Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

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“As One” Premieres at BAM in a Sold-Out Run to Great Acclaim

"As One" Premieres at BAM in a Sold-Out Run to Great Acclaim

American Opera Projects congratulates composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed on the resounding success of As One. A rich addition to the repertoire … formidable on all fronts … As One is everything that we […]

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Opera News Interview with Laura Kaminsky on Premiere of Musical Opera As One

<em>Opera News</em> Interview with Laura Kaminsky on Premiere of Musical Opera <em>As One</em>

Brian Kellow speaks with American Opera Projects’ composer-in-residence Laura Kaminsky about As One, her musical drama for two singers, which premieres this month at BAM. Read full interview From September 4 to 7, at BAM Fisher […]

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Laura Kaminsky Named Composer in Residence at American Opera Projects

Laura Kaminsky Named Composer in Residence at American Opera Projects

By ALLAN KOZINN of the New York Times, August 22, 2014  American Opera Projects, the adventurous Brooklyn company that has been commissioning, developing and staging new operas for a quarter century, has appointed Laura Kaminsky as its composer-in-residence, […]

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Mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke and Baritone Kelly Markgraf share the role of “Hannah,” the protagonist in “As One” premiering at BAM Sept. 4, 6, and 7

Mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke and Baritone Kelly Markgraf share the role of "Hannah," the protagonist in "As One" premiering at BAM Sept. 4, 6, and 7

Commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed Film by Kimberly Reed Performed by Sasha Cooke & Kelly Markgraf and the Fry Street […]

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Kaminsky’s “Oboe Concerto” premieres with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and soloist John Snow

Kaminsky's "Oboe Concerto" premieres with Orchestra of St. Luke's and soloist John Snow

Saturday Evening Gala Event August 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm Skirball Center Orchestra of St Luke’s Gordon Hunt and Milan Turkovic, conductors Program John Snow, oboe – Laura Kaminsky Oboe Concerto – World Premiere Pascal […]

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American Opera Projects As One – Free Special Preview/Workshop – June 17

American Opera Projects <em>As One</em> - Free Special Preview/Workshop - June 17

Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky, Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano Christopher Herbert, baritone The Cassatt Quartet Tuesday June 17, 7:30 pm Bam Fisher Hillman Studio 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, […]

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Kaminsky One of Eight Recipients of Opera America’s Grant for Female Composers

Kaminsky One of Eight Recipients of Opera America's Grant for Female Composers

New York, NY — OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the generosity […]

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Kaminsky’s Rising Tide and the “Crossroads Project” reviewed at ConcertoNet

Kaminsky's <em>Rising Tide</em>  and the "Crossroads Project" reviewed at ConcertoNet

… each movement was a sonic picture of the talk itself … [Kaminsky] has written a concentrated, emotional (sometimes agitated, sometimes more complacent) work which held its own.” – ConcertoNet.com by Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com After […]

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Kaminsky’s Opera, As One, to premiere at BAM in September 2014

As One: The Transgender Chamber Opera/Film Project Laura Kaminsky’s opera, As One, commissioned by American Opera Projects, with libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, and film by Kimberly Reed, to premiere at BAM in […]

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Art Meets Environmental Activism in “The Crossroads Project” (The New York Times)

Art Meets Environmental Activism in "The Crossroads Project" (<em>The New York Times</em>)

by Phillip Lutz in The New York Times Metro Section Art Meets Environmental Activism in ‘The Crossroads Project” This month’s blast of arctic air may have roused climate-change skeptics. But the composer Laura Kaminsky and the […]

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Kaminsky’s Remarks Upon Receiving the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

Kaminsky's Remarks Upon Receiving the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

Adventures in the Not-For-Profit Cultural Industrial Complex, January 19, 2014 Chamber Music America Conference. Thank you, Cia. And thank you Margaret, for your leadership of Chamber Music America. I am deeply honored to be receiving my […]

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Kaminsky Honored for Symphony Space’s Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

Kaminsky Honored for Symphony Space's Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

New York, NY – Three ensembles and five presenters, including Symphony Space, have been selected to receive 2014 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, […]

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Kaminsky Resigns Position as Artistic Director of Symphony Space

Kaminsky Resigns Position as Artistic Director of Symphony Space

The New York Times, January 10, 2014 – Laura Kaminsky, the artistic director of Symphony Space since 2010, and the overseer of its music programming since 2006, said on Friday that she had resigned her position. […]

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Kaminsky’s Rising Tide is Centerpiece of The Crossroads Project

Kaminsky's <em>Rising Tide </em> is Centerpiece of The Crossroads Project

Kaminsky’s most recent string quartet, “Rising Tide,” is the musical centerpiece of The Crossroads Project, an evening-long multi-disciplinary performance-science work conceived by physicist Dr. Rob Davies of the Utah Climate Center, in collaboration with the […]

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Kaminsky Featured in a Newmusicbox Profile by Frank J. Oteri: Every Place Has a Story

Kaminsky Featured in a Newmusicbox Profile by Frank J. Oteri: <em>Every Place Has a Story</em>

A conversation with Laura Kaminsky in two parts: in her office at Symphony Space in New York, and at her home studio in the Bronx, October 9. Read the full story and see the video […]

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Albany Records Announces New Release:
“The Music of Laura Kaminsky”

Albany Records Announces New Release: <br>"The Music of Laura Kaminsky"

Albany Records is proud to announce the release of “The Music of Laura Kaminsky.” Repertoire includes “Vukovar Trio,” “Cadmium Yellow,” “Music for Artur,” “Duo for Cello and Piano,” “Transformations,” “Triftmusik” and “Wave Hill.” The music is performed […]

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What Inspires You To Compose/Perform Music That Has Political Overtones?

What Inspires You To Compose/Perform Music That Has Political Overtones?

by Laura Kaminsky Originally published at NewMusicBox.org, November 1, 2003. Read the complete article. Milan Kundera has written, and I think his words take on a heightened significance today, “Even in times of greatest distress, […]

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