Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
In the MIM Music Theater
4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85050

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The Inspirational Beauty of the Rhineland

Robert Schumann’s 1849 trip through the Rhineland with wife Clara that “felt like a pilgrimage” as they traveled through the castle-bedecked countryside, inspired his Rhenish Symphony.  Eugen D’Albert was inspired to write his remarkable Cello Concerto by Schumann’s eponymous work.

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 97 “Rhenish”

Eugen D’Albert
Cello Concerto in C Major, Op. 20

Peter Eom 2019 Square

Peter Eom
Cello Soloist

Sam Wu

Sam Wu
MusicaNova Composition Fellow

The Building of a City (2019) Arizona Premiere

Sam Wu’s music deals with the beauty in blurred boundaries. From Shanghai, China, Sam (b. 1995) attended The Juilliard School for his M.M., after receiving an A.B., with honors, from Harvard University.  A multiple award winner, Sam’s music has been performed across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

“I explore and seek inspiration in non-Western musical traditions, even as I write and perform works within the classical lineage. I am interested in bridging apparent differences between cultures and musicians, and in doing so, seeking the subcutaneous common ground that we share as human beings.”

Meet the Artist

Government Grant Makers "Arizona Commission on the Arts" "City of Tempe" "Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture"

MusicaNova Orchestra Concerts are supported by grants from the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Tempe Arts Grants.