"Peace is a Woman in a House" World Premiere this weekend

Filled with gratitude after an astounding performance by the phenomenal musicians of the Lorelei Ensemble and Chinese calligrapher Mike Mei last night of my new composition, "Peace is a Woman in House".

It has been a very intense two weeks of rehearsals, problem-solving, and many extra hours to pull together this extremely ambitious project, which asks all the performers to go way beyond their comfort zones - improvising large sections of the piece, performing with complex movement and staging, memorizing so much music. How lucky I am to have had the trust and collaboration of these amazing artists!

I am especially indebted to Beth Willer, artistic director, for pulling out all the stops to help realize my vision for this composition. The performance was truly collaborative - these musicians co-created the piece with me, from the music to the movement and the timing -  and I am in awe of the experience they created last night.

Excited for tonight's concert at Lowell Lecture Hall, Harvard University!
8pm, Saturday May 23
17 Kirkland St. at Oxford St (behind Sanders Theatre, enter on Oxford St)

This pre-concert write-up in the Globe gives a really nice preview: