I am delighted by Dr. Judith Lang Zaimont's interpretation of my poem "Housewife" which served as the textual basis for her composition of the same name. The piece was performed at the Eastman School of Music yesterday as part of the Women in Music Festival, organized by Eastman faculty member Dr. Sylvie Beaudette. Susan Conkling directed the Eastman Women's Chorus in the performance which was written for piano and chorus.
I am also grateful to Dr. Beaudette for inviting me to send poetry for this commissioned project and to Dr. Conkling for her assistance in the choice of the poem but also for her superb direction of the premiere.
For more information about Dr. Zaimont, visit her web site www.jzaimont.com.