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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 concept of “Heimat” (“Homeland”) by viewing it through the lens of Jewish and Sino-Vietnamese diasporas.

When we depart our homeland, what are we in search of? What do we leave behind? Are we pursuing dreams that will someday be attainable, or can we only hope to create a better future for those who come after us?

Song cycles by 20th- and 21st-Century composers alongside selections of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) investigate the answers to these questions and 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. This project seeks to tell these stories and to document them for current and future generations of artists and lovers of music and poetry to discover.

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

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Jordan Rutter-Covatto


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Tyson Deaton


Get Involved

There are several ways to support THE WANDERERS:

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

• 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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