Refugees, Remembrance and Resilience: A Concert


Refugees, Remembrance and Resilience: A Concert

Melba Hall
Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Royal Parade


Refugees, Remembrance and Resilience is a significant community-building concert event celebrating asylum seekers’ community resilience by bringing together performing artists, associated charities, resources, and supporters of the global refugee crisis.

The exciting mix of performing artists are responding with musical offerings to the notion of remembrance, the act of looking back at one’s past; and resilience, the act of weaving frayed lives into a new, stronger community. The programme will offer an interesting juxtaposition of classical repertoire that captures the conflicted memories and emotions of remembrance for places, people and lives left behind, alongside contemporary songs and music that mirror those meanings in the present.

Funds raised by the concert will help pay for the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association's annual symposium Salons. This year the salons, entitled ‘Frayed Lives’, are being hosted in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The events bring people with lived experience, representatives from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, performers, and Fulbright scholars together, to discuss the global refugee crisis and identify opportunities to strengthen local action.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for concessions.

Refugees, Remembrance and Resilience is presented by the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association, the Being Human Festival, and The University of Melbourne.

Being Human Festival 2019

This event is being held as part of the 2019 Being Human Festival. Founded in the UK as the only national festival of the humanities, Being Human is now a global celebration dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.

Image Credit: Amnesty International Australia


  • Dr Zachary Dunbar
    Dr Zachary Dunbar, Senior Lecturer in Theatre, Performing Arts Graduate Research Convenor, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music