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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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