Songs of Freedom: The Welcome Strangers
Commissioned by JArts and the MFA, join klezmer great Frank London as he brings us on a global immigration tour through music. Songs of Freedom, a new performance created to complement Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, will feature creative interpretations of songs from the homeland of each of the musicians in The Welcome Strangers, an ensemble of some of the region’s finest immigrant musicians. Under the direction of Frank London, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and Iraqi-born, Jordanian violinist Layth Sadiq. Musicians from Syria, Brazil, Haiti, Greece, Ireland, and elsewhere will be sharing songs of liberation and tolerance from each of their home countries as a tribute to the universal quest for freedom and understanding.
The performance is a free concert as part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House.
Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting one hour before show times.
About Memory Unearthed: These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a special Memorial Day concert featuring Frank London. For more information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org.
*Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA 02115 United States