|Bess de Farber and Craig Ames
Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Web site: http://www.clarinetstories.com/content/composing-heart
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Dedicated to the children of immigrants, Composing A Heart combines spoken word, original music for clarinet and piano, audio recordings, a music box, and photographs. Co-created by award winning musical theatre composer Craig Ames and clarinetist/storyteller Bess de Farber, the presentation engages audiences in a series of skillfully-delivered and captivating stories about de Farberís life and immigrant family history. Poignant and often comical, Composing A Heart celebrates the lives of her parents with stories of their emigration to Florida from Poland and Argentina. Composing A Heart has been presented at such noteworthy venues as the Levis JCC and the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, the University of Florida, Jewish Museum of Florida, and Steinway Hall in New York City, as well as on National Public Radio.