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Concert Performance: On the Road to Arivaca

Date: 13 October 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Hammer Auditorium - Flagg Building

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Washington, DC, invites you to the concert performance of On the Road to Arivaca on October 13, 2022, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Hammer Auditorium of George Washington University's Flagg Building at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

On the Road to Arivaca, by Composer Rosino Serrano and Librettist Susan Galbraith, is presented as a concert performance addressing the ongoing refugee crisis on the southern border of the U.S. and serves as a catalyst for dialogue about forced human migration globally. The concert performance is based on a poem by Larry Ortiz, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez. The cast features Javier Arrey, Israel Lozano, Darcy Monsalve, and Yvette Spears and the Youth Chorus (Coro de la comunidad) of Alliance for New Music-Theatre.

They will sing selections from the opera premiering next spring, which is based on true encounters between a “Samaritan” and an undocumented “Sojourner.” The opera will put the audience “on the road” in difficult encounters that surround the many issues of immigration, national boundaries, and cross-cultural-and-linguistic engagement. How does one act when one has to decide in a split second on the fate of a fellow human being?

A talkback with the artists follows the event.

Event Details:

Date/Time: October 13, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Location: Hammer Auditorium

George Washington University

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Flagg Building

500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

RSVP REQUIRED: https://ontheroadtoarivaca.eventbrite.com


PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for the concert performance.

Very limited street parking is available after 6:30 pm. It is recommended to take a taxi, Uber, or use such applications as SpotHero to find parking.

Closest Metro: Farragut West

About the Project: ON THE ROAD - Migration in the 21st Century

The concert performance is part of the project On the Road - Migration in the 21st Century. A component of this project is a seminar taking place on October 14, 2022. Panel I will focus on the current refugee crisis in the Ukraine. Panel II will center on migration in the Americas. To RSVP to the panel discussion, please visit: https://migrationinthe21stcentury.eventbrite.com

The project On the Road – Migration in the 21st Century provides an open space to examine the issues surrounding migration in Europe and Latin America and bring the communities together at the table to address the needs of the people. Overall, the project strives to contribute to the shared values of democracy, the defense of human rights, freedom of expression, thought and creativity, diversity and cultural dialogue in order to respond to the global challenges in order to achieve more stable, cohesive and inclusive societies in Europe and Latin America in diverse global settings.

The project, led by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of Portugal, and the Embassy of Spain, is presented by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Washington, DC, the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA), and the Alliance for New Music-Theatre, funded by the EULAT 4 Culture Program under the presidency of Spain, in collaboration with the George Washington University's Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program (LAHSP) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.