“Place These Words”, the last movement of Meira’s Ahavah (Love) will be discussed at Zamir Chorale of Boston‘s Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music by Women Composers symposium on Wednesday, May 20 @ 7:30 pm at Temple Reyim in Newton, Mass.
Read about the composer’s extraordinary environmental inspiration for the piece at Ahavah (Love).
The program will feature a panel of distinguished women composers, conductors and scholars, including New York composer Benjie Ellen Schiller, Meira, Los Angeles conductor Noreen Green, Philadelphia conductor Julia Zavadsky, Rutgers University musicologist Rebecca Cypess, and Boston musicologist Judith Pinnolis.
Each of the composers will introduce themselves, say something about the work that they do and talk for a few minutes on some aspect of the topic. Then there will be a freewheeling discussion on various themes, such as “why have women been excluded from the canon for centuries?” “what are the challenges you face today as a composer?” “is there a unique sound to music composed by women?” “in what ways are your compositions set to Jewish texts different from others?” Finally, members of the audience will be invited to pose questions.
The program is produced by the Zamir Chorale of Boston and co-sponsored by the Hadassah Brandeis Institute and Temple Reyim.