Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to composer Shulamit Ran! During her tenure as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s second composer-in-residence from 1990 until 1997, she worked closely with music directors Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim, along with principal guest conductor Pierre Boulez. Born in Tel Aviv, Ran became the second woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her Symphony in 1991.

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TOP: Shulamit Ran acknowledges applause following the world premiere of her Legends for Orchestra on October 7, 1993 | Jim Steere photo