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Sheherazade Retold

Posted on April 9, 2018

Eva asked me in 2016, “What about the Sheherazade project?”  and Eva asked me in 2017, “What about the Sheherazade Project?” We are busy with rehearsals for Sheherazade Retold!  (Thank you Eva for the multi-prompting!)   Set against the background of the evocative music of Maurice Raval and the bravura words of Tristan Klingsor, comes the story of “Scheherazade Retold”. Not just a fascination with the oriental and exotic culture, it is a story of forbearance, enlightenment and heroism.   Persephone Abbott, soprano Annemarie van Prooijen, violin Petr Karlicek, piano Eva van Wieringen, dance Aurora Mohr, dance Loretta Ann Simon, choreography   April 15, 15:00 in the Boomspijker Theater in Amsterdam. Entrée 15 Euro.   Program Paradis: Serenade Piazolla: Ave Maria Brahms: Hongaarse Dans…

Being a Creative Artist

Posted on December 21, 2017

“Whatever you want……even organizing your closet.” Jacomine finished her sentence with a tame suggestion.   “I need a literacy agent.” I replied slowly to her request, upping the bar for a project. My coach agreed we would work together on this objective and set up a schedule.  We followed the schedule and I obtained a literary agent.   The journey has taken nearly a year and many tears, and in retrospect, it was a lot like cleaning my closet of all sorts of unnecessary junk to discover treasure.   “What do you want to be?” She asked pointedly.   “A creative artist.” I sobbed over my cup of tea, tired of whifwaffling between a classical singer and writer.   People tend to get confused about the matter. Take, for instance, this fall…