A Mother's Despair

La Captive

Program

Salim Dada
Miniatures algériennes

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse macabre

Franz Schubert
Der Tod und das Mädchen

Zaid Jabri
Muzyka Kameralna

Ernest Chausson
Chanson perpétuelle

George Frideric Handel
Verdi piante

Nabil Benabdeljalil
Adagio and Rondo

Hector Berlioz
La Captive

Traditional
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Astor Piazzolla
Rinascero

La Captive is the haunting portrait of a single immigrant mother who fights for a decent life.

Faced with the barriers of bureaucracy, prejudices, and inner despair she searches the depths of her soul for the strength to continue.

As much a musical journey as an emotional one, this is a story about despair, perseverance and triumph.

Accompanied by first-person witness accounts, La Captive brings the listener face to face with humanity’s lack of decency, empathy and compassion.