Women of Valor was submitted for the 2018 GRAMMYs in the following categories:
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Producer of the Year (Classical)
"...ingenious and invigorating composition...a maturing masterpiece... Ms. Clearfield has presented powerful and modern insights into the women of the Old Testament."
-Stan Schmidt, Producer/Host of Going Beyond Words, KVNO Classical
"A haunting and beautiful oratorio...superb."
-Dennis E. Ferraraon, Five Star Amazon Review
"Andrea Clearfield has constructed a major work....The soloists are excellent. Soprano Hila Plitmann and mezzo Rinat Shahan have voices that ideally complement each other....Green's direction is faultless....The recording is of the very highest standard."
-Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
Recorded at SOKA University, Mission Viejo, California, April 4, 2016
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Special thanks to
There are so many people to thank, most importantly, there would be no music without the words. We pay tribute to each writer and translator whose inspirational text gave a contemporary voice to these Women of Valor.
We are extremely grateful to
Honorary Co-Producer ($10,000 and up)
Dr. Ian Drew
Your woman of valor ($2,500)
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Bernard Franklin
Jean and Jerry Friedman
Moses and Susan Libitzky
Guy and Jeanine Saperstein
musician lover first chair ($1,000)
and our additional Sponsors
Cantor Perryne Anker
Michael and Evelyne Antin
Louise and Harris R. Clearfield
John Cygan and Cathy Merriman-Cygan
Judith E. Dolmatch
Marion H. Klein
Dr. and Dr. Allan Levine
Dr. Whitney Postman
Laura J. and Gary Rothman