In 2001, the ensemble Vox Femina Los Angeles produced Celebrating Women, Celebrating Our Diversity. This concert utilized poems chosen by VFLA’s Artistic Director, Dr. Iris Levine, from LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Los Angeles youth describing their personal experiences and journeys. Joan Szymko was one of three composers VFLA commissioned to set these poems to music utilizing 3 distinct styles. It was entitled “The Tolerance Project,” and all three commissions were premiered in June 2002.
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"'Pendulum' emerged as the best of the Tolerance Project's five selections, a triumph of creative writing for Joan Szymko." — BEVERLY HILLS OUTLOOK