Judith Shatin’s Shapirit Y’fehfiah (Beautiful Dragonfly) will be performed by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus, conducted by Christine Howlett, on Sunday, April 6 – 3:00 PM in Skinner Hall of Music on the campus of Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The composer writes, “Shapirit Y’fehfiah (Beautiful Dragonfly), is a setting of the lighthearted Hebrew poem of that name by Israeli poet Mira Meir…I was drawn to the lively rhythms and colorful language, and composed this piece for treble chorus while in residence at Mishkan Amanim, an artist colony in Herzliah.” More about the piece at http://judithshatin.com/?p=483.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 845-437-7294 or visit http://music.vassar.edu/concerts/.

Innova Records will issue Judith Shatin’s Time to Burn (http://www.innova.mu/albums/judith-shatin/time-burn) CD this Spring, with a combination of chamber and electroacoustic music performed by the Cassatt Quartet, violist James Dunham, pianist Margaret Kampmeier and others. The debut recording of her Chai Variations by pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst on the CD Keeping Time is now also available from Innova – https://www.innova.mu/albums/mary-kathleen-ernst/keeping-time. Her music can also be heard on the Ravello, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com

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