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Choral Music of Judith Shatin Performed by Naama Women’s Choir

December 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Judith Shatin’s Shapirit Y’fehfiah (Beautiful Dragonfly) will be performed by the Naama Women’s Choir, conducted by Pnina Inbar, on Sunday, December 16 – 8:00 PM at the Zlilim Bamidbar Festival in Sde Boker, Israel.

The composer writes, “Shapirit Y’fehfiah (Beautiful Dragonfly), is a setting of the lighthearted Hebrew poem of that name by Israeli poet Mira Meir. The beautiful dragonfly looks at herself in a pool of water, and preens, thinking none is more beautiful than she. After wondering what to wear in the evening, she dips here wings, making them glow, then darts away. 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.

Naama Women's Choir is renowned as one of the finest choirs in Israel. Founded in 1989 by conductor, singer and arranger Pnina Inbar, Naama Women's Choir is dedicated to musical excellence and the introduction of classical music to varied audiences of all ages. The choir is comprised of 30 singers. They frequently perform throughout Israel and abroad in concerts, festivals and competitions. The choir performs acapella or with piano accompaniment, with an orchestra, various instrumental ensembles, soloists, and also as a smaller ensemble. Visit them at http://www.naama-music.org/58200.html.

Called “highly inventive...hugely enjoyable and deeply involving” by the Washington Post and "exuberant and captivating" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Judith Shatin's music is renowned for its dramatic shape and imaginative blending of acoustic and digital media, as well as her work in each. Orchestras that have performed her music include the Denver, Houston, Virginia, Illinois, Knoxville, Minnesota, National and Richmond Symphonies. Her chamber and choral music is internationally performed and has been featured at festivals throughout North America and Europe. She has been commissioned by organizations and ensembles including the Barlow Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Kronos Quartet, Library of Congress, National Symphony, the Dutch Hexagon Ensemble, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus and the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus.

Ravello Records has reissued Judith Shatin's acclaimed CD Piping the Earth - http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1434848. Her music can also be heard on the Innova, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently 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.

For press inquiries about Judith Shatin, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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