Composer Joelle Wallach

Composer Joelle Wallach

Joelle Wallach’s Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman will be presented by pianist Margaret Mills on Thursday, January 3 – 7:00 PM at Third Street Music School Settlement, 235 East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in New York, NY. This will be part of Ms. Mills’ lecture/recital Made in America, which also includes a pre-concert lecture at 6:15 PM.

In Lagrimas y Locuras, Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman, Joelle Wallach returns to her interest in music which expresses a specific inner life, a particular psychological landscape. Based on the Mexican folksong La Llorona, and commissioned by Mexican pianist Ana Cervantes from Ms. Wallach as part of her Song of the Monarch, Women in Mexico project, Lagrimas y Locuras reveals the inner monologue of La Llorona herself as she haunts the banks of Mexican waterways, railing against her fate, the betrayal of her lover and the result of her own impetuous rage.

Ms. Mills will also present works by other American composers. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-777-3240 or visit Third Street Music School Settlement at http://www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org/.

The 4Tay label has released two new CDs of Dr. Wallach’s music – The Door Standing Open – a critically acclaimed collection of songs and chamber works (CD 4034) – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach and The Nightwatch – more songs and solo piano works (CD 4035) – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach2. More about her at http://www.joellewallach.com.

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