The Italian Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s In Memoriam September 11 for solo cello and stringswill be presented on Sunday, March 10 at 8:00 PM by EurOrchestra, Francesco Lentini, conductor, at the Church of San Carlo Borromeo in Bari. This performance is presented in cooperation with Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne In Musica and will be recorded for local radio and subsequently streamed internationally through CEMAT in Rome.
The composer writes about In Memoriam, “I wrote these sketches (originally for solo cello) during the days of watching the horror of the attacks of September 11: the collapse of the World Trade Center, the attack on the Pentagon, the plane crash in Pennsylvania – I didn’t have a piece in mind, or consciously set out to write one. But the sketches seemed to belong together, afterwards, and to fit the solo cello – It is my way of holding each other in our loss.” Read her full notes at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/Program_notes/September_11_notes.html and visit her website at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.
In Memoriam September 11 for solo cello and string orchestra was premiered in February 2003 at theIsraeli Embassy in Washington, DC, by solo cellist Ina Esther Joostand the King David Strings (members of the Jerusalem Symphony) conducted by Anita Kamien. Ms. Joost also performed the solo version in Israel, the U.S., Brazil and Germany. Cellist Christopher Johns also performed the soloist and string orchestra version with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2009.
A study score is available at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/PDF/InMemoriumForSoloCelloandStrings.pdf and an audio excerpt at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/compositions.html#.
Other works on the March 10 program are Cry of the Peacock by Scotland’s Janet Beat, Three Goat’s Ears by Serbia’s Isidora Zebeljan and Tres pequenas piezas by Spain’s Sonia Megias Lopez. Visit EurOrchestra at http://www.eurorchestra.it/.
Women in Music, was born in 1978 as a movement promoting and presenting music composed and created by women worldwide, of all genres and in all times. Equal Opportunities for Women in the Arts and Music is at the heart of the mission and advocacy undertaken by the Adkins Chiti: Women in Music Foundation, an Italian cultural organization, Visit them at http://www.donneinmusica.org/en/.