Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners Recital

RISING STARS... WORLD PREMIERE... AN UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE

  • $55 / $10 Community Access / 7-17s Free
  • Must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend.

    Masking required for all.

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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.


PROGRAM

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.


HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

In order to create the safest possible environment at the Music Academy, all guests will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each performance), along with an official photo ID, at the event entrance. Over-the-counter tests will not be accepted. Masks are required for indoor events regardless of vaccination status.

For more details on our latest health and safety measures, please visit musicacademy.org/events/health-safety.

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