In honor of our episode on Activism this season, Hamilton Chicago ensembles Samantha Pollino shares why she chose to participate in Chicago's Concert for America in March.
"I mean, look. The arts are more important now than ever because its the most effective way to express yourself. While some people feel like the arts are an escape from reality, I prefer to see them as a soapbox or a mirror. Good, quality art often reflects things happening in our world. The Concert for America is about bringing together high caliber artists with a similar vision and passion for accenting minorities and organizations that are now being threatened."
"Personally, I am a huge advocate of public schools, so getting to perform with the Chicago Children’s Choir was pretty amazing. I got to talk to a bunch of those kids about how music as an extracurricular activity has changed their lives and ignited new interests for them."