Another revival from the 2019-20 season will be My Journey to America, featuring Afghan composer Milad Yousufi and pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Yousufi is a pianist, composer, conductor, poet, singer, painter and calligrapher from Afghanistan. His work is deeply inspired by his country and culture and has been performed by groups such as The New York Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Kronos Quartet at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall. Commissioned by a consortium organized by Winsor Music, My Journey tells the incredible story of Yousufi’s childhood in Afghanistan and his life a a refugee artist in the United States. Also on the program are works by J. S. Bach, performed by Ms. Dinnerstein.
J. S. Bach Chorale Preludes for solo piano
Arrangements for oboe, violin and piano
Osnat Netzer Song for the Spirit
Milad Yousufi My Journey to America
Simone Dinnerstein piano
Milad Yousufi narrator
Gabriela Díaz violin
Stephanie Fong viola
Rane Moore clarinet
Peggy Pearson oboe
This program is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.