Ran, Shulamit

During her 2-quarter leave from the University, Shulamit wrote several compositions while also travelling to and from Rochester NY where she was the Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition at Eastman School of Music.  Among her new works, das was geschah (that which happened) for 12-person choir and saxophone quartet, with texts ranging from Paul Celan and Israeli poet Dan Pagis to passages from Genesis and Job, received its premiere as part of the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg – Music Sacra festival in Nuremberg, Germany, by the Rascher saxophone quartet and Ars Nova Copenhagen, conducted by Paul Hillier.  Works slated for premieres in the coming season include Perfect Storm for violist Melia Watres who will premiere the work in Seattle, and Silent Voices for 14 players and reader, written for the Israel Contemporary Players’ 20th anniversary season.

On May 4, 2010, Ran delivered the University of Chicago’s annual Ryerson Lecture, the second member of the music faculty to have done so since the lectureship was established in 1972.

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