Women Awake: Four Musical Premieres
Texts by and about female spiritual leaders from several world traditions, in newly commissioned settings.
Völuspá Verses by Richard Cornell,
Numinous Spring by Ping Gao,
Angeles son by Pablo Ortiz,
Miracles of Thekla by Marjorie Merryman (Scripps ‘72) NEA premiere.
Commissioned and performed by Anne Harley, creative director/soprano (Scripps).
Gayle Blankenburg, piano (Pomona and Scripps);
Sarah Thornblade, violin (Pomona);
Brian Walsh, clarinets;
John Kilkenny, percussion;
Steve Thachuk, electric guitar;
Alison Bjorkedal, harp.