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On Thursday, March 23, Soprano Anne Harley will perform a recital of world premières in Garrison Theater at 7:30 p.m. entitled Female Esoterics in Song. Harley commissioned Karola Obermüller's PERSEVERE, a 20-minute work for voice, harp, and live electronics. This NEA ArtWorks commission juxtaposes the Ther?g?th? ['Verses of the Elder Nuns'], the oldest known collection of women's literature, in its original Pali language with Tibetan texts from female Tibetan esoterics. Moshe Shulman's Seven Prophetesses, a 2015 Fromm Foundation Commission, incorporates poetry written by poet Juli Varshavsky. Varshavsky's text describes the seven prophetesses in the Jewish tradition. The recital also features selections from Jodi Goble's song cycle Valentines from Amherst. The cycle won second place in the 2017 National Teachers of Singing's Annual Art Song Competition. Goble's work for solo voice and piano sets poetry by Emily Dickinson.