Music of Earth and Spirit — Reflecting Kaminsky Concern for Humanity

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. Suitably enough she programmed the concert as a reflection of her own — and surely others’ — concern for humanity. Her own River Music could not have been more pertinent, as it suggests her wide travels and love for music rooted in the soil and in the heart, as the program title conveys to us. The 17-minute work for flute, percussion and piano is made up of five movements, with a traditional balance of tempo, dynamics, and general musical character throughout; it closed the first part of the program in a rousing fashion … Ms. Kaminsky can create soft, evocative moods as naturally as she writes music that moves with force.”

– extracted from a review in the New Music Connoisseur of Music of Earth and Spirit, a concert produced by Musicians Accord a month after 9/11