THE REFUGEE ORCHESTRA PROJECT
About The Show
On Sunday, 1 September 2019 Refugee Orchestra Project (ROP) made its UK debut under the direction of the acclaimed American-Russian conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya at LSO St Luke’s in London.
Described by the Boston Globe as “spreading a message of inclusion”, ROP provides a platform for instrumentalists and singers to celebrate the immense contributions that refugees make to society.
Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen MBE performed her Concerto Grosso with the orchestra. The orchestra played ‘Freedom’ by Afghan composer Milad Yousufi, ‘Metamorphosis’ by Iranian composer Gity Razaz, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, a medley by renowned composer, lyricist and American cultural icon Irving Berlin and ‘The Wind’ from Wuthering Heights by Tony and Grammy award-winning composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, himself the son of Hungarian-Jewish refugees.
Performances by: Elise Caluwaerts, John Mills, Chi-Chi Nwnoku and Errollyn Wallen MBE.
Musical Director & Conductor
David Adkin Limited
for Panorama Productions