Kaplan band_6012 CCThe Concert Band unveiled a new composition for concert band and baritone voice in the Page Theatre. “Ayshet Chayil” (A Woman of Valor), composed by Steven Rosenhaus, was inspired by the text from Proverbs 31. It was the centerpiece of the band’s holiday concert, complemented by seasonal music from around the world. Rosenhaus worked with students in residency at Saint Mary’s the week before the concert and he conducted the premiere performance. This marks the eighth original composition, beginning in 1998, sponsored by the Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation to promote an ongoing Jewish cultural exchange at the university.