UCI Illuminations invites the community to a free virtual performance, ‘The Journey Home’, features songs by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, and Berlin tells stories about war and coming home. View Facebook Clip
Inspired by the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, ‘The Journey Home’ tells the story of men and women who must find their way back home, literally and figuratively. While most of the music is directly related to World War I, its themes are universal, reaching as far back as Homer’s Odyssey.
‘The Journey Home’ features music from Schubert’s Der Wanderer and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel and popular WWI era tunes by Oley Speaks and Irving Berlin.
The evening is a companion program to Brancy and Dugan’s critically acclaimed “A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song,” which commemorated the centennial of the beginning of World War I and was performed at UC Irvine in 2018.