On November 16 the Boise Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Jim Cockey’s Sacred Land—A Tribute to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, commissioned to mark the Boise 150 Sesquicentennial. For the world premiere at Swayne Auditorium at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Music Director Robert Franz will lead the combined forces of the Philharmonic, Philharmonic Master Chorale, and Ballet Idaho in the four-movement piece, which is a re-telling of the Shoshone-Bannock story from early to modern times. The orchestra has offered 200 tickets to tribe members at a second performance on November 17 at the Morrison Center on the campus of Boise State University; on the same date at there will also be a morning lecture at the Boise Art Museum about the collaboration between Cockey and the Shoshone-Bannock tribe leading up to the world premiere. Featured at the lecture will be Franz, Cockey, Idaho Ballet Master Alex Ossadnik, and tribal elders.

Posted November 15, 2012