New work for harp duo in memory of Ayelet Konieczny
January 24, 2018
The harpist Ayelet Konieczny, who tragically died young at the age of 29, loved French music. She particularly admired Henriette Renié, for being a prominent composer at a time when such a career for women was scarce. Our partners in Israel are holding a memorial concert to Ayelet on February 12th. This will feature several works by female composers, and the world premiere of a ‘Passages’, a new composition commissioned in Ayelet’s memory from Tali Glaser, harpist with the Israel Philharmonic.
We have ten copies of ‘Passages’ available free of charge to the first people who write in to [email protected] with their postal addresses. These will be sent on February 12th as we all remember Ayelet.
Tali Glaser on ‘Passages’.
” ‘Passages’ was composed in memory of Ayelet, a remarkable young Israeli who passed away at the early age of 29. I will be forever grateful to her family for honoring me with the unique experience of composing this work.
1. Desert Dawn
This movement is based on a repetitive beat which appears in different rhythmical patterns throughout the piece. These rhythms recall the energy of new life, childhood and youth.
In the desert, the sun rises in its full glory into an open space where the basic needs for life are imperative – water, shelter, compassion, optimism and love.
As we experience different chapters in our life, we struggle through heavy emotions and flow through light ones. After each “passage” we see the same world from a new perspective.
At the heart of Epilogue is a love theme which leads to a blues-style melody of nostalgia and eternal love.
I extend my deep appreciation and thanks to Michael Seltenreich and Daniel Markovich for their indispensable help in editing Passages.”
For more information about the concert on February 12th, 2018 at the Weil Center, Kfar Shmeriyahu (reception 20:00, concert 20:30), please contact our partners in Tel Aviv.