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Communique: Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here) | NC Symphony Premieres Work With Cherokee Singers

Smoky Mountains Photo Courtesy of Richard Weisser and SmokyPhotos.com

Composer William Brittelle will be in Wilmington Sunday, October 14 for the premiere of https://youtu.be/Myg9PjoPMnM" target="_blank">Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here).  The North Carolina Symphony and the Cherokee Chamber Singers will perform this new work at the Wilson Center at 7:30pm. 

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Composer William Brittelle

Brittelle grew up in Newton, North Carolina, and he has always felt familiar with the mountains in the western part of the state. But over the past three years, he says he experienced that land and the people on it in an entirely new way. Brittelle composed this new work in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at the Qualla Boundary near Cherokee. The text of the piece was generated with the input of students at Cherokee High School.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

Listen above, and check back here to find our extended conversation with William Brittelle.