Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Barbara Memorial program

A gathering to share our memories of Barbara Spiegel took place March 19th at the Auditorium of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Mimi, Jean-Luc, Judy, Holly, Sara, and Philip shared their reminiscences of Barbara (you might have suspected that Barbara was a wild teenager, and now we know) and the music was utterly beautiful: 

Natalie Aroyan, Soprano 
Pavlina Dokovska, pianist 
Pleurez mes yeux from LE CID By MASSENET [French] 
Io son l’umile ancella from ADRIANA LEVOUVREUR By CILEA [Italian] 
“Ay Vart” (Oh Rose) By SKENTYAROV [Armenian] 

Groong” (The Crane) by KOMIDAS [Armenian] 
Nye poi krasavitsa” (O sing no more) by RACHMANINOV [Russian] 
Ebben! N’andro lontana from LA WALLY By CATALANI [Italian]

[music links point to performances by other artists]
[to view the program, click here] 
[to view Mimi Gross program sketches, click here]
[for more photos, click here] 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Barbara's name to either 
Oratorio Society of New York
1440 Broadway 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Requests for additional information can be sent to this email address: