Concert Performance - On the Road to Arivaca
The concert performance of On the Road to Arivaca, by Composer Rosino Serrano and Librettist Susan Galbraith, addresses the ongoing refugee crisis on the southern border of the U.S. The performance, based on a poem by Larry Ortiz and conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez, serves as a catalyst for dialogue about forced human migration globally. The cast features Javier Arrey, Israel Lozano, Darcy Monsalve, and Yvette Spears and the Youth Chorus (Coro de la comunidad) of Alliance for New Music-Theatre.
They will sing selections from the opera premiering next spring, which is based on a true encounter between a “Samaritan” and an undocumented “Sojourner.” The opera will put the audience “on the road” in difficult encounters that surround the many issues of immigration, national boundaries, and cross-cultural-and-linguistic engagement. How does one act when one has to decide in a split second on the fate of a fellow human being?