• Charlton Lee, Kathryn Bates, and Huang Ruo

Angel Island Oratorio: Chinese Exclusion, Music, and Storytelling

The composer and performers of Angel Island–Oratorio for Voices and Strings will discuss the work, which will be performed at UC Berkeley on December 3. The Del Sol Quartet commissioned the oratorio in order to illuminate the poetry of immigrant detainees carved into the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station and to examine the white supremacist ideology that fueled the Chinese Exclusion Act and other racist government policies.