Accompanied by a student soprano and pianist, award-winning Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield will present and discuss three arias (Leah, Ruth, Rachel) from Women of Valor, her cantata on the women of the Bible with poetry by contemporary women writers.
Andrea Clearfield is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, opera, chorus, chamber ensemble, dance, and multimedia collaborations. Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that build cultural and artistic bridges. She has been praised by the New York Times for her “graceful tracery and lively, rhythmically vital writing”, the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “compositional wizardry” and “mastery with large choral and instrumental forces”, the L.A. Times for her “fluid and glistening orchestration” and by Opera News for her “vivid and galvanizing” music of “timeless beauty”. Her works are performed widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Co-sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the Intellectual Heritage Program