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

Commissions

Kaminsky’s Georgia O’Keefe Opera, Today it Rains, Previews in Santa Cruz

Composer Laura Kaminsky’s big-bite idea to write the score for a contemporary opera inspired by the life of Georgia O’Keeffe suits the grand genre and subject matter. It also begs a question: How to portray

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Opera Parallèle receives $150K from William + Flora Hewlett Foundation to Commission Kaminsky to Compose Music for “Today It Rains”

MENLO PARK, Calif. (November 14, 2017) – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today the first 10 recipients of its Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, an $8 million commissioning initiative that is the largest of

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Opera Parallèle Receives Major Grant from Opera America to Support Commissioning of Kaminsky for “Today It Rains”

Opera Parallèle is delighted to announce OPERA America’s Grants for Female Composers has awarded $21,000 to Opera Parallèle to support the commission of composer Laura Kaminsky to create and premiere “Today It Rains”, in collaboration

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Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera Leads Consortium to Commission New Opera by Kaminsky, Reed

A new initiative bringing stories with purpose to all audiences Santa Fe Opera announces the launch of Opera for All Voices: Stories of our Time, a new initiative committed to telling wide-ranging stories that resonate with

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Kaminsky commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for Five Borough Songbook, Vol II

Since its earliest days, 5BMF’s artistic programming has maintained a particular focus on the emergence of new music in New York City, regardless of genre. This dedication, coupled with our mission to celebrate the city

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Opera Parallèle Co-Commissions “Today It Rains”

San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2015 – San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle (OP) has announced its first main stage opera commission, the creation of a new opera by American composer Laura Kaminsky inspired by the life

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Kaminsky Completes Two New Commissions: Dreaming Absinthe and undercurrent for upcoming premieres

Dreaming Absinthe, commissioned by Cygnus Ensemble with support from the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music for a premiere at the Morgan Library & Museum on December 8, 2015 in conjunction with the exhibition “Ernest Hemingway:

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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 “The Great Unconformity” Featured on Cellist Rhonda Rider’s Recording “The Grand Canyon Project”

The Grand Canyon Project is a recording of new works for solo cello was commissioned by the cellist Rhonda Rider as part of her National Parks residency. Laura Kaminsky’s ‘The Great Unconformity’ begins with double

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A Musical Outcry from Laura Kaminsky

See For a Purchase Premiere, “A Musical Outcry” in The New York Times, May 30, 2008 “Political and social themes are common in (Kaminsky’s) work. She wrote And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary after living in

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