Talk / Presentation, followed by a Q & A
ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. For more information, please contact (386) 427-6975.
The first composer to win the Berlin Prize, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor, Laura Schwendinger’s music championed by Dawn Upshaw (Tour, Naxos), Matt Haimovitz, Miranda Cuckson, Julian Wachner w/Trinity Wall Street, ACO, Arditti, JACK Quartets, ICE, New Juilliard Ensemble, Christopher Taylor, and performed by Janine Jansen, Jennifer Koh, Eighth Blackbird, Matthew Dufour, Franz Liszt Orchestra; At Carnegie, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully-Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Théâtre Châtelet, and National Arts Center CA, Tanglewood, Aspen and Ojai Festivals. Honors include a Guggenheim, Koussevitzky, Fromm founds, Radcliffe Inst-Harvard, Copland House, Harvard Musical Assn, CMA, League American Orchestra-NewMusic Alive, McDowell, Yaddo, Bellagio, American Academy Arts & Letters (Leiberson “mid-career/ exceptional gifts”), First Prize ALEA III, National Opera Center Discovery Grant for her opera Artemisia (Times Arrow), Miller Theater, Sounding Beckett (Classic Stage Co), Kennedy Center, StonyBrook, National Flute Association, and faculty at Bennington Conference, New Music on the Point, Irish Comp Summer School, Talis Festival, Switz (7/17). Her work on Notable Women a “hidden gem” in UK Guardian, in Fanfare “evokes a sense of serene mystery, infinite beauty.”, And on Centaur/Albany, as reviewed in NYT as “this captivating disc show off her acute ear for unusual textures…sketches, musical short stories of somnambulant fragility and purpose.”, and “darkly attractive, artful…moving”, in Chic Trib (Eighth Blackbird) “an acute sonic imagination…sure command of craft.”, and Boston Globe, “This was shrewd composing…genuine article. Onto the ”season’s best” list it goes.”
For more information, please visit https://www.lauraschwendinger.com/.