Sharon has recently returned from Israel, where her commissioned concert piece, TRANSLUCENT ROCKS, was premiered to rave reviews, with repeated performances. The piece, which was commissioned by The Israeli Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Gil Shochat, opened up the 2007-8 Season and was premiered on 10/16/07.
From the press: "It was "Translucent Rocks", a fantasy for orchestra, which was commissioned by The Israeli Chamber Orchestra from the young Israeli composer Sharon Farber, which made the strongest mark at the concert... It's been so long since I've heard such a beautiful piece in every sense of the word, and that during its performance I felt that I was in the classical era, instead of listening to something that recently came out. Although there is a programmatic reference to Jerusalem stones and to the history that the stones observe in the past, present and optimistic future, the musical phrases, And the honest and warm humanity that Farber expresses, these are the elements that make her music a communicative creation that speaks to your heart, without even referring to it's title. Without any arrogance, with flowing writing and almost innocent harmonies, Farber, who also composed the music for the film "When Nietzsche Wept", made the large audience respond enthusiastically with a very sincere and authentic feedback." TRANSLUCENT ROCKS was created with the help of a grant from The American Music Center.