UndocuMonologue With The Boulder Philharmonic

Motus Theater and the Boulder Philharmonic present an intimate performance that weaves theater and music to change the conversation about immigration.

Hear the powerful autobiographical monologue of Cristian Solano-Córdova, followed by the inspiring musical response from Boulder Philharmonic violinist, Sharon Park. After the performance, stay for a talkback in which the performers will discuss their experience as participants in this artistic exchange.

Cristian Solano-Córdova’s monologue is part of Motus Theater’s UndocuMonologues, in which young adults work with Motus to create and perform their autobiographical monologues about their experiences of being undocumented to change the local and national conversation about immigration. Community leaders in law enforcement, education, and tech respectfully “hold” and read people’s stories in allied performances. Musical icons such as Yo-Yo Ma and Arturo O’Farrill, offer healing musical responses to the monologues.

American violinist, Sharon Park, has captivated audiences across the country with her vibrant performances as soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Her command on the stage and passion for performance has led her to the stages of some of the most prestigious concert venues as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall, Merkin Hall, Jordan Hall, Macky Auditorium and the Verona Arena in Italy. Ms. Park has a passion for bringing world-class performances and music education into local communities, all while providing support to the next generation of musicians. Ms. Park serves as Principal Second Violin of Central City Opera, Acting Principal Second Violin of the Boulder Philharmonic, and performs frequently with the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Ballet and Opera Colorado orchestras. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from CU Boulder, a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory.

Cristian Solano-Córdova is the Communications Manager with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Cristian is a Denver native, born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and a graduate of George Washington High School in Denver. He began working for the immigrant community in 2015 when he ran and won an election to become a Student Body President at MSU Denver. After his work for undocumented students at the Auraria Campus, he worked for immigrant communities at the Mental Health Center of Denver but yearned for a more direct role. Cristian joined the CIRC team in 2017 as Communications Manager. Having benefited from the ASSET law for undocumented college students that CIRC had a hand in passing, he feels working for CIRC is his way of paying. Cristian is a proud DREAMer and hopes to continue his education and one day becoming a medical doctor after his work for the immigrant justice movement.

When: Saturday, April 27th 9:30 pm @ Macky Auditorium

Courtney Banayad