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SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices

  • Pao Art Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
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Join us for SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a free concert of new songs based on the stories and experiences of Boston area immigrants. Presented by White Snake Projects in partnership with Pao Arts Center, Sing Out Strong features composers from Peru, Latvia, India, China, Taiwan, and Mexico and writers from Haiti, Vietnam, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and China. Composers and writers have been paired up to amplify stories of the immigrant experience through song and to celebrate the contributions of immigrant artists to our city and culture. Join us in celebrating these new American songs!

The concert is free but seating is limited; please reserve your tickets here:

SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices is a free public program in support of the new, DACA-themed opera, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, produced by White Snake Projects and composed by Jorge Sosa with libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, directed by Elena Araoz and conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner, premiering at the Paramount Theater, Robert J. Orchard Stage, in Boston September 20-22, 2019.  Sign up for complimentary tickets through TAP, White Snake Projects’ Ticket Access Program, here.

More about the event: 

When the president of the United States revoked the protections of DACA in September of 2018, White Snake Projects embarked on the creation of a new opera focused on immigration and the immigrant experience, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. Cerise Lim Jacobs, creator + librettist and founder of White Snake Projects, is an immigrant from Singapore, and Jorge Sosa, composer, is an immigrant from Mexico. Their experiences, along with the experiences of many other immigrants, inform and shape the project. To further amplify the stories of Boston-area immigrants, White Snake Projects created Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices, a free concert of new songs by immigrant writers and composers, using art to create dialogue and empathy within our communities.

The audience will see and hear an hour-long concert of 13 short songs that express the personal experiences of Boston-area immigrants, as well as two songs from the new opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. The songs will be accompanied by piano and cello.

Anais Azul
Oliver Caplin
George Lam
Avik Sarkar
Marina Lopez
Jorge Sosa
Sheela Ramesh
Shuying Li
Kate Pukinskis
Michele Cheng

Heloiza Barbosa
Eva Chrusciel
Jonathan Figueroa
Helen Huang
Joel Louis
Melody Maduro
Rute Pires
Ramin Raza
Daniela Sanchez
Huiquing Shao
Jorge Sosa
Irene Da Silva
Ivette Souza
Firorella Valle

Musicians from Juventas New Music Ensemble
Melissa Joseph, soprano
Vera Savage, mezzo

Video Links
Workshop Video: I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080