Concert - Stormy Seas


Journeys of hope. Journeys in search of freedom.

Our second Benaroya Hall concert features Sahba Aminikia’s Stormy Seas, telling the stories of young boat refugees from five countries who braved perilous waters in search of safe shores. We presented the world premiere of this MOR commission in one of last year’s online programs, and now you can experience it in the compelling immediacy of our live stage. Rodas Recordada, by Sid Robinovitch, recalls the island of Rhodes’ once-thriving Sephardic Jewish community and reveals a surprising connection with Seattle. Plus a pair of haunting songs based on Ladino poems, and music by three Dutch composers touched by the Holocaust.

For your safety and comfort

Because Covid-19 remains present in our communities, we are planning our live concerts in a cautious manner with safety protocols that include reduced seating capacity, audience distancing, masking and vaccination requirements. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our audience, performers and staff. Circumstances continue to evolve almost daily, and we’re prepared to make changes or take any additional steps that become necessary. 

Stormy Seas
Stormy Seas by Sahba Aminikia
MS St Louis
Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis