Three major works by American Jewish composer Meira Warshauer, Ahavah (Love),
Shacharit (Morning Service) and Like Streams in the Desert, will be
performed in “Music of the Jewish Heart,” a concert by the Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, soprano Jennifer
Hines, mezzo soprano Stephanie Gregory and tenor Michael Hendrick, all
under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor on Thursday, February 2 –
7:00 PM at The Concert Hall of Slovak Radio in Bratislava, Slovakia.
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can follow Ms. Warshauer’s trip to Bratislava online through her new
blog at http://www.sequenza21.com/warshauer.html.
Ahavah and Shacharit both address a universal respect for life as human
and spiritual values. “After the Holocaust, there is a great need for
healing, reconciliation, and mutual understanding,” writes Ms.
Warshauer. Ahavah communicates the message of love and justice essential
for preserving life in the earth. Shacharit journeys through the
prayers and chants of the synagogue morning service and ends with a
prayer for universal peace. Like Streams in the Desert, was
commissioned in honor of the 50th anniversary of the state of Israel,
was inspired by Psalm 126, whose theme is the return of exiles to Zion.
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http://home.sc.rr.com/meirawarshauer/#Compositions. They are being performed in preparation for a CD recording by the same performers in the days immediately following the concert.
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Stephanie Gregory has been soloist in a wide variety of works by Stravinsky, Mozart,
Haydn, Beethoven, Puccini, Verdi and many others She has been featured
in concerts with symphonies including the Bridgeport Symphony and has
presented recitals throughout the eastern and southern U.S. Ms. Gregory
was the 2001 winner of the Jenny Lind competition, and was awarded an
extensive recital tour of Sweden. More about the Slovak Radio Symphony
and more about the Slovak Philharmonic Choir at
Meira Warshauer’s compositions have been performed and recorded to
critical acclaim throughout the United States and in Israel, Europe, and
Asia. A graduate of Harvard, New England Conservatory of Music, and the
University of South Carolina, Dr. Warshauer studied composition with
Mario Davidovsky, Jacob Druckman, William Thomas McKinley, and Gordon
Goodwin. She has received numerous awards from ASCAP as well as the
America Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the South Carolina Arts
Commission, which named her Artist Fellow in music composition in 1994
and 2006. In 2000, she received the first Art and Cultural Achievement
Award from the Jewish Historical Society of S. Carolina.
Ms. Warshauer is an Associate Music Faculty member at Columbia College,
Columbia, South Carolina . Her CDs include the soundtrack to the
documentary “Land of Promise: The Jews of South Carolina” and “Spirals
of Light”, chamber music and poetry (by Ani Tuzman) on themes of
enlightenment, on the Kol Meira label and “Revelation” for orchestra,
included on the MMC CD “Robert Black Conducts”. Her music is published
by Oxford University Press, MMB Music, World Music Press, and Kol Meira
Publications. You can find much more about her at –
For more information about Meira Warshauer, please contact Jeffrey James
Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.