The Refugee Orchestra Project’s performance, is part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.
REFUGEES ARE US is a concert experience celebrating and supporting the refugee community by addressing problematic narratives about refugees with truth, humor, and music. The performance will draw from and build upon the REFUGEES ARE US video initiative, done in collaboration with non-profit collective Papel&Caneta.
The Refugee Orchestra Project is conducted by its founder, Lidiya Yankovskaya, a renowned conductor who also serves as Musical Director for the Chicago Opera Theater.
More information can be found at www.refugeeorchestraproject.org