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CAA Chinese Chapter: Angel Island — Oratorio for Voices and Strings, composed by Huang Ruo
Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA |
December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
As part of UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative and Future Histories Lab’s A Year on Angel Island project, you are cordially invited to a performance of the Angel Island Oratorio featuring the Berkeley Chamber Chorus conducted by Wei Cheng and the Del Sol Quartet!
Tickets start at $5.
Angel Island – Oratorio for Voices and Strings explores the history of Angel Island through poems by people incarcerated at the Immigration Island Station. Detainees carved their poems into the walls of their barracks, which were rediscovered and transcribed years later. The 60-minute oratorio for string quartet and chamber choir weaves a story of immigration, discrimination, and confinement – bringing history into the reality of our current lives.
As an added bonus, members and friends of the Chinese Chapter are invited to attend a VIP Reception at the Morrision Faculty Lounge after the performance where you can meet the composer, Huang Ruo, and members of the Del Sol Quartet. If you plan to attend the VIP Reception, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Register for VIP Reception