Photo © UNHRC/Roger Arnold
This Concert Has Been Cancelled
Journey to Refuge: Finding Home
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8PM
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
“All you need to know is that when you go through that kind of experience, there are often two extremes: Either you lose hope completely and you shatter and break into pieces, or you become so resilient that no one can break you anymore.”
--Malala Yousafzai, We Are Displaced
As of 2019, an estimated 70.8 million people have been displaced from their homes; among them are 30 million refugees (according to UN classification), over half of whom are under the age of 18. The music on this concert is performed as remembrance, a memorial, a testament, and a call to action.
VOX's Spring 2020 concert takes a musical trip through history, as we follow the hopes and dreams of people seeking a better life. Including music sung in Hebrew, French, and Farsi with the west coast premiere of a new commission by composer Andrea Clearfield, entitled 'Home in Me,' this concert promises to be a beautiful journey to find a place called home.
“Home is where you feel more welcome, more secure, have more rights, where you are loved. This place can be any place even away from what you would normally call home.”
--Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom
Click below to read the full program notes from musicologist Dr. Holley Replogle-Wong
Click below to read more about composer Andrea Clearfield: