Meira Warshauer’s Look to the Light will be performed by the Sharim v’Sharot choral ensemble, Elayne Robinson Grossman, Musical Director and Conductor, on Monday, July 21 – 5:30 PM at the 25th North American Jewish Choral Festival, held at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, N.Y. The event is sponsored by Zamir Choral Foundation of New York City.
Look to the Light was written in 1998 for SATB and piano and is based on a text by Rabbi Dan Grossman. The piece was commissioned and premiered by the Dent Middle School Select Chorus of Columbia, S.C. Read the composer’s notes about it at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/Program_notes/Look_Light_notes.html.
Visit Shatim v’Sharot at http://sharimvsharot.com/. More about the North American Jewish Choral Festival at http://www.zamirchoralfoundation.org/programs/najcf.htm.
Warshauer’s Bati L’Gani (I Came Into My Garden) will be performed by flutist Lyon Leifer and pianist Brian Lee on Wednesday, July 23 – 7:00 PM at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave. in Chicago Illinois, as part of Night Out: Leifer-Lee Duo at Indian Boundary.
Bati L’Gani was composed in 2003 for Paula Robison and is based on a passage from the Biblical Song of Songs. Read Ms. Warshauer’s notes about it at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/Program_notes/Bati_LGani_notes.html.
The Leifer-Lee Duo will also perform works by Copland, Poulenc, Bruce Stark, Alex Freeman and Astor Piazzolla. More about this concert at http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Night-Out-Leifer-and-Lee-Duo-at-Indian-Boundary/. Visit Lyon Leifer at http://lyonleifer.com/Home.html.
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. The Navona label has released a CD (NV5842) featuring her Symphony No.1: Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), concerto for shofar, trombone and orchestra with soloist Haim Avitsur. More about the CD at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/breathing_earth.html. The most recent Tekeeyah consortium performances were with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, conductor. Albany Records had previously released her acclaimed Streams in the Desert disk of Torah-based choral/orchestral works. Warshauer’s music is published by Hildegard, Lauren Keiser Music, World Music Press and Kol Meira Publications. Her website is at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.