Instrumental Change Orchestrates Peace for Refugees
CHICAGO, January 25, 2019--With over 68 million displaced persons throughout the world, and the number continually on the rise, the International Orchestra of Refugees (IOR) is committed to serve as an instrument of change. It empowers displaced musicians to not only survive, but prosper through orchestral opportunities and collaborative community.
In response to the continually pressing refugee crisis, the IOR is working to orchestrate peace throughout the world, and harmonize musicians through a common language: music.
This afternoon, the IOR team will attend Columbia College Chicago’s Symposium. The Symposium examines issues existing in both Chicago, and in the larger global context, concerning refugee rights, global migration, and resettlement practices. Topic discussions encapsulate concerns in understanding global migration, and utilizing art as an opportunity for activism.
The IOR looks forward to composing a unifying melody, that will resonate a sense of peace and common purpose. Stay tuned for more insight into IOR’s upcoming agenda--we’ve only just begun composing our symphony.
Written by Caroline Kurdej, International Orchestra of Refugees
About International Orchestra of Refugees
IOR’s mission is empowering displaced musicians to become musical ambassadors of peace, through orchestral opportunities and collaborative community.
“The International Orchestra of Refugees gives these people who are displaced the opportunity to prosper, not just survive.”
-Sebastian V. Agignoae, Founder & Director of IOR
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Sebastian Agignoae, IOR Founder