SUN-LY PIERCE (’19, ’20, ’21) mezzo-soprano
CHIEN-LIN LU (’14,’15,’19) piano
Featuring the World Premiere of Wise Moon by Jennifer Higdon commissioned by the Music Academy of the West. Higdon will be present for the performance.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis
HUGO WOLF Spanisches Liederbuch
WONJU LEE 이화우 (Yihwawoo Songbook)
JENNIFER HIGDON Wise Moon Song Cycle (world premiere, Music Academy commission)
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Galathea
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Funeral Blues
ISABELLE ABOULKER Lettre d’amour
WILLIAM BOLCOM Amor
the performance will not include an intermission
Shortly after returning from my residency at the Music Academy, I was walking one evening in Philadelphia, and looked up to see a very bright moon gazing down on me. I thought about how that celestial body has always been present, watching silently, and inspiring everyone from poets penning lines to astronauts pushing the boundaries of space. And for this composer, it felt like a noble starting point for creating songs for these talented performers.
— Jennifer Higdon on Wise Moon
The Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition Recital is generously supported by Linda Seltzer Yawitz.
Wise Moon was commissioned by Music Academy of the West with the generous support of Stephen Schaible and Daron Builta.
HEATH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
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