Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Concert for an Early Spring Evening

While our attention has been focused on extraordinary events of tragedy and turmoil, spring is happening all around us. Flowering trees are beginning to blossom, trees are leafing out, the yellows of daffodils and forsythia brighten the drab landscape of winter. This moment of tension and contrast between human events and the natural phenomenon of the seasons may be the perfect moment for a concert of the music of Laura Kaminsky.

Kaminsky's original musical compositions are deeply individual responses to the world around her. Social and political themes are a common thread in her work, as is an abiding respect for and connection to the natural world. Her music, which has been described as "innovative," "spare and evocative," "delicate and imaginative," has earned praise from audiences and critics and recognition from the likes of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation.

The concert of Kaminsky's music happens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Hudson Opera House. Tickets are available at the door: $18; $15 for HOH members. 

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