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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Review in The New York Times: Symphony Space, Kaminsky Hosts Wall to Wall Sonidos

Since their founding in 1978, the annual Wall to Wall 12-hour marathons at Symphony Space have focused on a single composer; a genre, like opera; or a region, as did last year’s survey of music

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Symphony Space, Kaminsky Hosts “Wall to Wall” Sonidos

Laura Kaminsky, a composer and the artistic director of Symphony Space, hosted the event, which featured 222 performers. While the stage was rearranged for different ensembles (which led to frequent long pauses throughout the marathon),

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Kaminsky Curates “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” at Symphony Space

Conceived and assembled by Laura Kaminsky, a composer and the associate artistic director of Symphony Space, the event touched on universally recognized figures like Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Penderecki and Ligeti as well as major creators who

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Symphony Space, Kaminsky Presents Wall to Wall Behind the Wall”

As an annual gift to the city, Symphony Space has been presenting its signature music marathons since it opened in 1978. This year Symphony Space’s Associate Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky curates a program that includes

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Make Space for Laura Kaminsky

“A couple of months ago when the New York Times announced that Laura had been named the new artistic director of Symphony Space, succeeding the illustrious Isaiah Sheffer, I hesitated to put her on this website about (out)

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New Pianos for Purchase Conservatory of Music

“The conservatory’s pianos were new some 40 years ago, but today, after decades of continual use, about 85 percent of its 109 instruments “were deemed, in Steinway’s assessment, to be essentially unplayable,” said Laura Kaminsky,

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Crucial Listening for Anyone Who Values Life and Its Meaning

“And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary is a narrative and a meditation, skillfully combining words and a wide range of musical styles in a moving and uplifting experience.” – American Record Guide “In And

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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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Kaminsky Leads Concert Program “Music of Earth and Spirit” in 9/11 Aftermath

In a gesture of typical good will, Laura Kaminsky (the driving force behind Musicians Accord) presented this free concert while inviting attendees to make contributions toward the 9/11 Relief Effort via the Accord’s charitable status.

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Review in The New York Times: Romping In Joplin Folk Opera at Town Hall

Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha,” which re-emerged in a semistaged performance at Town Hall on Thursday night, speaks to so many issues that a few bear sorting out. On its most obvious level, Joplin’s 1911 folk opera

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Town Hall Artistic Director Kaminsky Surveys “A Century In a Decade”

The series was conceived by Laura Kaminsky, Town Hall’s artistic director. Ms. Kaminsky says she finds striking parallels between New York’s past and present. “When you look at the turn-of-the-century New York life, one of

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