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PHOTOS: Ho-Chunk and Planets at Concerts on the Square

Concertgoers packed the King Street side of the Wisconsin state Capitol Square for the fourth installment of this summer's Concerts on the Square series, titled "The Planets and Ho-Chunk."

The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers Troupe featured drummers, dancers and singers from the Ho-Chunk Nation, who performed three pieces with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO). Elliott Funmaker, the group’s head singer, worked for three years with WCO music director Andrew Sewell on the program.

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Spectators socialize, eat and drink on blankets and lawn chairs before the start of the performance.

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Poke bowls are served at the Tavernakaya tent on E. Main Street before the start of Concerts on the Square on Wednesday.

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Nattilka Wattanasuttiwong paints while listening to the live music.

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CEO of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Joe Loehnis welcomes guests to Concerts on the Square.

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Ross Molot uses a pair of binoculars to get a closer view of the performance.

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With the support of their grownups, Hadley grimes (3), Daphne Carder (7), and Raymond Carder (3) hang over the railing of the Wisconsin state Capitol terrace during the performance.

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Dan Brown, executive manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison introduces the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers for their Concerts on the Square performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers walk through the audience to take their spots on the Capitol steps.

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The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers perform on the Capitol steps while the orchestra plays "The Planets, I. Mars, the Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst.

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The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers perform "Dejope Song" by Elliott Funmaker and music director Andrew Sewell with the WCO.

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DJ Malloy holds Simon Malloy-Nason (3) up to get a better view. This is Malloy’s first time at Concerts on the Square since 1984.

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Melissa Robinson becomes enthralled as she watches the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers perform with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on the front steps of Capitol. Robinson said, “The energy is amazing. I’m so grateful I came tonight and for this phenomenal show.”

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The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers perform "Ho-Chunk Marine Corps Song" by Elliot Funmaker with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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Children perform with the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers during the show.

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Olivia Deno (9), Madelyn Deno (6) and their Aunt Lindey Peterson, of Sun Prairie have a picnic on the lawn of the Wisconsin state Capitol during Concerts on the Square.

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The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers face the audience as they perform with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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The audience applauds a performance by the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on the King Street steps of the Wisconsin state Capitol.

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Andrew Sewell speaks to the audience about the importance of acknowledging the land of indigenous peoples during the Planets and Ho-Chunk show.

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Musicians perform with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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Henry Eby (2) dampens the sound of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s performance by covering his ears.

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CEO of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Joe Loehnis greets guests following the show.

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