Artistic Programming with a Focus on Social Issues and Community Dialogue

  • Seattle Symphony, to further expand the NativeLands Community Composition Project. The NativeLands Project will include a performance of the Potlatch Symphony, a co-created composition for Seattle Symphony Orchestra musicians and members of Native American communities, and a five-week classroom residency series led by a Native teaching artist. The project will provide artistic and cultural engagement for approximately 600 people, including multi-generational populations from several Native American nations participating in creative work, learning, and observing as audience members. Seattle Symphony will conduct trainings designed for project personnel, other Symphony staff, musicians, and Board members. Ongoing professional development provided to project personnel includes social justice symposia, off-site training sessions, and symphony-led training sessions for teaching artists and project staff.