Spirals of Light, an afternoon of music by Meira Warshauer, will be presented on Sunday, March 23:30 PM at Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Rd. in Columbia, S.C., as part of the Light the Way concert series.

The program will include the World Premiere of Figment, a setting of a poem by Jack Burkheimer, performed by Janet Hopkins, mezzo- soprano, Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute, Dusan Vukajlovic, cello and Warshauer at the piano. Mr. Burkheimer will read his poem prior to the performance.

Jack Burkheimer has become a poetic spokesperson for the homeless community in Columbia.  His poem, “Figment,” eloquently portrays his experience living on the street, and routinely being ignored by passers-by, as if he were not even there.

The concert includes other chamber music by Ms. Warshauer with the Figment performers as well as pianist Charles Fugo. Also on the program are guitarist Marina Alexander with her violinist son Daniel Rabinovitz, and Cassie Premo-Steele reading Ani Tuzman’s poem, Spirals of Light.

Musicians and artists in Columbia, S.C. are targeting homelessness with a concert series, Light the Way – each concert benefiting a different homeless outreach. The March 2nd Spirals of Light concert benefits Columbia Family Shelter.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($20 adults, $10 students/seniors), call Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC at 803-787-2023 or visit http://www.lightthewaysc.com. The concert is co-sponsored by Tree of Life, Beth Shalom Synagogue, and the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.

Meira Warshauer has devoted much of her creative output to Jewish themes and their universal message and her work also reflects a love and concern for the earth. Her music is published by Hildegard, Lauren Keiser Music, World Music Press and Kol Meira Publications and her website is at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.

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