Seven Prophetesses

Moshe Shulman’s Seven Prophetesses sets seven newly commissioned Hebrew poems by Juli Varshavsky, which imagine the inner landscapes of the seven prophetesses from the Jewish tradition. Scored for voice, harp, and string quartet, with a reduction for harp and voice also available, the intensely modern take in words and music opens a unique window into the worlds of these seven women: Miriam, Huldah, Esther, Avigail, Sarah, Hannah, and Deborah. Premiereing at Scripps College this March 23, 2017, and at the UNM Composers’ Symposium 2017.¬† Shulman’s newest composition for Voices of the Pearl marks an important¬† and joyful milestone in our collaborative project: his composition, Shir Ha Shirim launched the Voices of the Pearl project over 5 years ago.