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Left Coast Ensemble, 2019

Artemisia, opera supported by the

National Opera Center- Discovery Grant



Three Movements for solo viola,

New Viola Works for Kurt Rohde

program includes works by Sam Nichols

May 17 – UC Davis, 12 noon

May 18 – Center for New Music, 7pm

Dates in April TBA in Georgia

Ken Ueno

Laura Schwendinger

Eun Young Lee

Mika Pelo

Carl Schimmel


Chicago Composer’s Consortium
Until the Sunrise, Lakeshore Rush

May 6, 2018

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

March 10, 2018

Featured Composer at Washington State University's Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FOCAM), the School of Music at College of Arts with the Society for Composers, Inc. Presenting lectures, masterclasses, coaching, and her music to be featured on the final dedicated evening concert.

March 1-3

Cygnus plays Schwendinger's Beckett

work "Footfalls" at Sarah Lawrence

February 27, 2018

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

Sounding Beckett

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

March 23, 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

Thursday, February 4 2018

Aaron Hill, UW-Madison
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Duward Music Ensemble

Eclipse for large mixed Ensemble. ISU, Normal

February 4, 2018

Duo Cortona, On Tour

Oct, 3, 9, Nov. 11, 12, 19, March 16

Ari Streisfeld, Rachel Calloway

Love Sonnets, settings of Shakespeare

College Hall, New Music New College

Sarasota Florida, University of South Carolina,

College of Charleston

UW Madison

Western Percussion Ensemble

Anthony DiSanza, director. Aviary (14:00) (2015) or the songs of imaginary birds, afterhours

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

Talis Festival Saas-Fe Switzerland

as Guest composer

High Wire Act and C'e La Luna Questa Sera?

With guest artists Benjamin Peled, Beatriz Blanco, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and Natsuki Fukasawa

Friday August 9/ Sunday 11


Young Artist Competition Commission

National Flute Association Conference

Adam Kuenzel official premiere

Meet the Composers: 2017 NFA Commissions

Jonathan Keeble performs Ribbons by David Froom and Adam Kuenzel performs Aurora by Laura Schwendenger. The composers introduce their works.
Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round

Six semifinalists perform for a panel of five judges. Program includes Laura Schwendinger's "Aurora," newly commissioned by the NFA. Three contestants advance to the Final Round

May 20/21, Cambrige MA

Artist's Muse

A Koussevitzky Commission for the Chameleon Arts Ensemble

Reviews; May 21, 2017

Boston Music Intelligencer

Chameleon Paints With Music

by Leon Golub


"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."

May 8 2016, West Virginia

Waking Dream

Charleston Chamber Orchestra 

WVSU Institute, West Virginia

Trinity Wall Street NY, NOVUS

and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble SF (2018)


the opera, supported by the

National Opera Center- Discovery Grant

Jan. 7 2017, Houston, TX

Wet Ink

for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano

with Musiqa

Two-time winner of the Chamber Music America

ASCAP Award for Adventurous programming

presents “The White Album” with

Nov. 11 2016, Madison, WI


premiere by Clocks in Motion

Nov. 8 2016, New York

Duo for Flute and Piano, with harp transcription, and Momento Mori from Arc of Fire

Orchard Circle, DiMenna Arts Center

with harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Berlin Philharmonic members and friends


July 15, 2016 Immanuel Lutheran Church

Willy Street Players, 6pm

Eleanor Bartsch plays

The Violinists in My Life

in concert featuring

Schwendinger, Schubert, and Schoenberg

1021 Spaight St.with pianist Thomas Kasdorf

May 27, 2016 PianoForte Studios

Lakeshore Rush

Until the Sunrise

Premiere at PianoForte Studios, Chicago


May 17, 7pm, Carpenter Theater Dominion Arts Center

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra commission,

Animal Rhapsody


April 2, 2016 Carpenter Theater Dominion Arts Center


Waking Dream

Altria masterworks series, Steven Smith Music Director, and featuring flutist Mary Boodell in ;

League of American Orchestras/ New Music USA residency


March 19, 2016 Cortona Duo, CUSP

Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project - Featured Artist Performance


with Cortona Duo

Ari Streisfeld and Rachel Calloway
Saturday, March 19 at 7:30pm
​All Saints' Episcopal Church | Princeton, NJ


February 4, 2016

Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, The Edward T. Cone Series
High Wire Act

with the New Millennium Ensemble

October 22/24, 2015 UMBC

Ruckus Ensemble with Patricia Green

in performances of Lady Lazarus, and

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Laura in Regensberg, Germany

Laura Schwendinger and Ginger Strand after the performance of Artemisia in NY 1/7/17

Cortona Duo, Rachel Calloway and Ari Streisfeld

Cortona Duo, Rachel Calloway and Ari Streisfeld

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