Award-winning composer Kenji Bunch's compelling new musical work, Lost Freedom: A Memory, explores the frailty of liberty. See this musical score based on actor-author-activist George Takei's unforgettable childhood memoir of his family's forced relocation to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II.
Accompaning Bunch will be Gabriela Lena Frank, drawing on Latin American idioms, cultures, and landscapes to emphasize interrelationships and deep companionship—the reverse of banishment. Together, the story works to question who determines who is an "enemy alien" through the power of music and storytelling.
The free show is on February 6, 2023 in Manhattan; tickets are free but registration is strongly encouraged.