Erev Shel Shoshanim, by Jospeh Hadar arr. Klebanow
Conducted by Abigail Fernandez
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Abigail Fernandez is originally from the Philippines and is now studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in music education. Abigail’s primary instrument is piano and she sings alto in both the concert choir and the collegiate chorale and is the school photographer for VanderCook College of Music. Prior to her junior year she has performed with the symphonic band, orchestra, and the jazz band. After graduation she plans on becoming a choral director at a middle school or high school.
Erev Shel Shoshanim was written in the 1950s in the style of a Jewish folk song. It was written by Joseph Hadar and arranged by Klebanow. This piece is mainly in C minor with a few dissonant chords, usually the result of suspensions, which tend to resolve logically. The altos carry the melodic material thus defining the tone of the piece to be warm and rich.