American immigrants from around the world tell their stories in a powerful oratorio by Christopher Theofanidis and Leah Lax.

Henry Fogel, President of Chicago Opera Theater, Former President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras and the Chicago Symphony.One of the most moving experiences I have ever had at a concert. The music is communicative, powerful, varied, colorful, and it never lets go of its grip on you.

The Refuge Our stories are your stories

The RefugeNo, I don’t miss Africa. Just…all the time I want to sing our songs from home.