Some Light Emerges
About the Artist:
Some Light Emerges marks composer Laura Kaminsky’s second of three collaborations with co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. As One debuted in 2014 at BAM, and the team’s collaboration continues with Today It Rains, inspired by the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe, commissioned by San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle. Kaminsky’s upcoming chamber commissions include a Piano Quintet for Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet, and a Duo for Flute and Piano for the University of Minnesota/Duluth. Awarded the 2016 Gold Cross of Merit (Zloty Krzyż Zasługi RP), a decoration from the president of Poland for exemplary public service, Kaminsky has received six ASCAP–Chamber Music America Awards for Adventuresome Programming and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage 2010 Chopin Award. She has been a fellow at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Centrum Foundation, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Camargo Foundation. She is composer-in-residence at American Opera Projects.