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We’re continuing our study of Holst’s The Planets with the second movement: Venus, the Bringer of Peace. Last week we had a fantastic session on the first movement: Mars. A big thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to the study! Venus offers a contrasting mood, with warm, delicate colors and poignant motifs. We’ll delve into the rhythmic and motivic patterns that give this movement its emotional impact.
Our special guest this session will be four-time Emmy nominee Sharon Farber! We’ll start off with a invaluable career Q&A with Sharon followed by our orchestration study. See you there!
For the optimal experience, bring your hard copy, or download the score ahead of time and bring it loaded on your pad or laptop so that we can follow along and analyze the writing.
About Sharon Farber
Four-time Emmy Award Nominated (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) for her work on the long-running daytime drama series “The Young and the Restless”, Winner of the 2013 Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for her “Outstanding work in the Art of Film Music” and the 2012 Visionary Award In Music by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase, Composer Sharon Farber has received critical acclaim as a Film and Television composer. She brings to her music influences from her Middle Eastern heritage as well as her extensive knowledge of numerous musical genres.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Sharon has been working with networks and cable broadcasters like NBC, CBS, Showtime and the WB as well as scoring feature films. She worked with famed composer Shirley Walker on the WB TV series “Batman and Superman” and won the Telly Award for best score for California 2000. Her orchestral score for the film “When Nietzsche Wept” (Millennium Films) was commercially released. Sharon scored the powerful documentary “Honor Diaries” which won many awards, as well as the features “The Dove Flyer” and the psychological thriller “Children of the Fall”.
Upcoming features include a slate of films for Aegis film group- “Mata Hari- Her True Story”, Jemiyah Jones and The Kingdom of Nir” and “Jemiyah Jones and The Vampire Ghost Ship”. Sharon is also attached to score “The Dark Return of Time”, starring Eric Roberts, and the “Pendragon” TV series.
In the concert world, Sharon has many national and international premiers and performances to her credit. To name a few: The Third Mother/ Mothers’ Lament, world premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, ASHKINA, for mixed choir, chamber ensemble and ethnic instruments, Translucent Rocks – Fantasy for Orchestra, Chorale works, song cycles, and many more. Commissions include the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Pacific Serenade Ensemble, Orange County Women’s Chorale, Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Jewish Symphony Orchestra, The International String Quartet of Yucatan and iPalpiti Artists International. Her latest acclaimed work, commissioned by The Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, Bestemming – Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narrator is being scheduled for performances internationally.
Sharon was recently featured at the “Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live” concert in Los Angeles, where she conducted a montage of her recent work entitled “Flight of Redemption”. According to the International Film Music Critics Association, “Israeli-born composer Sharon Farber wowed the crowd with a suite of music from three of her scores – Children of the Fall, When Nietzsche Wept, and The Dove Flyer – the latter of which featured spectacular performances by soloists Navid Kandelousi and Sirvan Manhoubi.” Film Music Critics Magazine, August 22nd, 2016