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An Ark of Stars

"Lotus" by Mary Simms/Arts 4U Studio
Used by permission of the artist
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A dynamic outpouring of loss...and hope
Recipient of a National Orchestral Association Reading Fellowship
Poet/Lyricist: 
Rose Ausländer

This individual movement from So Many Corners is a showpiece for a dynamic soprano.  The simple words of Rose Ausländer, who spent the Second World War in the Czernowitz ghetto, speak volumes about hope and restoration: "In the ocean waits an ark of stars, for the surviving ashes after the flood of fire."   This setting of Ausländer's stark and compelling words pours forth with delicacy, ferocity and compassion.

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An Ark of Stars

Poem by Rose Ausländer
English translation by Ingeborg Wald

In the ocean
waits
an ark
of stars
for the
surviving
ashes
after the fireflood

Performers: 

Orchestral Reading: National Orchestral Association - Andrea Cawelti soprano - Mark Stringer, conductor (New York, NY)
Orchestral Reading: University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra - Morrie Brand, conductor ~ University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

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