OakSym Essentials: Notes from Native America (free preview concert)

Event Details:

Location: Intertribal Friendship House

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm


This month we are presenting music, dance, and food of Native American culture. The audience will have the opportunity to explore music in an engaging new way, directly interacting with the musicians.

The evening will feature a presentation and performance by Emmy award-winning composer John Wineglass, highlighting movements to set the mood for the tone poem: the “Mystery of the Night Sun.” Featuring native vocalist Emiliano Campobello, storytelling by Vincent Medina and native drumming and dance performance by All Nations Drum.

The free performance will take place at the Intertribal Friendship House. Wahpepah’s Kitchen (as seen on Chopped) will be serving delicious Native American cuisine during the reception.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM for pre-show refreshments. The performance will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a fireside chat with Maestro Michael Morgan and the performers.

Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP to secure a spot.

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Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

John Christopher Wineglass


Emiliano Campobello

native flute

Vincent Medina


Thank You to our Partners

Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) – located in Oakland, CA was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. It was founded by the American Friends Service Committee to serve the needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally created as a community center, IFH expanded into social services when staff became concerned about the lack of resources for American Indian people as they faced the challenges of relocation from reservations to urban communities such as Oakland due to the displacement from their native lands.

Wahpepah’s Kitchen – The first Native American woman-owned catering business in California. Proudly serving authentic Native cuisine based on the Kickapoo heritage. Cooking Native food such as bison, squash, and corn with recipes passed on for 100’s of years. I am a member of the Kickapoo tribe (Oklahoma) and grew up in Oakland, in the urban Native American community.

General Admission FREE