Meira’s Spirals of Light for flute, cello and piano will be performed on March 13 at Penn State Abington in Abington, PA, as part of as part of their Music Common Hour series. Performers will be pianist Gilya Hodos, Adeline Tomasone, flute and Vivian Barton, cello.
Spirals of Light invites the listener into the sacred center, swirling and spiraling into stillness. The quiet, which follows, resonates with the mystery of the Infinite. Joyous energy then awakens, flowing into the world. The trio and the poem by Ani Tuzman were commissioned and premiered by the Columbia College Departments of Music and History and Political Science, Columbia, South Carolina, 1996. Read the poem and hear the first movement, Slow Whirl Into Stillness, here.
The piece was a 2016 winner in the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music for Flute and Other Instruments awards category. It has been recorded for the Kol Meira Productions label.
This is part of Enlightened Ladies, a program that also features music by Cécile Chaminade, Mel Bonis, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Louise Farranc.