2016 März-24 Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s “Carolina Gallery”

Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Carolina Gallery Performed by Opus Two on March 24 at University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia

The Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Carolina Gallery for violin and piano will be performed by Opus Two, violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock on Thursday, March 24 – 7:30 PM as part of their concert in the Recital Hall at University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly Street in Columbia.

The three compositions in Carolina Gallery are inspired by works by South Carolina artists and commissioned by William Terwilliger for the Opus Two Duo, with funding from the Office of the Provost at the University of South Carolina. The three artists are: Christian Thee, whose Orientation Gallery greets visitors at the Columbia Museum of Art, Alex Powers, whose Perpetuate Slavery Or is in the permanent collection of the Columbia Museum of Art, and Philip Mullen, whose painting Women in the Country, is on permanent display at the Koger Center for the Arts at the University of South Carolina. More about the music at https://meirawarshauer.com/events/opus-two-premieres-commissioned-works-by-meira-warshauer/.

The concert will include comments by artists and composer, and visual representations of the artworks as part of the performance. Visit Opus Two at http://www.opustwo.org/.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-576-5763 or visit http://calendar.sc.edu/music/event/showEventMore.rdo.

Meira Warshauer has devoted much of her creative output to Jewish themes and their universal message and her work also reflects a love and concern for the earth. The Navona label has released a CD (NV5842) featuring her Symphony No.1: Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), concerto for shofar, trombone and orchestra with soloist Haim Avitsur. More about the CD at http://meirawarshauer.com/discography/living-breathing-earth/. The most recent Tekeeyah consortium performances were with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, conductor. Albany Records had previously released her acclaimed Streams in the Desert disk of Torah-based choral/orchestral works. Warshauer’s music is published by Hildegard, Lauren Keiser Music, World Music Press and Kol Meira Publications. Her website is at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.

(von Jeffrey James Arts Consulting)