Israeli cellist Ina Esther Joost Ben-Sasson will perform Meira’s Bracha, arranged for cello and piano (with the composer at piano), as part of her “My Journey” program at Columbia College in Columbia, SC on March 23 – https://www.facebook.com/ events/1832615556998481/.
She’ll present a master class, a solo recital and other events at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. More information at https://artsandsciences.sc.edu/jstp/ina-esther-joost-ben-sasson-principal-cellist-jerusalem-symphony-orchestra-0.
Meira writes, “We met in Jerusalem 20 years ago, when I was preparing for several commissions honoring the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel. And we’ve been friends ever since.”
Ms. Joost Ben-Sasson recounts her personal journey and life choices, with musical illustrations from each phase. The renowned cellist shares her musical and spiritual path, growing up in post-war Germany, moving to Paris as a young adult where she performed with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain, converting to Orthodox Judaism while in Paris, and making aliyah to Israel to accept the post of Principal Cellist with the Jerusalem Symphony, a position she held for over 20 years. Ms. Joost Ben-Sasson illustrates her personal experiences and life choices with musical examples from each phase. Composers include J. S. Bach, Ernst Bloch, Max Bruch, Joachim Stutschewsky, Paul Ben-Haim, Noam Sheriff, Andre Hajdu, Daniel Akiba, and Meira Warshauer.
More about Ina Ester Joost Ben-Sasson at http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/jstp/ina-esther-joost-ben-sasson-principal-cellist-jerusalem-symphony-orchestra-master-class.
More about Bracha at https://meirawarshauer.com/works/bracha/.