Orchestral Music of Meira Warshauer
Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, conductor
Haim Avitsur, Shofar and Trombone soloist
Jose (Ze) Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria, who supported their family by tapping rubber trees in the rainforest of Brazil, were murdered May 24, 2011 for speaking out against forces destroying the forest. Their story was featured on the same PRI’s Living on Earth program which ran Aileen LeBlanc’s profile of my symphony. Here is a link to that story, with a moving video of Ze Claudio’s prescient speech.