Conceived and produced by Melisa Tien
Directed by Elena Araoz
Music Direction by Tian Hui Ng
MARCH 17 - 21, 2021
Twenty-six artists collaborate to bring you the live, online song cycle Swell, weaving together ten original, new music compositions by ten composers drawing from their personal histories as immigrants and children of immigrants. Hailing from Mexico, India, Israel, Japan, Trinidad, the Philippines, Russia, and Taiwan, the composers' unique, surprising, and deeply human stories are expressed through voice, piano, cello, and violin.
Featuring the work of composers and lyricists: Joshua Cerdenia, Carolyn Chen, Justine Chen, Or Matias, Tamar Muskal, Polina Nazaykinskaya, Leyna Papach, Izzi Ramkisson, Kamala Sankaram, Jorge Sosa, Stavit Allweis, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Melisa Tien. Performers include Hai-Ting Chinn, Jasmine Muhammad, and Ricardo Rivera. Instrumentalists include Members of the Victory Players Nathan Ben-Yehuda, Clare Monfredo, and Elly Toyoda. Additional collaborators include Video Designer Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew; Audio Engineer Jon Robertson, Video Engineer Kris Kirkwood, Production Stage Manager Neelam Vaswani, and Assistant Stage Manager Alyssa K. Howard.