The Refugee Orchestra Project Comes to LSO St Luke’s on Sunday 1st September

29/08/2019

THE REFUGEE ORCHESTRA PROJECT 

A one-off concert in aid of Refugee Action

LSO St Luke’s, Sunday 1st September 2019

Following huge success in the US, The Refugee Orchestra Project is coming to the UK. The concert will showcase musicians who have themselves, or whose families, fled their home countries to escape violence and persecution. They will play a one-off concert at LSO St Luke’s on 1st September 2019, with all proceeds going to the charity Refugee Action.

Through music, the project loudly proclaims the contributions that refugees from across the globe have played – and continue to play – in our country’s culture and society.

Audiences will have the opportunity to hear The Refugee Orchestra Project perform works written by well-known composers who were refugees themselves.

Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen MBE will perform her Concerto Grosso with the orchestra. The orchestra will also play Freedom by Afghani composer Milad Yousufi, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances and a medley by renowned composer, lyricist and American cultural icon Irving Berlin.

Additionally, the orchestra will perform the Wuthering Heights ballet overture by the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, Claude-Michel Schönberg, himself the son of Hungarian-Jewish refugees.

Russian-American conductor, and current Musical Director of Chicago Opera Theatre, Lidiya Yankovskaya will lead the concert. Ms Yankovskaya’s experience as a refugee led her to found The Refugee Orchestra Project, which is committed to championing the talent of refugee artists both past and present.

Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg commented: ‘Too often we see refugees as invaders, taking our jobs, intent on reaping the social benefits of our generous country and, finally, as people to fear. Yet among the refugees are intellectuals, teachers, doctors, engineers, artistes, painters, authors, musicians. Attending a concert of The Refugee Orchestra Project reminds us all that we have far more in common than our differences.’

WEBSITE: refugeeorchestraproject.org
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/refugeeorchproj
TWITTER: @RefugeeOrchProj
INSTAGRAM: @refugeeorchestraproject
HASHTAG: #RefugeeOrchestra

THE REFUGEE ORCHESTRA PROJECT

Venue: LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG

Date: Sunday 1st September

Time: 7.30pm

Age guidance: Suitable for all ages

Prices: £15.00 / £20.00 / £25.00

Comments

Leave a Reply

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Opera North in 2020-2021 – postponements and plans __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season __________________________________
  • NEW! Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance __________________________________
  • NEW! 69th Wexford Festival Opera – 11 to 18 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Dresden’s Semperoper reopens with Anna Netrebko on 19 June __________________________________
  • NEW! Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in 2020-21 __________________________________
  • NEW! LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck __________________________________
  • NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update __________________________________
  • NEW! Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown __________________________________
  • NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June __________________________________
  • NEW! A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival’s 2020 online series of concerts and talks __________________________________
  • The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • Musikfest Berlin 2020 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Search S&H

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! World Ballet School Day – inaugural edition 7 July 2020 __________________________________
  • UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience __________________________________
  • NEW! The Music Critics Association of North America Best New Opera Award to Blue __________________________________
  • NEW! Lincoln Center honors Pride with a light installation on its iconic plaza __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Dame Vera Lynn (1917-2020): Did we really need Vera Lynn during the war? __________________________________
  • NEW! What price Sherlock Holmes? __________________________________
  • NEW! BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news __________________________________
  • NEW! Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York __________________________________
  • NEW! Educating Rita, says who? __________________________________
  • NEW! 2020 Three Choirs Festival – postponed __________________________________
  • NEW! ACCOMPANIST OR PARTNER? PIANIST SUSIE ALLAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN QUINN __________________________________
  • NEW! Need to escape reality? Enter into the magical world of composer David Hertzberg __________________________________
  • NEW! BTHVN2020 – Beethoven anniversary goes into overtime __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month