Composing A Heart and Other Immigrant Stories
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00001342/00001
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Title: Composing A Heart and Other Immigrant Stories
Physical Description: Postcard
Creator: Hood, Barbara; Jefferson, Rebecca
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Rebecca Jefferson.
Publication Status: Unpublished
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00001342:00001


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Dedicated to the children of immigrants, Composing A Heart combines spoken word, taped recordings, music box, original music for clarinet, and photographs. Co-created by award winning musical theatre composer Craig Ames and clarinetist/storyteller Bess de Farber, the presentation engages the audience in a series of skillfully-delivered and captivating stories about de Farbers life and immigrant family history. Poignant and often comical, Composing A Heart celebrates the lives of her parents with stories of their emigration to Miami Beach from Poland and Argentina. Composing A Heart has been presented in concert at such noteworthy venues as the Caldwell Theatre, Jewish Museum of Florida, and Steinway Hall in NYC, as well as both recorded and live on National Public Radio. A special performance of Composing A Heart and other immigrant stories will be preceded by two short presentations from curators Rebecca Jefferson and Jim Liversidge focusing on immigrant songs and stories found in the Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries November 16th, 10.45 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, G13 on the Ground Floor Refreshments and interactive discussion to follow Clarinetist, Bess de Farber has spent her life performing recital and chamber music concerts. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Mitchell Lurie, one of the most respected clarinet professors in the world. She also was fortunate to study and perform with former CBS Symphony conductor and composer, Alfredo Antonini. In the 1980s, she served as the musicianin-residence in Pinellas County, Florida, and has performed chamber music concerts for extensively throughout Florida for the past 25 years. de Farber has been featured in recital and chamber music programs in such venues as the Norton Museum of Art, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Rollins College, Jewish Museum of Florida, Flagler and Vizcaya house museums, and Steinway Hall in NY. Photo by Lela Johnson Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica Sponsored by: Center for the Arts and Public Policy