Posted by Sharon Torello
The chance to hear brand new classical music in the presence of the composer is a rare treat, so make this on your calendars!
Source: Program notes from Women of Valor:
The concert begins with a brief introduction by composer Andrea Clearfield followed by an exciting performance of the "Women of Valor Suite.” The performance includes a newly commissioned piece, “Hagar,” (words by Germantown Jewish Center member Ellen Frankel. The concert will be performed in a special chamber version, featuring soprano Elizabeth Racheva and mezzo-soprano Suzanne Du Plantis, with violin, piano and percussion. The full suite includes six movements, consisting of three pairs of biblical women: “Sarah,” “Hagar,” “Leah,” “Rachel,” “Jocheved,” and “Miriam.” The Women’s Sacred Music Project (WSMP) decided to commission the new movement so that Hagar would be remembered as a woman of valor, along with Sarah, the wife of Abraham. WSMC is a public charity (501c3) organized in 1997 to promote the creation and performance of sacred music by, for, and about women at the highest level of excellence.
Here is a Facebook event.
And the evening schedule:
Join us for an interfaith musical event co-sponsored by The Women's Sacred Music Project, the Daylesford Abbey and GJC.
7:45 PM - Refreshments & Havdallah
8:00 PM - Interfaith Symposium on the Woman of Valor Figure in the Hebrew Bible and Muslim tradition with Dr. Ellen Frankel, Zakiya Islam & Reverend Susan Teegen-Case
9:00 PM - Meet the Composer, Andrea Clearfield, followed by performance of the Chamber Suite from “Women of Valor,” including Sarah, Hagar (newly commissioned), Rachel, Leah, Jocheved, and Miriam
10:00 PM - Interfaith Selichot Service
Please join us and invite friends, both Jewish and not, for the music and interfaith dialogue.