Choral and Concert Band Music of Judith Lang Zaimont to Be Performed in
Oregon and Arizona on October 27 and 28
New York, NY - On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October
28 at 2:30 PM, the Portland Symphony Choir, Stephen Zopfi, Artistic
Director, will present the World Premiere performances of Ms. Zaimont's
Remembrance as part of their Psalms and Meditations concerts, presented
at Congregation Beth Israel, NW 19th and Flanders in Portland, Oregon.
Other works on the program are Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Talmud
Suite by Robinovitch and I never saw another butterfly by Hardyk.
The new 23-minute Remembrance is in four movements and is scored for
soprano, mezzo and tenor soli, SATB choir, cor anglais, cello, organ and
percussion. The texts were devised/assembled by the composer and were
drawn from sources in various traditions.
Tickets for the October 27 and 28 concerts are $25 and $20 and are
available at 503-223-1217 or online at http://www.pschoir.org/store.html.
More about the Portland Symphonic Choir at http://www.pschoir.org/.
Also on October 28 at 3 PM, Ms. Zaimont's Israeli Rhapsody for concert
band will be given its Arizona Premiere by the University of Arizona
Concert Band, Dr. Gregg Hansen, conductor at Crowder Hall of the
University's Music Building, 1017 N Olive Road in Tucson, Arizona. Also
on the program will be Virgil Thomson's "A Solemn Music," a transcription
of Handel's "Water Music Suite," and the "Profanation" from Leonard
Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony.
Of Israeli Rhapsody, Judith Lang Zaimont wrote that she is 'paying
tribute to the complicated, thoughtful and joyous aspects that come
together and do indeed characterize the people who flourish in that
dramatic land.' Fragments of well-known Israeli melodies flow through
the complex piece, which ends clearly as a joyful dance.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
please contact University of Arizona at 520-626-6320 or
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Lucy Shelton performed Ms. Zaimont's "Harmonie du Soir" on Friday,
October 19 at her recital for Brown University's international conference
celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Baudelaire's
Fleurs de mal. (The piece is the opening song of the composer's French
cycle for high voice, Chansons nobles et sentimentales).
Judith Zaimont has begun a new MusicMaker blog at Sequenza21.com -
http://www.sequenza21.com/zaimont/?p=3D3 and a new MySpace page at
http://www.myspace.com/judithlangzaimont. There is also a new podcast
interview with her from Jabez Press at
Judith Lang Zaimont is internationally recognized for her distinctive
style, characterized by its expressive strength and dynamism. Her music
is widely performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and has been recorded
for the Naxos, Koch International Classics, Arabesque, Milken Family
Foundation, Albany, Jeanne, Leonarda, Northeastern, and 4Tay labels.
Her principal publishers are MMB Music, Inc., Galaxy/ECS, Vivace, Jeanne,
C.F. Peters, Lyra and Walton.
More information about Ms. Zaimont, including sound clips of many of
her compositions, is available at her website http://www.jzaimont.com/.
She is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be contacted
at 516-586-3433 or at [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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