A musical invocation for the arrival of the 21st century, Tikkun-Mending was composed by Giteck during her residency at Jack Straw Cultural Center
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During the last year of her residency at Jack Straw, Janice Giteck composed Tikkun-Mending, a millennium invocation for tenor and orchestra based on Sanskrit and Hebrew scriptures, with a witty English complement by Seattle writer Sallie Davenport.
Tikkun-Mending is dedicated “to the loving memory of my grandfather’s family, the 99 Perskys and Podbereskys who, within one day, perished at the hands of Nazi SS troopers in their village synagogue of Vishnevo, Belarus,” states Giteck. The word “tikkun” is Hebrew for “mending” and Giteck describes her new work as a musical invocation for the arrival of the 21st century.
Conductor Marsha Mabrey, internationally acclaimed tenor John Duykers, and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra premiered Tikkun-Mending on May 21, 2000 at Meany Hall.
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