A Sampling of Live Concert Performances

2003 – 2012

Julia Jumps, Harmony Grisman

In Dreams; from “Indian Singing” by Ron Jeffers, text: Gail Tremblay

Wonfa Nyem; trad. Akan (Ghana) with special guest artist, Master Drummer Obo Addy

It Takes Village; by Joan Szymko, text; trad West Afrtican adage adapted by the composer.

The Beauty of Your Dreams; by Joan Szymko, text: Eleanor Roosevelt, (adapted by the composer)

Love Is The Mother; by the Righteous Mothers, arr. J. Szymko

Ave Maria; by David MacIntyre

Ella’s Song; by Bernice Johnson Reagon

Malibongwe/Asikhatali;  trad South African

Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues; by Althea Dickerson & Thomas Dorsey, arr. Ruth Huber

Shen khar venakhi; trad.Georgian, text: King Demetre I

Promising Sky; by Claudia Schmidt, with special guest artist Claudia Schmidt

Todo o Meu Ser; by Joan Szymko, text adapted from a translation by K. Rasmussen of Oripngalik (Netsilik Shaman) Portuguese translation by I.Ferrand.  (world premiere)

Tundra; by Ola Gjello, text: Charles A. Silvestri (west coast premiere)

She Rises; by Catherine Dalton (world premiere)

1992 – 2002

Ise Oluwa; trad. Yoruba song (Nigeria) arr. Nitanju Bolade Casel, spoken text: Hildegard of Bingen

Aurora; by David York, text: Judith Barrington

Call; by Joan Szymko, text: Alla Reneé Bozarth

Somebody; from “Where I Live, A Breast Cancer Oratorio” Diane Benjamin

Welcome to the Circle; by Betsy Rose

Yo le Canto; by David Brunner, text: Jakeline Rago

I Am; by Joan Szymko, text: “The Womanly Song of God” by Catherine de Vink