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La Frontera: Stories of Migration in Movement

Composer Raul Abbad will compose a piece for New Jersey Youth Symphony and Inner City Ensemble with themes of migration and identity.

La Frontera: Stories of Migration in Movement

Composer Raul Abbad will compose a piece for New Jersey Youth Symphony and Inner City Ensemble with themes of migration and identity.

Peruvian composer Raul Abbad will create a 20 minute multi-movement piece for string orchestra and percussion that honors the journey of migrants and ties together this common human experience, drawing upon his extensive experience performing and composing classical, Latin, jazz, and fusion music. The composition can also be performed by a chamber group (string quintet, dancer and percussion) which will allow for it to be presented in various venues and communities.  In fall 2020, Abbad will work closely with Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Artistic Director and Lead Conductor of New Jersey Youth Symphony, to rehearse this piece with youth musicians in NJYS’s Youth Symphony—its premier ensemble of 100 of high school students. Inner City Ensemble Executive Director and Choreographer, Nicholas Rodriguez, will choreograph a dance interpretation to accompany the musical performance.

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