International soloists Michael Hall and Michael Délfin present “Immigration and Transformation” – a musical journey through volcanic eruptions, refugee migration, personal loss, and kinetic cultural fusion.
Today’s climate is plagued with tensions and conflict – political, cultural, and personal. This program spans a range of situations and emotions, allowing the listener to experience tragedy and panic, as well as acceptance, redemption, and rebirth inherent in the human condition. Each work offers a first-person encounter with cathartic events: the struggles of refugees during war, the tragedy of natural disaster, the arc of personal loss and renewal, and the exuberance of dance. As artists we are compelled to cast new light on meaningful events. While this program does not offer concrete solutions, it expresses the need for continued dialogue, bringing attention to these momentous events of our time.
A Boy and a Makeshift Toy (2016), Mary Kouyoumdjian
And the World, Opening (2011), Christian Ellenwood
Krakatoa (2018), Stacy Garrop
Dangdut (2018), Fauzie Wiriadisastra