Listen to the Seattle Symphony Celebrate Immigrants In 'Music Beyond Borders: Voices From The Seven'

Feb 9, 2017

The Seattle Symphony put on a concert celebrating immigrants. The performance, which took less than a week to assemble, was called "Music Beyond Borders: Voices From The Seven."

The title refers to President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. The concert sold out, and more than a million and a half people watched it online. 

Seattle Symphony President and CEO Simon Woods talked about the concert with knkx on the phone.

Mikhail Shmidt introduced musical pieces from Sudan and Iraq on stage at the concert. He plays first violin for the Seattle Symphony. In the audio below, you'll hear Shmidt followed by Woods.

The music included in this post is called "Afromood" by Sudanese composer Ali Osman who now lives in Egypt. You can watch the entire concert here on the Seattle Symphony's YouTube channel.