DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, ALL DATES ARE FLUID

Check back in Winter 2021 for possible updates

contact: lschwendinge@wisc.edu

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting  

Tel: 516-586-3433; E-mail:  jamesarts@att.net   

website http://www.jamesarts.com

covid impacts Fall/ Spr 2021-2022
updates to follow

RECENT ONLINE EVENTS AND CONCERTS

Staging Artemisia

The artist's life in performance

Discover how Artemisia's story has been told in opera and theatre

Friday, 6 November 2020

6 - 7.15 pm BST; Available online only

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/events/staging-artemisia-the-artists-life-in-performance-06-11-2020

Featuring Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens, co-founders of multimedia performance company Breach, whose play 'It’s True, It’s True, It’s True' is a gripping dramatisation of the 1612 rape trial brought by Artemisia. Also participating are composer Laura Schwendinger and librettist Ginger Strand, whose opera, 'Artemisia', produced in New York and San Francisco, is a riveting portrayal of the artist’s story. Both productions will be made available to attendees following the event.

Also in the news in the UK

News https://inews.co.uk/culture/artemisia-gentileschi-the-artist-who-grabbed-life-by-the-throat-national-gallery-exhibition-412141

Currently playing...

VII. Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer, by Gustav Klimt from

ARTIST'S MUSE, with Chameleon Arts Ensemble

by Laura Schwendinger

The Floating Lounge

C3 Composers Martha Horst and

Laura Schwendinger with the Spektral Quartet

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM, Zoom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tKF7AOQjnU&t=4084s

Madison New Music Festival

All the Pretty Little Horses (2018) - Laura Schwendinger Trace Johnson, Cello October, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mweAGfoeGLM

Adele Bloch Bauer, Lady in Gold from Artist's Muse

CDS forthcoming on Albany featuring solo piano works

with Christopher Taylor

Over the Misty Mountains with oboist Aaron Hill

 

The Violinists in My Life with Miranda Cuckson and

Eleanor Bartsch

and flute and piano literature with Christina Jennings and

Blair Mcmillan

Kay Ryan Songs featuring Mezzo Patricia Green, cellist Leonardo Altino and pianist Chrsitopher Taylor

The Cygnus Ensemble has recorded Footfalls from the acclaimed

"Sounding Beckett" Series & The Garden of Earth Delights for an upcoming CD

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Aspen Music Festival 2020 Virtual Season Seminar

I: Uncommon Women of Note

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yJXCOVsHas

starts at 7:01

This roundtable discussion focused on the history and currency of the realities facing women composers.

Chaired by Julia Wolfe, the intergenerational participants reflect on their shared heritage as female composers—a lineage in which they are defining members.

Participating composers include Tania León, Missy Mazzoli, and Laura Schwendinger. Joseph Pfender moderates. There will be the opportunity for audience questions through the chat function.

  • Julia Wolfe 

  • Zosha Di Castri

  • Tania León

  • Missy Mazzoli 

  • Jessie Montgomery

  • Laura Schwendinger

  • Joan Tower

  • Joseph Pfender

    • moderator

U P C O M I N G  / R E C E N T
C O N C E R T S

Projects, premieres, works, performances with Spektral Quartet with C3 and Bernard Rands, PANdemonium4, Eleanor and Alice Bartsch with the UW and Dubuque Symphonies, Triopolis, Vocal Ensemble Artemisia, a new work in collaboration with Ginger Strand and Leni Schwendinger, Cabaret of Shadows with Third Eye Theater (Chicago) and Musiqa (TX) & , a new saxophone ensemble work for NU Sax Ensemble. Recent performances and panels: Eastman, Oberlin Conservatory, Aspen,  Juilliard, & others.

May, 2022

Visby, Composers Centre Fellowship, Sweden

Spr. 2022

Nightingales for Eleanor and Alice Bartsch

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and UW Symphony Orchestra

2022

A new saxophone nsemble work for Taimur Sullivan's NU Sax Ensemble at

Northwestern University, Evanston IL.

March 5, 6

2022

March 5, 2022

Cabaret of Shadows - A New work for Musiqa, and Third Eye Opera Theater, in with lighting artist Leni Schwendinger and text by Ginger Strand a 2020 Fromm Foundation Commission awardee

Chiaro di Luna, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra Strings, Victor Yampolsky conducting Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra Strings.

Tour 2022

Nine Muses, PANdemonium4 presented by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, has been rescheduled. Vanderelli Room's outdoor space with a rain date of Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM

F E A T U R E D  N E W S  A N D  R E V I E W S

January, 2021 Recording session with Matt Haimovitz,

Fluorescenza in Marfa, TX for the Primaveranzia, LLC

Released on Oxingale     Primavera: The Wind

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Aug. 4/6, 2021

July. 20, 2021

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Trace Johnson Cello, playing ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, Madison Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison WI

New Music Chicago  Presents C3 at Nevermore

7/20 7:30pm 

April 30, 2021

ARTEMISIA vocal ensemble, with Chicago Composers Consortium. http://c3composers.org/wordpress3/?p=931 STARS (premiere) and All Those That Love You by Laura Schwendinger

Feb. 21, 2021

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Jan. 22, 2021

Love Sonnets, Baker & Baker presents

Duo Cortona

Friday, January 22 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m | YouTube

https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/baker-baker-presents-duo-cortona

January, 2021

ARTEMISIA and Left Coast Awarded $20,000 from then NEA, through the community engagement program.

Recording session in Marfa TX of Primavera Trasformata for Cello Solo, A Primavera Project Commission from Matt Haimovitz

ARTEMISIA AT TRINITY in BROADWAY WORLD, MUSICAL AMERICA

and New Yorker & reviewed in the NY Times

New York Times Review!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/arts/music/classical-music-youtube.html

“Artemisia” lasts just 80 minutes, but fits in big themes set to

music of quivering intensity. The story of the rape is there,

blended with Gentileschi’s unbearably compassionate painting

of the biblical character Susanna, who was ogled and shamed

in her bath. But larger questions of idea and form, image and projection, sight and gaze also find nuanced and intelligent treatment." CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM

Video at:

https://vimeo.com/334827356

From San Francisco Classical Voice,
"Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Proves That Great Opera Needn’t Be Grand"

World premiere of Chamber Version by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, June 3, 2019

    -"Laura Schwendinger's Artemisia, on the other hand, is sumptuous on every level...Schwendinger’s score is striking. Often, it’s the little things, like the intoning of ‘Susanna’: the stressed syllable rising before the terminal fall, a nagging presence grudgingly accepted. Or the resolutions of the diminished fourths in Tommaso’s aria, a breathtaking piece of worry and longing...Most memorably, the music underscores Artemisia’s deteriorating vision. Tender, high-pitched glimmers shift so as to be out of reach. The shadows are flat-sounding chords: impressionistic, but with a distinctly contemporary sensibility.”

- By Rebecca Wishnia; Link to review https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/left-coast-chamber-ensemble/left-coast-chamber-ensemble-proves-that-great-opera-neednt-be

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/arts/music/classical-music-youtube.html

https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/classical-music/times-arrow-2?fbclid=IwAR3Ds-LGg0g0nRRk_b3KQA81xcz8Gn8Dt_XSvKq84IfAZ472NULOkrApfy0

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Trinity-Church-Wall-Streets-Times-Arrow-Festival-to-Focus-on-Female-Artists-20190213

https://www.wqxr.org/story/must-see-classical-concerts-march-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2a8AkAJG08r0BvSqqF80vMXM7Jc-0R40wRC1a2jBT4G8kcS8Zm1oSalvY

https://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=42150&categoryID=5

https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/2018-2019/times-arrow

http://www.leftcoastensemble.org/dorothea-artemisia/

https://www.sfcv.org/music-news/left-coast-doubles-down-on-the-old-new-model

http://operawire.com/left-coast-chamber-ensemble-presents-2-first-time-opera-composers-in-dorothea-and-artemisia-from-the-field/

http://www.leftcoastensemble.org/dorothea-artemisia

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Heather Buck – Susanna; Oliver Mercer –
Tassi in Trinity Wall Street NOVUS production

"Artemisia, on the other hand, is sumptuous on every level...Schwendinger’s score is striking."

-SF Classical Voice

August 8, 2020

to be

rescheduled

Nonet, Aspen Music Festival.

Tim Weiss-Director, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival and School 

April 19, 2020

to be

rescheduled

Una breve canzone senza parole, Spektral Quartet, Conmposer's Consortium. Constellation, Chicago

The Bernard Rands Effect: Ten world premieres. https://spektralquartet.com/concerts/2020/4/19/the-bernard-rands-effect-ten-world-premieres

March 28, 31

April 25, 2020

to be

rescheduled

Tripolis; This Flood of Stillness, University of North Texas- College of Music - Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma ( Recital Hall ), Chamber Music International Season Fundraising Concert

April 18, 2020

to be

rescheduled

March 16, 2020

For Paris, Wisconsin Chamber Choir Music She Wrote https://www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org/our-season

Guest Speaker, Forum series at Juilliard School

March 1, 2020

Feb 16, 2020

Jan. 28, 2020

Nine Muses premiered by

PANdemonium4 at Otterbein University

and University of Kentucky

with Lindsey Goodman

Jan. 4, 2020

Constellations for flute and percussion. SF Conservatory, Kick-Off Weekend | New Music Ensemble. Nicole Paiement, Director. https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/kick-weekend-new-music-ensemble

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Z Space, 450 Florida St, San Francisco, Saturday, June 1/ 2, 2019

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Proves That Great Opera Needn’t Be Grand

By Rebecca Wishnia , June 3, 2019 

- Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

World premiere of chamber version

http://www.leftcoastensemble.org/dorothea-artemisia

INTERVIEW ON KDFC https://www.kdfc.com/2019/05/artemesia-from-left-coast-chamber-ensemble/

With a libretto by Ginger Strand, Featuring: Artemisia: Bethany Cofland; Tomasso: Kyle Stegall; Susanna: Marnie Breckenridge; Abra/Tuzia: Nikki Einfeld ; Jonathan Smucker and Igor Vieira; Elder 1/ Tassi, Elder 2/ Cosimo, Matilda Hofman, conductor

ARTEMISIA. An opera of passion, betrayal and art in 17th cent Italy. Libretto by Ginger Strand

Trinity Wall Street Novus ( premiere), 

Left Coast Ensemble world premiere (new chamber version), Center for Contemporary Opera (60 min preview with piano)

https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/2018-2019/times-arrow

Cast

Augusta Caso - Artemisia

Heather Buck - Susanna/ Abra

Oliver Mercer – Agostino Tassi/Elder 1
Christopher Burchett – Cosimo di Medici/Elder 2
Brian Giebler – Tomasso/Occulist
NOVUS NY; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor; Christopher Alden, stage director

http://wisconsingazette.com/2016/05/19/uw-music-professor-pens-new-opera-about-female-baroque-painter/

http://ls.wisc.edu/news/schwendingers-artemesia-to-make-new-york-premier

Yeti, Cupacabra and Nessy from Creature Quartet

8th Annual Caroga Lake Music Festival based in Caroga Lake, NY

Aaron Hill will be touring with Over the Misty Mountains to Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. He will be playing recitals.  I'll be at Southern Miss 3/18, Troy University 3/19-20, UGA 3/22, and spending a day at the Atlanta Music Project 3/23.

June 1, 2

2019

Sept. 28, 2019

Aug 30,

2019

March 2, 3 2019

Feb. 8, 2020

Cortona Duo, Love Sonnets

Eastman School, Rochester

Feb. 3, 2020

Cortona Duo, Love Sonnets

Thrive Music, Baltimore

March 18

19-20,

22 2019

March 24

2018

Brescia Italy,High Wire Acts

dèdalo ensemble
flute Daniela Cima, clarinet Nicola Zuccalà, violins Giacomo Invernizzi and Daniele Richiedei,viola Carlo Costalbano, cello Matteo Zurletti, piano Elena Pasotti
Vittorio Parisi director

Artemisia lasts just 80 minutes, but fits in big

themes set to music of quivering intensity"

- NY Times

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Left Coast Ensemble in rehearsals with Marnie Breckenridge, Bethany Cofland and Matilda Hofman

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 “an acute sonic imagination and sure command of craft” 

 -Chicago Tribune

"darkly attractive, artful and moving…"   -NY Times

“it evokes a sense of serene  mystery

and infinite beauty” -Fanfare

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Richard Troxell and Augusta Caso in

rehearsal for Artemisia with Trinity Wall Street

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Sara Jobin, Director, Kevin Johnson-Cosimo

Daniel Folz-Morrison-Tassi, Jennifer Sgroe

Rehearsals for Nov 3. performance at

Symphony Space

https://www.symphonyspace.org/events/artemisia

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Center for Contemporary Opera preview, Artemisia
https://centerforcontemporaryopera.org/2018-2019-season/artemisia/

https://centerforcontemporaryopera.org/season-2018-2019/

 

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Saturday November 3rd, 2018

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Purchase Tickets Here

By Laura Elise Schwendinger, With Libretto by Ginger Strand

Conductor Sara Jobin, Stage Director Fred Ambrose

Pianist Jerome Tan

Cast:

Artemisia Augusta Caso

Tommaso Blake Friedman

Susanna Jennifer Sgroe

Abra/Tuzia Anastasiya Roytman

Elder 1 Daniel Folz-Morrison

Elder 2 Kevin Johnson


Adam Keunzal plays Aurora
https://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/who-we-are/musicians-soloists-conductors/orchestra-musicians/321-flute/713-adam-kuenzel

https://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/showcase/308-essay

https://www.justflutes.com/laura-elise-schwendinger-aurora-product1433876.html#gref

 

Atlantic Center Master residency
https://www.facebook.com/events/781053828767268/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura, JACK Quartet, Christopher Taylor and Jamie Van Eyck at Oktaven Studios during recording session of Creature Quartet

JACK named Ensemble of the year by Musical America. Laura's CD mentioned in Strings magazine

http://stringsmagazine.com/jack-quartet-to-perform-at-the-ojai-music-festival/?fbclid=IwAR32o1OOxUlK0yJgzWkawKkDssTMeIK6lQI6gaWEM5PMXmLMA7sibcizr1o

https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2018/11/everything-that-rises-john-luther-adams-celebrates-landscapes/

Laura signs exclusive publishing catalog contract with Keiser Southern

https://keisersouthernmusic.com/composers/laura-schwendinger

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Feb 24

2019

UW Iowa, Concert to celebrate Olly Wilson

Schwendinger Sinfonietta and more

https://arts.uiowa.edu/events/cnm-ensemble-concert-iii/2019-02-24

Feb 12 2019

Far Over the Misty Mountains,

Aaron Hill's UNR Oboe Recital

Feb 10 2019

High Wire Act

Collage New Music, Boston with Lash, Shepard,

Park and David Rakowski's music, http://www.collagenewmusic.org/concert-info-and-tickets/concert2

Jan 28

2019

Phillip Bush, Ari Streisfeld, Rachel Calloway Streisfeld, and Claire Bryant, brilliant musicians all, are on this show. Music by Laura Elise Schwendinger, Caroline Shaw, Alvin Singleton, Gabriela Lena Frank, Philip Glass, \Kamala Sankaram, and Judith Weir. At the Columbia Museum of Art.

Jan 26

2019

All the Pretty Little Horses,

Ensemble 4 These Times, San Francisco

Jan 25-27

2019

CHAI COLLABORATIVE ENSEMBLE performs

LOVE SONNETS

CHAI based in Chicago are dedicated to performing substantial and approachable programs of mixed vocal and instrumental chamber music. Our repertoire runs the gamut, ranging from beloved classics to newly commissioned works, with many hidden gems

Jan 25th-27th https://www.chaicollaborative.org/

Jan 20

2019

Eclipse, Durward Music, https://www.facebook.com/events/236934557208382/ Coe College, Iowa

Dec 2

2018

Adam Kuenzel, Minnesota Orchestra Principal Flutist, Minnesota Orchestra

JOYA Conert Series, featuring music of Poulenc, Martinu and Schwendinger (Aurora). Zion Lutheran Church. Anoka, MN

Nov 18

2018

Faculty Recital of Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano

University of Michigan

Earl V. Moore Building - Britton Recital Hall

Repertoire for this evening’s recital will be Mozart’s Fantasy in C Minor, K. 396, Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, Laura Schwendinger’s Van Gogh Nocturnes for Solo Piano (2008), and Debussy’s Petite Suite for Piano Four Hands with Hyejin Cho, piano.

https://events.umich.edu/event/56649

Nov 2

2018

Center for Contemporary Opera, excerpt

from Artemisia, Sara Jobin, conductor

Symphony Space, NY

https://centerforcontemporaryopera.org/2018-2019-season/artemisia/

Laura, Matt Madden, and Tracie Morris, Master Artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency #170. July 2018

https://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/event-or-exhibition/insideout-residency-170/

Laura receives MacDowell and Yaddo fellowships for

Summer 2020, 2018 (an eleven time awardee)

http://portablemacdowell.org/#news/84-artists-awarded-macdowell-fellowships-for-summer-residencies

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/84-Artists-Awarded-MacDowell-Fellowships-for-Summer-Residencies-20180423

 

84 Artists Awarded MacDowell Fellowships for Summer Residencies

 

Press Release – April 23, 2018

Press Releases Artist News Fellowships

The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 84 artists from 18 states and six countries, from Colorado to Virginia and from Portugal to Nigeria. They are working in seven disciplines, and 43 percent identify as culturally diverse while 56 percent are women. The fellowships are for upcoming summer residencies at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations.

The incoming group of MacDowell Fellows includes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer, poet Monica Youn, composers Mark Dresser, Laura Schwendinger, and Kate Soper, performance artist John Kelly, playwrights Brian Selznick and Rebecca Taichman,

filmmakers João Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro Rodrigues, and visual artists Nayland Blake, Tod Lippy, and Mary Lum.

CD QUARTETS RELEASED featuring JACK QUARTET

Albany 1/1/18

JACK is Musical America's Ensemble of the year!

REVIEWS OUT in MAY/ JUNE FANFARE

For QUARTETS!

     "Gestural and yet powerfully organized, Schwendinger’s voice is highly individual. The performance by the JACK Quartet is impeccable, and as a

studio recording it is technically more secure than the live Vimeo video. The sheer intensity of both music and performance thereof is spellbinding, as if the passion of the composer for her subject shines through like a light."

-Colin Clarke-
 

ALBANY WEBSITE

Amazon

On Albany Records Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0G7Jx3pubw

Excerpt on Vimeo of Animated Version, premiere, featuring animations by

Pauline Gagniarre; https://vimeo.com/246846582

http://jackquartet.com/albumcovers/

http://www.leftcoastensemble.org/community-events/2018/5/18/kurt-rohdes-farewell-tour-part-1

Oct 27

2018

Michael Strauss Violist, performs

FOR PARIS at University of Indianapolis

FOR PARIS at Viola Day with Michael Strauss - University of Indianapolis Indianapolis IN +

Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

http://michaelisaacstrauss.com/shows/viola-day-university-of-indianapolis/

Oct 20

2018

Violinist in My Life, Eleanor Bartsch and Larry Axelrod, Chicago Composer's Consortium, Chicago

Sept 23

2018

May 17
2018

May 6 2018

April 3

2018

Three Movements for solo viola, with Kurt Rohde's

New viola works

May 17 – UC Davis, 12 noon

May 18 – Center for New Music, 7pm

Dates in April TBA in Georgia

http://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/kurt-rohde-new-works-viola

http://www.leftcoastensemble.org

/community-events/2018/5/18/kurt-rohdes-farewell-tour-part-1

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May 4

2018

Co-winners of the 2018 University of Washington, Strings and Piano Chamber Competition, Daisha—perform music by Beethoven, Schwendinger, and Brahms in the year-end UW performance by this talented group of undergraduates coached by faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir- UW Seattle

PROGRAM

Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3; Schwendinger: C'e la Luna Questa Sera?; Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8; https://music.washington.edu/events/2018-05-04/scholarship-chamber-group-daisha

March 23

2018

March 16

2018

“Sounding Beckett” The Intersection of Music and Drama, featuring the Cygnus Ensemble in Footfalls

A two-day event focused on music inspired by the playwright, Samuel Beckett. Featuring a concert by New York’s Cygnus Ensemble, instrumental master classes, a lecture and panel discussion with Patricia Boyette, UW-Madison professor of theatre & drama, and a reading/workshop of student composers’ pieces.

March 10

2018

The Cortona Duo, UW Madison

Love Sonnets

http://www.music.wisc.edu/event/guest-artists-cortona-duo/

Feb 27 2018

"Rapture", Joshua Gordon and Randy Hodgkinson at Brandeis with an eclectic program: Farrenc, Schuller and Kodály

Aurora, a NFA Young Artist Competition Commission

performed 7 times at The National Flute Association

National Convention!

Premiered by Adam Kuenzel, principal flute of the Minnesota Orchestra, and

semifinalists: Alison Fierst, Victor Wang,

Hannah Leffler, Pauline Jung and Daniel Gallagher

Available through Presser

http://www.presser.com/shop/aurora.html

http://www.hildegard.com/

http://store.hildegard.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=105_74_89&products_id=598

http://www.hildegard.com/catalog.php?keyword=494-03104

http://www.hildegard.com/composer_detail.php?id=170

Reviews, May 21, 2017

Boston Music Intelligencer For Artist's Muse, by Leon Golub

Chameleon Paints With Music

http://www.classical-scene.com/2017/05/21/chameleon-paints/

"The Artist’s Muse for flute, clarinet, cello, piano and percussion, a world premiere Koussevitsky Commission from Laura Elise Schwendinger, followed. Without the mediation of words, the composer proceeded directly to the inspiration behind the painter’s work, bringing to life the women behind seven famous masterpieces, as though honoring but also contesting the visual surface. Throughout, Boldin’s flute served beautifully as the ongoing voice of the perennial muse, the elusive “Other” constructed

by the gaze of male painters. A short introduction took us out of linear time, William Manley’s percussion especially effective in plunging us into vanished realms, from the enigmatic interiority of a 15th-century Young Girl by Petrus Christus, to the concluding gold-patterned swirl of Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer. Picasso’s Jacqueline appeared with all

of her modernist angst, Cézanne’s wife moved bodily in a poignant waltz, Leonardo’s Cecilia Gallerani stroked her elegant carnivorous ermine, and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pitcher appeared with staccatos in the piano and pizzicatos in the strings, bathed in the light of percussion as she poured her milk. With a sudden twist of waltz, so to speak, the mood darkened as the eternal muse took the form of Sargent’s Madame X, cosmopolitan and scandalous, high-priestess of intoxication and city lights, followed in conclusion by her more vulnerable sister, gold-shimmering Adele Bloch-Bauer, vestal and victim, muse and mourner. Schwendinger’s delightful piece effectively transformed my own gaze on the Artist’s Muse by introducing a competing muse of flesh and bone, hardship and failure, grievance and glory, behind the painter’s still-life effigy."

 

“The chamber works grouped together on this captivating disc show off Laura Elise Schwendinger’s acute ear for unusual textures. In these works, scored for solo violin; nonet; violin and guitar; or a quintet of flute, piano and strings, she sketches musical short stories of somnambulant fragility and purpose. The color palette she draws from these modest forces is v

aried and expressive — and brilliantly rendered by a fine roster of performers." (Fonseca-Wollheim), The New York Times

“This was shrewd composing, the genuine article. Onto the 'season's best list' it goes.” (Richard Buell), The Boston Globe

Mead Witter School of Music Colloquium Series

Laura Schwendinger presents "Artemisia: an opera of passion, betrayal and art in 17th century Italy"September 29, 2017

The UW-Madison School of Music Colloquium Series meets on select Fridays, 4:00-5:30pm, during fall and spring semesters. Speakers come from within the School of Music, the larger campus community, as well as from other academic institutions and musically-related organizations throughout the United States. All Colloquia are free and open to the public. This Colloquium Series is funded by the UW-Madison School of Music and organized by the School of Music Colloquium Committee

http://som-colloquium.blogspot.com/

March

1-3, 2018

Featured Composer at Washington State University's Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FOCAM),

School of Music at College of Arts

Presenting lectures, masterclasses, coaching, and her music to

be featured on the final dedicated evening concert

https://calendar.wsu.edu/event/festival-contemporary-art-music/

Feb 15

2018

Cygnus plays Schwendinger's Beckett

work "Footfalls" at Sarah Lawrence

Records Schwendinger, Biscardi

Feb 4

2018

Over the Misty Mountains for solo oboe,

US Premiere with Aaron Hill, UW-Madison
Thursday, February 15, 2018
IDEAS and LANDSCAPES

Jan 30

2018

Juan Pechuan Ramirez (prinicipal oboe of Deutsche Oper, Berlin) premieres

Over the Misty Mountains for solo oboe,

work dedicatee; February  4, Valencia Spain, Sala Matisse, València

https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-concierto-juan-pechuan-kayoko-kobayashi-recital-duo-oboe-y-piano/

Dec 5

2017

Duward Music Ensemble, Eclipse for large mixed Ensemble. ISU,Normal

Nov 19 2017

Aviary (14:00)  Western Percussion Ensemble

Anthony DiSanza, director.(2015) or the songs of imaginary birds, afterhours

Nov 11, 12

2017

Oct 9

2017

Oct 3

2017

Taos Chamber Music Group,

Rumor for flute and cello

Harwood Museum of Art in Taos

Duo Cortona

Ari Streisfeld, Rachel Calloway-

Love Sonnets, settings of Shakespeare; University of South Carolina

http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/concerts_and_events/southern_exposure/

 

Duo Cortona

Ari Streisfeld, Rachel Calloway

Love Sonnets, settings of Shakespeare

College of Charleston

https://blogs.cofc.edu/sota/2017/09/27/duo-cortona/

Duo Cortona-

Ari Streisfeld, Rachel Calloway

Love Sonnets, settings of Shakespeare

College Hall, New Music New College

Sarasota Florida

http://www.newmusicnewcollege.org/amernet.html

https://www.ncf.edu/about/news-and-events/performance-and-lecture-series/new-music-new-college/

Laura circa 1997:2003.jpg

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Aurora for flute and piano, an NFA 2017 Young Artist Commission

Hildegarde Publication, Available through Presser

http://www.presser.com/shop/aurora.html

http://www.hildegard.com/

http://store.hildegard.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=105_74_89&products_id=598

http://www.hildegard.com/catalog.php?keyword=494-03104

http://www.hildegard.com/composer_detail.php?id=170

Articles in CAP Times

OPERA AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF OPERA GRANTS FOR FEMALE COMPOSERS
Supported by The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

SEVEN COMPOSERS AND SEVEN OPERA COMPANIES
AWARDED A TOTAL OF $200,000 

The most recent round of Discovery Grants attracted 68 applicants, and an independent adjudication panel selected seven composers to receive a total of $100,000.

The recipients are Julia Adolphe, Mary Ellen Childs for On Beyond, Emily Doolittle, Nkeiru Okoye , Rene Orth, Elena Ruehr and Laura Elise Schwendinger for Artemisia. The third round of Discovery Grants to be awarded since the program’s inception.

Artemisia is a co-commission from Trinity Wall Street Novus,

NY and the Left Coast Ensemble, SF.

http://operaamerica.org/Content/About/PressRoom/2016/04202016.aspx

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At WFMT Chicago

http://blogs.wfmt.com/relevanttones/2017/03/08/international-womens-day/

http://blogs.wfmt.com/relevanttones/2012/06/30/lincoln-trio/

http://blogs.wfmt.com/relevanttones/2017/03/08/international-womens-day/

USF Chamber Music Recital

Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- soprano, collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works by Laura Schwendinger

http://theledger.eviesays.com/event/5716659/usf-chamber-music-recital-patricia-green-mezzo-soprano?tid=40514780

Irish Composition Summer School 2016

Laura Elise Schwendinger as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students. Martin O'Leary and Gráinne Mulvey will give daily guidance and lectures. Our performers are the Robinson Panoramic Quartet.

http://www.composerssite.com/content/irish-composition-summer-school-2016

http://www.composers.ie/sites/default/files/ICSSBrochure2016.pdf

 

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Name/Laura-Elise-Schwendinger/Composer/10942-1

http://www.albanyrecords.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AR&Product_Code=TROY1390&Category_Code=a-NR

https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Schwendinger-Works-Instruments-Orchestr/dp/B00A0OHWO8

NY Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/arts/music/nonprofessional-musicians-like-contemporary-challenges.html?mcubz=1&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/arts/music/julian-wachners-trinity-choir-at-zankel-hall.html?mcubz=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/arts/music/american-composers-orchestra-review.html?mcubz=1

https://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/?action=click&contentCollection&region=TopBar&WT.nav=searchWidget&module=SearchSubmit&pgtype=Homepage#/laura%20schwendinger

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/31/arts/music/31pock.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/arts/music/bard-college-singers-and-composers-at-the-morgan-library.html

https://www.secondinversion.org/tag/laura-schwendinger/

ARCHIV MUSIV

Eleanor Bartsch, Violin

At Guggenheim Foundation

https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/laura-elise-schwendinger/

Trinity Wall Street Choir with Julian Wachner and Matt Haimovitz perform Six Choral Settings at Carnegie Hall

RECENT CONCERTS

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Aug 2017

July 2017

Durwood Music Ensemble

performs Brushstrokes
Kirkwood Community College-Cedar Rapids 8/24- Luther Memorial Chapel, Grand View University-Des Moines 8/26

Young ArtistCompetition Commission

National Flute Association Conference

Premiere with Minnesota Orchestra Principal Flute Adam Kuenzel http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convention/Competitions/Young-Artist.aspx

http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convention/2017/Schedule.aspx

with Adam Kuenzel, principal flute of the Minnesota Orchestra, and semifinalists:Alison Fierst, Victor Wang, Hannah Leffler, Pauline Jung and Daniel Gallagher

snapshot of opening of LCCE performance

Artemisia in San Francisco with Left Coast Chamber ensemble

Jul 25, 26 2017

Tallis Festival performances by Faculty Artists. High Wire Act and C'e La Luna Questa Sera?

featuring Benjamin Peled, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Natsuki Fukasawa, Beatriz Blanco and fellows Erina Saito, Hilary Jones, Tonya Burton and Michael Siess

May 20, 21

2017

March 25

2017

ARTIST'S MUSE with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, a Koussevitzky Commission

http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/may.html

Reviews; May 21, 2017

Boston Music Intelligencer

Chameleon Paints With Music

http://www.classical-scene.com/2017/05/21/chameleon-paints/

“For Paris,” a world premiere for solo viola and choir by Laura Schwendinger, Concert Choir

and Sally Chisholm, viola. Beverly Taylor, Conductor and “Après moi, le deluge” by Luna Pearl Woolf- UW CONCERT CHOIR WITH  MATT HAIMOVITZ

http://www.music.wisc.edu/event/uw-concert-choir-4-matt-haimovitz/

April 28 2017

Waking Dream, Charleston Chamber Orchestra and featuring Lindsey Goodman

WVSU Institute, West Virginia

https://us.eventbu.com/institute/lindsey-goodman-with-charleston-chamber-orchestra/1567251

March 28

2017

March 25 2017

Chicago Composers Orchestra present its season finale at St. James Cathedral featuring music by the Chicago Composers’ Consortium

C3 members expressing a wide range of impressions of Chicago. Laura Schwendinger – Océanie La Mer

Guest Artist Patricia Green, Mezzo- Sop collaborates with Resident Artists violinist Carolyn Stuart, cellist Scott Kluksdahl, and pianist Svetozar Ivanov featuring works

by Laura Schwendinger

USF School of Music -Barness Recital Hall

https://www.wusf.usf.edu/usf_chamber_music_recital_patricia_green_mezzo_soprano

Jan 7

2017

ARTEMISIA, workshop. An opera of passion, betrayal and art in 17th century Italy, in partial concert version.

Libretto by Ginger Strand

Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS.

Directed by Julian Wachner.

Made possible by Opera America http://wisconsingazette.com/2016/05/19/uw-music-professor-pens-new-opera-about-female-baroque-painter/

Jan 7 

2017

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents “The White Album” Wet Ink for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano http://musiqahouston.org/event/the-white-album/   http://musiqahouston.org/preview-wet-ink-laura-schwendinger/