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Immersion: Themes from Ragtime with Nicholas Phan, tenor

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Studio E, Linde Center for Music and Learning, 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.

Immersion: Themes from Ragtime is supported by Donald Usher and William E. Briggs.

Nicholas Phan standing in front of a wall covered in graffiti

Performance Details

Jul 8, 2023, 2:30pm EDT