The Dayton Philharmonic, Neal Gittleman, Conductor, will feature Meira’s Tekeeyah (a call) for trombone, shofar and orchestra as part of its November 14 Concert Night program on WDPR FM 99.1 radio. The broadcast will also include an intermission interview with Maestro Gittleman, the composer and trombone/shofar soloist Haim Avitsur.
Tekeeyah (a call) was commissioned by Lilly Stern and Bruce Filler, and Bill and Linda Stern, in loving memory of their parents, Jadzia and Ben Stern, and by a consortium of the following orchestras: Wilmington (NC) Symphony Orchestra, Steven Errante, Conductor; Brevard Philharmonic, Donald Portnoy, Music Director and Conductor; University of South Carolina Symphony, Donald Portnoy, Music Director and Conductor; Western Piedmont Symphony, John Gordon Ross, Music Director and Conductor; and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, Music Director and Conductor.
Kol Meira is the publisher for this piece, and the composer believes is the first concerto for Shofar, Trombone, and Orchestra ever written.
Shofar and trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur has premiered over 60 new pieces encompassing a broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music and orchestra.