Awakening: A Father Composes a Violin Concerto for His Daughter

May 1, 2017

Poster for the University of Arkansas Music Department concert "Transformations"

"Satori (Awakening)" is a meditative violin concerto named after the Zen Buddhist tradition of "seeing into one's true nature." Penned by University of Arkansas Music Professor Robert Mueller for his violinist daughter Tara Mueller, the work receives a world premiere performance in collaboration with the University Symphony Orchestra in concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Titled "Transformations," this music department performance also includes a 200 plus ensemble with the Collegiate Chorale performing Faure's "Requiem."