I Rise: Women in Song is not just my work – it is the product of so many incredible women and their creative spirit: the four authors whose words are the centerpiece of this work (Emily Dickinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou and Arlene Geller), the wonderful Lehigh Women’s Ensemble – Dolce, and the many other singers who are joining them for this performance, and of course, their incredible conductor, Sun Min Lee, whose vision and belief in this piece of music has inspired me at every step of the creative process.
1: The Beauty of Their Dreams (Eleanor Roosevelt)
2: Phenomenal Woman (Maya Angelou)
3: River Song (Arlene Geller)
4: Love is Anterior to Life (Emily Dickinson)
5: Still I Rise (Maya Angelou)