It’s a five-minute musical inferno!
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April 17, 2020
The History Museum | 422 2nd Street South, Great Falls, Montana