Nathan Sawyer, assistant director
Hannah Reitz, guest conductor
Frances Ho, guest conductor
Philharmonia presents works from the musically rich Muqam tradition of Central Asia, featuring a North American premier of a work by Uyghur composer Nusrat Wajiding entitled Homeland. The theme of “homeland” carries into the second half, with three further musical portrayals of the intersecting relationships between location, music, and identity.
ProgramBorodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Wajiding: Homeland (North American premiere)
Dai: Dancing Moonlight
Smetana: The Moldau
Tchaikovsky: Finale from Symphony No. 2 (Ukrainian)
The importance of philanthropy has never been greater. Please consider gifts to the Music at Illinois Fund and Support Krannert Center Today (Unrestricted Fund) to ensure the future of the arts at Illinois.