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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Onstage at the Opera Center – Blythe, Speedo Green, Kaminsky, Moravec and Spears

The 2018–2019 season of Onstage at the Opera Center! brings together some of opera’s most celebrated figures — Stephanie Blythe, Ryan Speedo Green, Laura Kaminsky, Paul Moravec and Gregory Spears — to talk about their creative processes

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Kaminsky’s undercurrent included on Albany Records’ “New Music for Violin and Piano”

Violinist Julie Rosenfeld has invited five composers with whom she had worked over the past 30 years, to each write a work for violin and piano. The composers include Kenneth Fuchs, Katherine Hoover, John Halle,

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As One 14th Most Produced Opera in U.S., Canada in 2016-17, Surpassing Turandot and Barber of Seville

As One is the most frequently produced contemporary opera with two dozen productions scheduled since premiere at BAM in 2014. Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed’s chamber opera As One was the 14th most-performed

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The Chicago Tribune’s Best of 2017 includes Fringe Opera’s Production of As One

John von Rhein, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune December 26, 2016 Here in Chicago there were things to regret, of course, but classical music lovers had much else to be grateful for, good things that perhaps

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Female Composers are Making Great Strides. The Classical Music World Isn’t Helping Them.

by Anne Midgette in The Washington Post | Nov 3, 2017 The headline looks like a spoof: “There’s a good reason there are no great female composers.” The article beneath it eviscerates the outputs of

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Opera America Magazine’s “My First Opera” Column Features Kaminsky and Treemonisha

“I’ve always found the making of art to be fascinating. When I was a kid, growing up in Manhattan, my younger sisters and I would incorporate what we were learning at out various lessons — piano,

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Ursula Oppens Offers New York Premiere of Kaminsky’s “Fantasy” for Solo Piano at Bargemusic

“… an extensive Fantasy for solo piano by Laura Kaminsky (N.Y. premiere) explored, in episodic fashion, piano sonorities from Debussyesque gongs and watery burbles to jazzy dialogue between the hands … with its moderation of

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Anne Midgette of Washington Post Names Kaminsky Among Top 35 Female Composers

By Anne Midgette | August 4, 2017 “Kaminsky has an extensive background in teaching and administration in addition to a long catalogue of chamber and orchestral works. The success of her first chamber opera, “As One” (2014),

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Creative Arts Initiative at SUNY At Buffalo Present Kaminsky, Allan in Artist’s Residency at Burchfield Penney

The Inspiration Between Music and Art with Laura Kaminsky and Rebecca Allan The Burchfield Penney Art Center is pleased to announce a multi-media artists-in-residence program. Composer Laura Kaminsky and visual artist Rebecca Allan will discuss

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Houston Grand Opera shines “Light” on Rothko Chapel

A review from the Houston Chronicle, following the premiere of the new Kaminsky-Campbell-Reed opera, writes: “Some Light Emerges, the new opera commissioned by Houston Grand Opera through its community collaborative initiative, dives right into Rothko

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“Some Light Emerges” is a Pronunciation of American Ideals

[In “Some Light Emerges”] Kaminsky has a knack for making characters sound real even while singing operatic lines. Director Robin Guarino’s fluent staging helped all (the characters’) human traits come across. Conductor Bradley Moore and

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Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of Kaminsky’s “Some Light Emerges”

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of “Some Light Emerges,” a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16

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Selected Reviews of Kaminsky’s Works

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Laura Kaminsky’s “Homage to Havel,” a tribute to the Czech Republic’s first president, Václav Havel. Kaminsky is a skilled composer who fully understands the capabilities and strengths of

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New Music for Flute on Bridge Records

“The Way Things Go” Tara Helen O’Connor, flute, and Margaret Kampmeier, piano, play new pieces by Laura Kaminsky, Randall Woolf, Steven Mackey, John Halle, Eric Moe, Belinda Reynolds, Richard Festinger. Buy CD

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“As One” Librettist Kimberly Reed Featured in Video for The New York Times

As One co-librettist and transgender filmmaker Kimberly Reed has created a video for The New York Times showing a day in her life – specifically April 7, when the American Opera Projects-commissioned opera opened at Utah State University. In the video, Reed

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Kaminsky to be Guest Artist in Beirut at Two Leading Universities, LAU and AUB

Laura Kaminsky will be a guest artist at LAU (Lebanese American University) and AUB (American University of Beirut). She will speak on Music with a Message: Narratives of Gender, AIDS, Climate Change, and War and Peace and Listening to the

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Seal Bay Festival names Laura Kaminsky as Artistic Administrator

The thirteenth Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, with resident ensemble, the Cassatt Quartet, has named composer Laura Kaminsky as artistic administrator. She  will moderate conversations with guest composers John Corigliano and Joan Tower after each concert,

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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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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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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 Conceives “November 21, 1963: The Day Before” at Symphony Space

Nov 11, 2013 – Since the composer Laura Kaminsky became the institution’s artistic director in 2010, music has become more integral to its programming mission. “November 21,” conceived and produced in conjunction with the Hermitage Artist Retreat in

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

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 Release Double CD of “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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Jonathan Lakeland Interview with Laura Kaminsky at sequenza21.com

Every so often we have a conversation that changes us for the better. Sometimes, we have this type of conversation with our mothers, our fathers, our close friends and allies, our colleagues, or with an

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Symphony Space, Kaminsky Assembles Salon for Gertrude Stein

For more than 30 years now Symphony Space has set aside a day to focus at length on a specific composer, artist, era or theme: Wall to Wall, the enduring marathon concept that started with

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