Mira J. Spektor

Composer, Poet

Picture of Mira j spektor

To visit Mira's Catalog of Music, click here.

To hear samples of Mira's music, click here.

Direct to Videos

Direct to French Art Songs

The New York Times has said of Mira J. Spektor and her music, "An interesting composer", "Attractive and tonal", "A passionate duet", "A sprightly songfest"...

Mira J Spektor - Composer/lyricist/poet - Her chamber operas and musicals include: The Housewives' Cantata (lyrics by June Siegel), Lady of the Castle (Spektor’s music & lyrics based on Lea Goldberg's Israeli play), The Passion of Lizzie Borden (poems by Ruth Whitman), Villa Diodati (about Mary Shelley, lyrics by Colette Inez, Byron, Shelley) and Giovanni the Fearless (A Commedia del’Arte with a libretto by Carolyn Balducci); English, French and German recital & cabaret songs and music for theater, film and TV; two books of poems, “From Seaside Houses” and "The Road to November”. She has recorded for Concert Hall, Westminster, Guilde International du Disque, Original Cast Records, Capstone and AirPlay. Villa Diodiatii was produced by Bank Street Films and is available on Albany Records. Her music scores (Georgina Press - BMI) include the feature film Double Edge (Faye Dunaway) and PBS documentaries, Art in Its Soul and Serious Comics. Her CDs include: The Housewives’ Cantata, Lady of the Castle, Mira Chante/French Love Songs, and Lullabies & Love Songs.

Since 1975, she is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Aviva Players, and her memberships include: BMI, Dramatist Guild, Opera America, and the League of Professional Theater Women. Born in Europe, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she also studied at Mannes and Juilliard. Some quotes from the The New York Times: “An interesting composer”…”Attractive and tonal” …”A passionate duet”…”A sprightly songfest”. For Scores & information: mirajspektor@earthlink.net,

"Have Song Will Travel", lyrics & music by Mira J. Spektor; 
Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Barbara Ames, piano 

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

 

"Il neige dans mon coeur", lyrics & music by Mira J. Spektor; 
Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Barbara Ames, piano 

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

 

"Indian Summer", poem & music by Mira J. Spektor; 
Lars Woodul, baritone, Barbara Ames, piano 

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

 

Train Music and "So We’ll Go No More A’Roving" (from Villa Diodati), poem by Lord Byron, music by Mira J. Spektor; 
Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Lars Woodul, baritone, Barbara Ames, piano 

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

 

"You Were There" (from Give Me Time), lyrics by Caroline Crippen, music by Mira J. Spektor; 
Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Lars Woodul, baritone, Barbara Ames, piano 

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 12, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.