Women Warriors: The Voices of Change releases; Chapter 6 - 'Yearning to Breathe Free'
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change multimedia concert performed by Orchestra Moderne NYC, under the direction of Amy Andersson, features the music of eight renowned female film composers and presents 800 years of women fighting for human rights and equality. This 80-minute interactive experience is a socially and culturally relevant world premiere concert which includes historical visuals from the past to present day. Women Warriors: The Voices of Change celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human, civil, and minority rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
Orchestra Moderne NYC and Conductor/Producer Amy Andersson team with composers Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber, Mandy Hoffman, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi, and Lolita Ritmanis, who together have created a rich and cinematic orchestral experience in seventeen world premiere pieces that inspire hope and courage for women and girls around the world. Special guest artists include; Afghan rapper/songwriter Sonita Alizadeh, fifteen year old singer/songwriter Isolde Fair, and violinist Nathalie Bonin. Iranian human rights activist and author Masih Alinejad is the honored guest speaker.
Sharon Farber is a four time Emmy Award Nominated Film, TV and concert music composer. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Farber is the recipient of a 'Society of Composers and Lyricists Award,' a 'Visionary Award In Music,' and a 'Telly Award.'
Farber is a true believer in Hans Christian Andersen's quote; "When words fail, music speaks" and she is honored to be a part of the Women Warriors, Voices of Change concert and it's historical importance. Always drawn to human stories, she feels privileged to be able to musically communicate the teaching and moral of these narratives and shine light on the human experience.
For Chapter Six - 'Yearning to Breathe Free,' Farber composed "Hurryiah-Wind in My Hair ", honoring Masih Alinejad and the struggle for freedom by the women of Iran. Farber says; "To feel the 'Wind in my hair' is such a simple request and yet in many parts of the world, this plea is denied." The piece was a musical opportunity for Farber to create a fusion of Middle Eastern rhythms combined with the rich sound of the orchestra, and one female voice asking for freedom.
Join us at New York's Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - September 20 2019 at 8:00pm for this historical and stunning concert experience which celebrates the strength and heroism of female global activists fighting for human and civil rights, environmental causes, and gender equality.
The opening theme music for this podcast was provided by Penka Kouneva
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