For many composers, getting started on a symphony can be a serious challenge. Johannes Brahms famously spent some twenty years completing his first such work.
But for South Carolina composer Meira Warshauer, inspiration was a bit easier in coming. She found it in the world around her.
“I knew that I wanted to write something about the Earth,” Meira says. “Really, since the first Earth Day in 1970, I’ve been an environmentalist.”