Rebekah Todia.
03/07/2017
Rebekah Todia

Story

“The Solitary” encompasses a women’s life whose love has never been discovered. Her unique perspective through self-reflection is expressed with pivotal moments, overwhelmed by contrasting feelings of rage and adoration. The Solitary integrates moods and emotions of considerable affection, agitation and moments of despair. The Solitary is a dramatic art song that carries you off to the cloistered life of a woman that love has never found.

Performed by Soprano Julie Batman at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts on March 7, 2017.

KathySakson
03/06/2018
Kathy Sakson

Story

Fergie and Buzz were spiders…extremely small, dust-speck-like spiders requiring magnification to confirm their arachnid identity. Their short life cycle, reflective of many settings presented by Mother Nature, displayed periods of minimal activity alternating with bursts of charged, and seemingly erratic movement. In this easy-going Latin piece, the composer reflects these cycles of peaceful repose and high activity seen in the natural world - to which we, too, can surely relate.

Performed by the 3rd Possession Ensemble on 3/6/18 at The Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts.

Sharon Omens
03/06/2018
Sharon Omens

Story

While writing Dance of the Angels, I wanted to create a lovely scene of beauty, hope and joy and pictured many angels dancing and rejoicing in the heavens. This composition has 3 sections with an A B A for and the melody is written primarily using dorian and lydian modes.

Performed by Alterity Woodwind Quintet on 3/6/18 at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts.