Orchestral Music of Meira Warshauer
Symphony No. 1, Living Breathing Earth
Tekeeyah (a call), Shofar and Trombone concerto
Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, conductor
Haim Avitsur, Shofar and Trombone soloist
Aileen LeBlanc’s slideshow and profile of Living Breathing Earth Symphony. Paintings by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Radio piece aired June 3-10, 2011, on PRI’sLiving On Earth. Watch another video by LeBlanc with photos from Meira’s backyard, her trip to the Amazon, and her time at the Hambidge Center in Georgia here.
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.