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Piano and Cello Recording

A project in New York, NY by Eric Starr

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Funding of New Music that Honors Visionary Women in History
Backers: 50
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $7,271 of $14,000
Dates: Sep 21st -> Nov 5th (45 days)
Project By: Eric Starr
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Latest News

Rehearsal video of "L'Envoi" by Edward Brittain

October 30th - via:
In the 5th movement of my piece Between the Sandhills and the Sea, I embedded a song written by Vera's brother Edward. He was an aspiring violinist and composer but he died on the Asiago Plateau (Italy) in 1918. He was just 22 years old.  This is my... (Read More)

Michelle Alvarado (piano) with Jennifer Larson (narrator)

October 29th - via:
This is the final piece in our program of music. The poetry recited here is by Winifred Holtby and W.E. Henley, respectively.  This video is from our performance at Voxman Music Hall, University of Iowa.   You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to... (Read More)

Michelle Alvarado talking with page turner Angelo

October 27th - via:
Michelle Alvarado talking with page turner Angelo while warming up before our concert at Voxman Music Hall.  (Read More)

After our concert at the gorgeous Voxman Music Hall in Iowa City!

October 27th - via:
Left to Right: Hannah Holman (cello), Michelle Alvarado (piano), Jennifer Larson (narrator), and Eric Starr (composer)  (Read More)

Hannah Holman warming up before our concert in Waverly, Iowa

October 27th - via:
We played a really neat concert at the Bachman Fine Arts Center @ Wartburg College as part of the Waverly Chamber Music Series. Here’s Hannah warming up before the show:  Hannah Holman, cello  (Read More)

Hannah and Me at Carnegie Hall, 2018

October 18th - via:
We have SEVENTEEN days left of our campaign. Please consider sharing our Kickstarter link with your friends and family! Thank you!  (Read More)

Michelle Alvarado and Hannah Holman

October 16th - via:
Michelle and Hannah in Brooklyn after a rehearsal of this program of music. We are presenting these pieces next week in the American Midwest. See for more info!  (Read More)

Spoken Word Essay About Vera Brittain and WWI

October 12th - via:
Here's a short essay I wrote about the life and legacy of Vera Brittain and WWI. I hope you find it interesting. 🎶  (Read More)

Check out the Score!

October 6th - via:
This is a short iPhone video of the score on computer playback. All totaled, this project is about 95 pages long.  What you see and hear in this video is a segment from "Movement V" of Between the Sandhills and the Sea.  The cello is playing... (Read More)

L'Envoi - Music by Edward Brittain (Vera Brittain's brother)

October 3rd - via:
L'Envoi by Edward Brittain, with lyrics by Roland Leighton This is page one of a piece of music by Edward Brittain, with lyrics by Roland Leighton. The fifth movement of my piece Between the Sandhills and the Sea incorporates an instrumental... (Read More)

YouTube Interview

September 29th - via:
Check out this interview I did for my brother Jeffrey's YouTube channel. I hope you like it!   (Read More)

Memories Saved: Dried Heather From Vera Brittain's Journal

September 24th - via:
While writing this music honoring VB and WH, I went to McMaster U. where Brittain's archives are housed. I went to the university to study her original manuscripts and more. In one of her journals, which was dedicated to her fiancé who died in WWI,... (Read More)

Incredible start! We are on our way!

September 22nd - via:
Today is day #2 of my fundraising campaign. I'm delighted and humbled by the response so far. A big THANK YOU to all who have pledged! I am so grateful for your generous support!   (Read More)

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