MIRA J. SPEKTOR - Composer/Poet/Singer - Founder & Music Director of THE AVIVA PLAYERS who, since 1975, perform & present Chamber Music & Songs by Women Composers of the 12th to 21st Centuries. Ms. Spektor, born in Europe, graduated Sarah Lawrence College & then studied at Mannes & Juilliard. Recorded on Westminster, Concert Hall Guilde International du Disque, Original Cast Records, Capstone & AirPlay. A member of BMI, Dramatist Guild & League of Professional Theater Women, she has received many Meet the Composer Grants. She has written English, French & German Songs for Recitals & Cabaret, Chamber Music & Opera, Music for Theater, Feature Films, Scores for Channel 13 TV & Recordings.
SOME PRESS QUOTES in The New York Times : Allan Kozinn about songs from Villa Diodati (or Mary Shelley - Scenes from A Life) "The setting was attractive and tonal, and recalled some of the more graceful music in Bernstien's 'Trouble in Tahiti'. Particularly appealing was a duet between Mary and Percy Bythe Shelley 'There is no heaven but my love'"; John Rockwell for the The Passion of Lizzie Borden: "An impassioned duet.....an interesting composer" The New York Times also called The Housewives' Cantata " A sprightly songfest".