“This Orchestra Wants to Change the Way the World Sees Refugees”- NowThis
“If there were a futures market for classical music, the touts would be pushing Lidiya Yankovskaya.” – WBUR
Refugee artists across disciplines come together in conversation and performance. The Refugee Orchestra Project brings together performance of works by refugee composers from the 20th century and today featuring refugee musicians, visual art by Babirye Leilah and Feda Eid, poetry by refugees performed by actress Andreina Carvo, and a mini-documentary by refugee filmmaker Tarek Turkey.
The Refugee Orchestra is under the direction of Lidiya Yankovskaya, Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater.