Cincy’s musicians take time out with Europe refugees

Cincy’s musicians take time out with Europe refugees


norman lebrecht

August 31, 2017

Next Monday, five members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will play a concert for refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

Violinists Charles Morey,Paul Patterson and Sylvia Mitchell will play half an hour of chamber music and jazz with pianist Michael Chertock and saxophone player James Bunte, followed by a short musical presentation from Syrian refugees.

Good to see.


  • John Borstlap says:


    But it should be noted that refugees are not treated particularly well in the Netherlands, where asylum seekers are simply locked-up in prisons and wait for years until the state comes to some decision. It has regularly happened that refugees were forcefully delivered back to the countries where they were in life-threatening circumstances, to be immediately executed on arrival.