Émigré – New York Philharmonic Feb 29 – Mar 01 2024

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Germany, 1938. Kristallnacht. To survive the pending threat, two brothers are sent halfway around the world, to Shanghai. Otto cherishes his heritage, while Josef seeks a new path, and falls in love with Lina, a Chinese woman recovering from the loss of her mother in the Nanjing Massacre. From there flows Émigré, a semi-staged oratorio that tells a sweeping tale of love and loss, set to music by film and concert composer Aaron Zigman. Lyrics by Grammy-winning librettist Mark Campbell, with additional lyrics by Brock Walsh.

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