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A recital on homeland, immigration, and the American Dream.

THE WANDERERS is a recital project that deconstructs the 19th-Century German concepts of homelands and belonging by viewing them through the lens of Jewish and Sino-Vietnamese diasporas.

Song cycles by 20th- and 21st-Century composers are interspersed with selections of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) to investigate what it means to wander the earth in search of a homeland.

THE WANDERERS features works of contemporary composers that have never been professionally recorded. One of the primary goals of the project is to create a resource for other singers and music lovers to discover and appreciate these stories.

The Program

Franz Schubert / Georg Philip Schmidt von Lübeck

Der Wanderer

Cung Tiến / Thanh Tâm Tuyền

Vang vang trời vào xuân

Juliana Hall / Emma Lazarus

The New Colossus

Franz Schubert / Johann Baptiste Mayrhofer

Sehnsucht (D. 516)

Aribert Reimann / Paul Celan

Fünf Lieder nach Gedichten von Paul Celan

Randall Eng / Melisa Tien

The Understory

(commissioned for The Wanderers)

Franz Schubert / Matthäus von Collin

Nacht und Träume

The Artists

Jordan Rutter-Covatto


Dmitry Glivinskiy


Get Involved

There are several ways to support THE WANDERERS:

• make a tax-deductible donation to our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.

• make a one-time donation at our GoFundMe for perks like a handwritten thank-you note, an album credit, a complimentary album pre-order, or musical consultation with Mx. Rutter-Covatto.

• make a recurring donation to our Patreon page for access to exclusive audio, visual, and educational content.

• if you represent an arts organization or institution and would like to book a live performance of THE WANDERERS, please contact us via e-mail.

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