Sharon has recently been invited back to New York City, for a second performance of her acclaimed composition "ASHKINA", which premiered last fall. "ASHKINA" was originally commissioned by the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music, which had a two day Music Festival this year. "ASHKINA" was the Grand Finale of the concert last year, featuring a full ensemble orchestra and choir, which were received with great enthusiasm by the audience. The Foundation was so impressed with the response to the piece, that they are bringing it back for the Festival. The concert was held on October 29th, 2005, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture building on Central Park West, NYC.
The program was conducted by acclaimed conductor Suzanne Peck.
"ASHKINA" is written for mixed choir, chamber orchestra and ethnic instruments. The music moves freely between Traditional, Western and Middle Eastern musical influences and brings about a fusion of cultures by using Hebrew, English and Turkish languages. Featured musicians for "Ashkina" were, again, Special Guest Artists, the renowned Omar Faruk Tekbilek (on Ney flute, Oud and Percussion); David Kontesz (Percussion) and Freddy Schiftan (Flamenco Guitar), among other gifted players. Last Octobers' concert was dedicated to the life of slain journalist, Daniel Pearl, as part of the global "Daniel Pearl Music Day".