WWU Symphony Orchestra: Revueltas, Tate, and Shostakovich


  • General admission: $15
  • WWU employees: $5
  • Students with ID: free - get a voucher ticket from the box office or online. Ticket is required for admission.

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

Join the WSO for its first performance of the 2023-24 season, featuring two contrasting works from 1937: the visceral Sensemayá by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, a stirring, defiant artifact of the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. In between, we present Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Spirit Chief Names the Animal People for orchestra and narrator. The work tells the traditional Okanogan story of Coyote’s ill-fated attempt to beat out Bear, Salmon, and Eagle for the best name.

Concert Program

  • Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
  • Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Spirit Chief Names the Animal People
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5