On August 29 and 30, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) and Refugee Orchestra Project join forces for Voices of Refuge, an open-air chamber concert at Chicago History Museum’s Uihlein Plaza.
The hour-long performance will feature refugee composers from today, including 25-year-old Afghan composer Milad Yousufi, alongside historical refugee composers like Rachmaninoff, Korngold, and Irving Berlin. Chicago-area instrumentalists representing Syria, China, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Uruguay will be joined by Uyghur soprano Nina Mutalifu, making her debut as a COT Young Artist, and Polish-American soprano Amanda Majeski. The concert will feature touchless entry, sanitized and physically distanced seating, and capacity will be capped at 100 attendees; masks will be required while moving to and from seats. The "Pay-What-You-Wish" ticket pricing is: $1, $2, $5, $10, $15, $20.
Location: Chicago History Museum Uihlein Plaza Dates: Aug. 29 & 30: 1pm & 3pm each day