Our Heart of Humanity series brings world-class musicians to Ashland, giving voice to marginalized people with compassion and depth and turning the concert hall into a space for renewed hope, communal healing and mutual understanding.

Click on the image above to watch a 2-minute video introduction to our 2019-2020 season!

At this time, we’re evaluating whether it will be safe to present our upcoming 2020-2021 season as scheduled.
We will make a final determination in September. Please call 541-833-3066 (ext. 3) with questions.

Dreams Have No Borders

The WORLD PREMIERE performance of the newest work by composer Ethan Gans-Morse and poet Tiziana DellaRovere

Featuring Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez, Mezzo-Soprano Cecilia Duarte, Tenor Rafael Moras, and the Delgani String Quartet

Postponed to March 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm
SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland

This event has been postponed to March 21, 2021.
All existing tickets will be honored. For info and questions, please call 541-833-3066. 

Join us for a very special event: the world premiere of Dreams Have No Borders, a new narrative song cycle about immigration by our resident composer/poet team, Ethan Gans-Morse and Tiziana DellaRovere, based on real-life stories of Oregon’s migrant families.

Featuring Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez, (praised for her “clear, bright voice” by The New York Times), mezzo soprano Cecilia Duarte (critically acclaimed for her “robust” and “creamy” voice by The New York Times and others), tenor Rafael Moras (“His singing remained warm and ingratiating, from low note to high, from first scene to last”—Opera News), and the Delgani String Quartet (called “the state’s finest chamber ensemble” by Oregon Arts Watch), Dreams Have No Borders follows a young mother’s harrowing journey to create a better life for herself and her family.

Combining stirring music and richly narrative poetry with artwork by Latino artists, Dreams Have No Borders will surprise you, touch your heart, and lift your spirit.

This project is the product of a year-long process of interviewing Oregon migrants and developing relationships with the many community service organizations that advocate on their behalf.

Artwork by Poli Marichal. Used by permission.

Artist Audio Samples

"Uniting" from "Songs of the Soul" by Robert Kyr

by Esteli Gomez, Soprano | Conspirare: "The Cloud of Unknowing"


by Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo | Glenn McClure: A Caribbean Mass

Cast Update Video

All soloists and repertoire subject to change without notice

Student (under 25) and Oregon Trail holder pricing available at the door with presentation of valid ID.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to purchase Student and Oregon Trail tickets at the door.

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