Fanfare For Jerusalem - HaZamir Chorale Performs World Premiere
The American premiere of Fanfare for Jerusalem by Randy Klein will be performed on March 26, 2017, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center by the 400 voices of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir. The Israel premiere will take place June 1, 2017 in Jerusalem.
The Zamir Choral Foundation, through their Jeanne R. Mandell Fund for New Music, commissions a major new work every year for HaZamir. This year’s commission was awarded to composer/pianist, Randy Klein. Fanfare For Jerusalem is a musical tribute that honors and celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem. The inspired text for Fanfare For Jerusalem is based on excerpts from the Psalms of David.
For My People
A Song Cycle by Composer Randy Klein based on the Poems of Margaret Walker
For My People is a new musical work that incorporates the poetry of Margaret Walker and the music of composer Randy Klein. This song cycle is presented in an exciting forum of a concert with multi-media video projections that correspond to the images spoken of in the poetry. The presentation also includes rare footage of Ms. Walker speaking her poetry. These art songs paint musical impressions to match the intentions of the poet’s words.
Play to Picture. Beautiful photographs of the New Jersey shore. Solo piano with sound effects paint the scene.