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Meira Warshauer

A lecture about the music of composer Meira Warshauer will be presented by Dr. Christina Reitz on Friday, March 1 at 9:30 AM as part of Murray State University’s Athena Festival. Her talk, Sacred and Ecological Works of Meira Warshauer, will be given at the University’s Farrell Recital Hall in Murray. Kentucky.

Dr. Reitz has written, “Meira Warshauer’s symphonic output features a unique mixture of her Jewish faith and environmental concerns. Raised in Wilmington, North Carolina by Reform parents, her lifetime spiritual journey incorporated Eastern mysticism and meditation before returning to a Conservative Jewish tradition. Her continuing ecological activism is nearly as significant as her religious identity. Although seemingly separate and distinct, Warshauer views these two interests as connected and primary inspirations for her orchestral compositions. This research will examine three of her most popular orchestral works that combine her spirituality and activisim: Like Streams in the Desert (1998), Symphony No. 1: Living, Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call).”

Visit Dr. Christina Reitz at http://www.wcu.edu/6601.asp.

For more about the Athena Festival, call 270-809-4288 or by visit http://www.murraystate.edu/Academics/CollegesDepartments/CollegeOfHumanitiesAndFineArts/Music/FestivalsWorkshops/AthenaFestival.aspx.

Visit Meira Warshauer at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.

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