Yale, who like to be first, are claiming that their Concert Band’s performance for Afghan and Syrian migrants yesterday at the Eleonas Refugee Camp was the first of its kind.
Be that as it may, it was a good thing to do.
Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, said: ‘The Yale Concert Band is genuinely grateful for the opportunity to perform exciting, contemplative, exuberant and spiritually uplifting music for audiences throughout Greece. The Concert Band is humbled to have the opportunity to perform at the Eleonas Refugee Camp in Athens. Its residents should not be denied the pleasure of hearing great music, nor this experience with visiting musicians – an experience so different from their daily routines. We hope that our music can help to drown out the sounds of a world gone mad with war.’