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Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and recent refugee stories, the living and the dead seek safety and peace in a new home.
A retelling of Medea seen through the lens of immigrants to the United States by playwright Luis Alfaro.
Delight in Gershwin’s legendary work, with its jazzy riffs and clarinet wails, while also exploring the topic of immigration and the American Identity.
Erik Esenvalds comes to Portland with his epic composition The First Tears: a stunning setting of the Native American legend of The Raven and the Whale.
Exploring borders of all kinds, including political boundaries and what we leave behind when we cross these borders.
Works fitting the theme of immigration by George Gershwin and Gabriela Lena Frank, plus selections from Sounds of Home partner Mariachi Una Voz.
Celebrate nature in art and books at the 2017 Wild Arts Festival benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland.
With Catholic Charities. Community facilitators will share their knowledge and connect their work in immigration and immigrant rights to Mojada.
BRAVO plays alongside Cuban emigré Paquito D’Rivera (namesake of their first ensemble), Darrell Grant, and the PSU Big Band.
Exhilarating Byzantine chants in Greek, Arabic, and English. Featuring Lebanon-born guest soloist, Rev’d Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih.
Experience Stravinsky’s masterpiece, still as fresh, wild, and primal today as it was 100 years ago, while also exploring the topic of the environment.
In 1985, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky.
A free community event that explores the diversity and wonder found in Oregon’s natural environment.
Photographs by Fazal Sheikh from 1989–2013, drawing attention to the displaced around the world
The world premiere of an overture by MYS violinist and composer Katie Palka tells a story of the environment.
Rising-star artists perform music composed by first-generation Americans: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin.
Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” for double choir and orchestra recounts the Passover story, one of the oldest immigration stories known to man.
The world’s most famous violinist performs Bernstein’s Serenade, described as a “love piece” by the composer, on a program exploring the topic of homelessness.
Working Chicana women fight against unfair wages, persecution based on citizenship status, and threats to their families’ safety.