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Vocal Chamber Music by Meira Warshauer Performed on June 6
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Composer Meira Warshauer’s Yishakeyni (in its tenor, flute and piano version), will be performed on Wednesday, June 6 - 7:30 PM at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This will be part of the Third Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music.
The composer writes about the music, “Yishakeyni (Kiss me)” sets the first four verses of "Song of Songs," the great love song of the Bible. It invites the listener into a realm of human and Divine love which transcends boundaries through intimate merging. In this realm, all is beauty, with longing and ecstasy the poles of expression.” Read her complete notes at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/ NEW/pages/Program_notes/Yishakeyni_notes.html. See a video performance of the piece at http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PRtPC36WRuQ.
Performers are Cantor Robert Scherr, tenor, Doris Stevenson, piano and Norman Thibedou, flute. This will be the first performance of the piece with tenor. Other works on the program are Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Paul Schoenfield; Trio by Alexander Zemlinsky; Suite Hebraique for Violin and Piano by Ernst Bloch; and Assimilations by Robert Sirota.
Tickets for the June 6 concert are $12. For more information about this concert or the Third Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music, call 413-442-4360, ext. 12 or visit http://www.jewishberkshires.org/page.aspx? id=252481.
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/brea thing_earth.html. Tekeeyah consortium performances with orchestras will continue in 2012 and 2013. 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.meirawars hauer.com.
Press inquiries about Meira Warshauer and her music can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or email@example.com.
Third Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music events are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Temple Anshe Amunim and The Berkshire Music School. Supported in part by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, the Summer Celebration of Music is also presented in cooperation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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