Webinar - INSIGHTS: Stormy Seas


Inspiring musical portraits of child boat refugees

A special program about Music of Remembrance's commission Stormy Seas. Artistic Director Mina Miller talks with composer Sahba Aminikia, author Mary Beth Leatherdale, stage director Erich Parce, and clarinetist Laura DeLuca about the true stories behind the work and the challenges of presenting the work during the pandemic.

Artistic Director Mina Miller in Conversation with
Sahba Aminikia, composer of Stormy Seas
Mary Beth Leatherdale, author of Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
Erich Parce, stage director
Laura DeLuca, clarinetist 

Music by Sahba Aminikia
Stormy Seas (2020)

Based on Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees ©2017 Mary Beth Leatherdale (text); published by Annick Press Ltd.

World Premiere Commissioned by Music of Remembrance
Made possible by a generous gift from Marcus Meier

Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jessica Choe, piano 

Erich Parce, stage director; Andrew Mayatskiy, video producer, Dmitriy Lipay, audio engineer

Child performers: Lila Noelle Bahng; Vritika Gupta; Mikayla Sanchez; Mia Habermann; Makayla Burley; Victoria Evans  

“Longing for water in the desert,” Turkish popular song,
Chorus of Nusaybin, Sahba Aminikia, conductor

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Stormy Seas concert available online starting December 13, 2020

MS St Louis
Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis