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.
Franz Schubert / Georg Philip Schmidt von Lübeck
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
(commissioned for The Wanderers)
Franz Schubert / Matthäus von Collin
Nacht und Träume
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.