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Photo Credit: Photo of "Plastic Ocean" by Bonnie Monteleone (courtesy of the artist)


Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents was commissioned by Gail Anastasion, Janna Baker, and Laurie Walden, in loving memory of their mother, Patricia M. Baker.

Ocean Calling II: From the Depths, was commissioned by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association, with Meira as their selected composer for 2012.

Ocean Calling III: The Giant Blue, which will receive it's world premiere at UNCW this spring, was commissioned by Matt and Debbie Long in loving memory of Mary Eunice Troy, Matt's grandmother and Meira's first piano teacher.

Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Lopartis are part of the performing consortium for the Ocean Calling series.

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Plastic Ocean by Bonnie Monteleone
Photo of "Plastic Ocean" by Bonnie Monteleone (courtesy of the artist)

Ocean Calling

Meira Warshauer, composer
Norman Bemelmans & Elizabeth Loparits, piano

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Acclaimed composer and Wilmington native Meira Warshauer premieres the first two sections of Ocean Calling for North Carolina audiences. Ocean Calling is a three-section work for two pianos inspired by Warshauer’s deep connection to the ocean and her commitment to its preservation. The new work will be performed in its entirety during the UNCW New Music Festival in the spring.

Performed by resident pianist Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits, the work utilizes the full range of the pianos’ sonic capabilities to evoke the ocean’s varied sounds and moods, including such non-traditional techniques as plucking, stroking and “bowing” (with glass and horse hair) the strings inside the instrument.

Warshauer's Symphony No.1: Living, Breathing Earth was commissioned by Dayton Philharmonic, SC Philharmonic, & Western Piedmont Symphony, profiled extensively on Public Radio International & recorded by Moravian Phil for Navona Records.

Proceeds from this performance will support a new piano scholarship at UNCW in the memory of Mary Eunice Troy.

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