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

Selected Performances: 1997–2018

2018

As One – Peabody Opera Theatre; The Motor House, Baltimore, MD; Colleen McGonigle, mezzo-soprano; Rahzé Cheatham, baritone; James Harp, stage director; JoAnn Kulesza, music director; November 16 & 17, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Sacramento State Festival of New American Music; November 9, 2018

Guest Speaker: Metropolitan Opera Guild, NYC: Opera in the New Millennium; November 3, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Stetson University, FL; October 30, 2018

Duo for Cello and Piano – Alexis Gerlach, cello; Idith Meshulam, piano; North of History Gallery and Performance Space, NYC; October 23, 2018

The Great UnconformityAlexis Gerlach, cello; North of History Gallery and Performance Space, NYC; October 23, 2018

Triftmusik – Idith Meshulam, piano; North of History Gallery and Performance Space, NYC; October 23, 2018

From Music for Artur: Prayer; in the mist and Windswept Bluff – Idith Meshulam, piano; North of History Gallery and Performance Space, NYC; October 23, 2018

Rising Tide; The Crossroads Project – Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Indiana University/Bloomington; presented by presented by the Integrated Program in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Resilience InstituteJacobs School of MusicArts and Humanities Council, and IU Cinema. October 4, 2018

From As One: Paper Route; Three Words; Close; from Some Light Emerges: George Washington Into Mona Lisa; from Today It Rains: Scene 2 love duet; Scene 7; Onstage at the Opera Center: Creators in Concert: Laura Kaminsky – National Opera Center, NYC; Sarah Moulton Faux, soprano; Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano; Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano; Jorell Williams, baritone; Mila Henry, piano; September 27, 2018.

As One – Chautauqua Opera; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; Matthew Gray, director; The Fry Street Quartet; Steven Osgood, conductor; August 7, 2018

As One – Cincinnati Opera; Music Hall, Wilks Studio, Cincinnati, OH; Amber Fasquelle, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Worth, baritone; Robin Guarino, director; July 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2018

Rising Tide; The Crossroads Project – Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Arts for the Soul, First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE; April 27, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA; April 26, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Southern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA; April 25, 2018

Rising Tide; The Crossroads Project – Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Del Mar College; Corpus Christi, TX; April 24, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Cutting Edge Concerts: Symphony Space, NYC; April 23, 2018

Deception – Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Katzin Concert Hall, ASU/Tempe, April 14, 2018

As One – ÆPEX Contemporary Performance; Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI; Jennifer Cresswell, mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Lasch, baritone; Kathleen Kelly, director; Kevin Fitzgerald, music director; April 5-7, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; March 29, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, Stocker County Arts Center, Lorraine Community College, March 28, 2018

As One – Skylark Opera Theatre, The North Garden Theatre, St. Paul, MN; Bergen Barker, mezzo-soprano; Luke Williams, baritone; Robert Neu, director; Jeffrey Stirling, music director; March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, Cleveland State University; March 26, 2018

Rising Tide; The Crossroads Project – Intermountain Sustainability Summit: Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Egyptian Theater, Weber State University, Ogden, UT; February 28, 2018

Deception –  Ensemble Pi; Adelphi University, February 17, 2018

Duo for Cello and Piano – Ensemble Pi; Adelphi University, February 17, 2018

Rising Tide, The Crossroads Project – Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Utah State University, Logan, UT; February 15, 2018

Rising Tide; The Crossroads Project – Fry Street Quartet; Dr. Robert Davies; Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT; February 10, 2018

As One – Anchorage Opera; Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts; Ashley Cutright, mezzo-soprano; Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone; Andreas Mitisek, director and conductor; February 9–11, 2018

The Full Range of Blue Hub New Music; Razzo Hall, Clark University; February 2, 2018

As One – Boston Opera Collaborative; Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA; Britt Brown, Rebecca Krouner, mezzo-sopranos; Scott Ballantine, Andrew Miller, baritones; Greg Smucker, director; Andrew Altenbach, conductor; January 25–28, 2018

As One – Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building; Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano; Wes Mason, baritone; Mary Birnbaum, director; The Fry Street Quartet, Robert Wood, conductor; January 27 & 28, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival; Hub New Music; The Old Church, Portland, OR; January 23, 2018

The Full Range of Blue – Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival; Hub New Music; 18th & Union, Seattle, WA; January 22, 2018

As One – Hawaii Opera Theatre; Aloha Tower; Honolulu, HI; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; The Fry Street Quartet; Robert Wood, music director; Jeffrey Buchman, director, January 11, 13, 14, 16, 2018

10,00 go-go boots – Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; Mila Henry, piano; National Opera Center, New York; January 13, 2018

2017

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music; Northeastern University, Boston, MA, December 9, 2017

As One – Des Moines Metro Opera; Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano; John Moore, baritone; Kristine McIntyre, director; Polymnia Quartet; Michael Sakir, conductor; November 17-19, 2017

As One Chicago Fringe Opera; Center on Halstead: Hoover-Leppen Theater; Samantha Attaguile, mezzo-soprano; and Jonathan Wilson, baritone; Zafa Collective String Quartet; Alexandra Enyart, conductor; Amy Hutchison, director; November 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017

Right To Life – Five Borough Songbook; Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Bagwell, piano; National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY; November 16, 2017

As One – San Diego Opera; Joan B. Kroc Theatre; Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; Kyle Lang, director; Bruce Stasyna, conductor; November 10, 11, 12, 2017

Rising Tide – Fry Street Quartet; The Crossroads Project; St. John’s University, MN; November 10, 2017

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, Mississippi College; October 27, 2017

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, University of Rhode Island; October 21, 2017

Right To Life – Five Borough Songbook; Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Bagwell, piano; Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, Bronx, NY; September 17, 2017

Right To Life – Five Borough Songbook; Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Bagwell, piano; Trinity Lutheran Church, Staten Island, NY; September 16, 2017

Fantasy – Ursula Oppens, piano; New York Premiere; Here and Now Labor Day Festival; Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY; August 30, September 1 & 2, 2017

As One – New Orleans Opera, June 2, 3, 4, 2017. Brenda Patterson, mezzo-soprano; Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone; Polyhymnia String Quartet; Frances Rabalais, director; Robert Lyall, conductor; Marigny Opera House

As One – Long Beach Opera, May 13, 20, 21, 2017. Danielle Marcelle Bond, mezzo-soprano; Lee Gregory, baritone; David Schweizer, director; Andreas Mitisek, conductor; The Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Oboe Concerto – Dannielle McBryan, oboe; Purchase Contemporary Ensemble; Dominic Donato, music director; Recital Hall; Purchase College/SUNY; May 2, 2017

Scenes from As One – Claire Weber, mezzo-soprano; Peabody Conservatory String Quartet (Kaleigh Acord & Naomi Schrank, violin; Daniel Jacobs, viola; Tzu-Jou Yeh, cello); Baltimore War Memorial; April 28, 2017

Scenes from As One – Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano; Jorell Williams, baritone; the Cassatt String Quartet; Mila Henry, music director; Jewish Theological Seminary, NY; April 26, 2017

Rising Tide – Bronx Arts Ensemble Quartet; Studio Theatre, Lehman College/CUNY; April 22, 2017

Rising Tide – Fry Street Quartet; The Crossroads Project; Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis; April 12 & 13, 2017

10,000 go-go boots – (from Jeannette Rankin: Fierce Grace); for mezzo soprano and piano; libretto by Kimberly Reed; other composers: Ellen Reid, Kitty Brazelton and Laura Karpman); commissioned by Opera America; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; April 7, 2017

undercurrent – Julie Rosenfeld, violin & Peter Miyamoto, piano; University of Connecticut/Storrs; March 31, 2017

undercurrent – Julie Rosenfeld, violin & Peter Miyamoto, piano; Firehouse 12; New Haven, CT; March 30, 2017

undercurrent – Julie Rosenfeld, violin & Peter Miyamoto, piano; Bard College Conservatory of Music; March 29, 2017

undercurrent – Julie Rosenfeld, violin & Peter Miyamoto, piano; Purchase College Conservatory of Music/SUNY; March 28, 2017

Duo for Cello and Piano – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Whitman Songs – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Until A Name – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Just Here, Sitting Now – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Music for Artur – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Calendar Music – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Triftmusik – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Duo for Flute and Piano – University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

202-456-1111 for Flute and PIano – world premiere; University of Minnesota/Duluth New Music Festival; March 24, 2017

Some Light Emerges Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX; March 16-17, 2017

The Full Range of Blue – Hub New Music, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; March 9, 2017

As One – Opera Colorado, Denver, CO; March 2–4, 2017

10,000 go-go boots – (from Jeannette Rankin: Fierce Grace); for mezzo soprano and piano; libretto by Kimberly Reed; other composers: Ellen Reid, Kitty Brazelton and Laura Karpman); commissioned by Opera America; University Club, New York City; February 24, 2017

Rising Tide – Fry Street Quartet; The Crossroads Project; University of Utah; February 24 & 25, 2017

As One – Pittsburgh Opera; Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano; Brian Vu, baritone; James Lesniak, conductor; Frances Rabalais, director; February 18, 21, 24, 26, 2017

Right To Life – Five Boroughs Songbook; Flushing Town Hall, February 12, 2017

Right To Life – Five Boroughs Songbook; DiMenna Center; February 11, 2017

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