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Immersion: Themes from Ragtime with Nicholas Phan, tenor

Linde Center interior with piano player and violin player


Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

In our second Immersion focused on social themes of the musical Ragtime, tenor Nicholas Phan examines the myths and realities of the United States as “a nation of immigrants” through a performance of Nico Muhly’s song cycle Stranger. Composed for Phan, the cycle juxtaposes accounts of Ellis Island immigration with protests against Chinese Exclusion policies in the U.S.

Nicholas Phan standing in front of a wall covered in graffiti

Performance Details

Jul 8, 2023, 2:30pm EDT