european première
Jeux des Vents at Lithuanian Composers in Focus

Jeux des Vents for wind symphony will have its European première at the Lithuanian Composers in Focus concert by the LIETUVOS SIMFONINIS PUČIAMŲJŲ ORKESTRAS (Lithuanian Symphonic Wind Orchestra) conducted by KAROLIS VARIAKOJIS. The program also features works by Baltakas, Digimas, Mačiliūnaitė and Nakas.

Saturday October 12 at 7pm Kultūros klubas „Kablys + kultūra“, Kauno g. 5, Vilnius

Vilnius, Lithuania
Inna Faliks performs Master & Margarita

A concert celebrating the release of Inna Faliks's book and the CD MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN, including selections from Master and Margarita Suite at the MTAC Convention in Santa Clara, California.

Santa Clara, California
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Inna Faliks performs Master & Margarita

A concert celebrating the release of Inna Faliks's book and the CD MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN, including selections from Master and Margarita Suite at the Flagstaff Piano Festival.

Flagstaff Piano Festival
Inna Faliks performs Master & Margarita Suite

A concert celebrating the release of Inna Faliks's book and the CD MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN, including selections from Master and Margarita Suite at Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

Siena, Italy
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Sillages @ Mostly Modern Festival - private

Sillages for double bass quartet will be performed at a private concert at the Mostly Modern Festival.

Saratoga Springs, NY
Master & Margarita @ National Sawdust, NYC

Recital/Book Celebration! In a program celebrating her new CD (Manuscripts Don't Burn) and memoir (Weight in the Fingertips), concert pianist Inna Faliks presents selections from the CD including 2 movements from the Master and Margarita Suite.

National Sawdust, NYC
pianist Inna Faliks (photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)
Master & Margarita @ Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Recital/Book Celebration! In a program celebrating her new CD (Manuscripts Don't Burn) and memoir (Weight in the Fingertips), concert pianist Inna Faliks presents selections from the CD including 2 movements from the Master and Margarita Suite.

Sunday at 2pm

Main Stage at the Broad Theater
pianist Inna Faliks
CD/DVD Release
Manuscripts Don't Burn

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, born in Ukraine, is a cult novel of 20th century – at once a political farce, a great romance, a retelling of Faust, a macabre burlesque and, most importantly, commentary on surviving as an artist during totalitarian regime. Celebrating her beloved novel, Inna Faliks’s Master and Margarita program and ongoing project began with commissions by the Wende Museum of the Cold War, asking composers to respond to passages of the novel in musical form. Including the 7-movement Master and Margarita Suite by Krausas.

Ray-Kallay Duo - Music of Californians

Music of Californians is built on a rich tapestry of composers past and present who have called California home. With multi-media elements, the program includes music by João Pedro Oliveira, Rand Steiger, Nina Shekhar, Sean Friar, and Veronika Krausas.

Pianists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay have given hundreds of world premieres in Los Angeles and across the country. Mark Swed, of the Los Angeles Times, called them, “exquisite… every sound sounded considered, alive, worthy of our wonder.” Their repertoire ranges from icons of the genre to newly composed works crafted specifically for their unusual and special resources.

Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College
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Nia Devetzis spearheads a performance of The Courtyard with narrator and 2 percussionists at Mount Royal University's TransAlta Pavilion at the Bella Concert Hall – 7:30pm

TransAlta Pavilion at the Bella Concert Hall (Calgary)
Manuscripts Don't Burn

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, born in Ukraine, is a cult novel of 20th century – at once a political farce, a great romance, a retelling of Faust, a macabre burlesque and, most importantly, commentary on surviving as an artist during totalitarian regime. Celebrating her beloved novel, Inna Faliks’s Master and Margarita program including the 7-movement Master and Margarita Suite by Krausas.

Portland State University (Lincoln Recital Hall), Oregon
Vilnius 700 Concert of New Lithuanian Music

Thornton EDGE - New Music from Lithuania celebrating Vilnius 700th Anniversary as part of the California Festival


Thornton Edge, Thornton’s new music ensemble led by faculty member Donald Crockett, presents an evening of recent works by Lithuanian composers in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius.The event features three U.S. premieres: Kristupas Bubnelis’s Ad Infinitum for string quartet (2020), Justė Janulytė’s Sleeping Patterns (2022), and Vykintas Baltakas’s Cladi II (2021), as well as the California premiere of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s Solastalgia (2020). Additionally, the event features Thornton Composition faculty member Veronika Krausas’s Analemma for 11 Musicians (2006).

Presented in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, this event is part of the California Festival, a statewide festival of new music, from Nov. 3-19, 2023.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Newman Concert Hall (at the University of Southern California)
Ray-Kallay: Inflection Point

Ray-Kallay present “Inflection Point” exploring the rich tapestry of composers who have called California home including selections from Un-intermezzi for solo piano.

2220 Arts and Archives
I'm Probably Wrong about Everything

Gerry Fialka interview Veronika Krausas for his podcast "I'm Probably Wrong About Everything"

Los Angeles
Manuscripts Don't Burn

Pianist Inna Faliks performs In the Footsteps of Master and Margarita including the Master & Margarita Suite by Krausas as well as works by Johnson, Beethoven and Liszt.

Mondo Musica Cremona, Italy
Caryatids with the USC Symphony

Sharon Lavery, resident conductor of the USC Thornton Orchestra Program, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the opening concert of the Fall 2023 semester, featuring Fanfare for Flora by Douglas Lowry, Caryatids by Composition faculty member Veronika Krausas and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5 in E Minor, Opus 64.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Bovard Auditorium (USC Main Campus)
California Festival: Exploring Statewide Collaboration and Musical Innovation

PANEL - California Festival: Exploring Statewide Collaboration and Musical Innovation

Panelists: Laura Bergmann, Associate Director, Advocacy & Community Engagement, San Francisco Symphony, Veronika Krausas, Composer and Professor at USC Thornton School of Music; Meghan Umber, Senior Vice President Programming, LA Phil

Taking place November 3-19, the California Festival is a celebration of new music, honoring the Golden State’s long history of musical experimentation and forward-thinking artistry with more than 90 organizations performing music written in the last five years. The festival was conceived of by LA Phil, San Francisco Symphony, and San Diego Symphony Music Directors Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Rafael Payare and organized in collaboration with ACSO. The panel will explore the California Festival’s content and creation, the state’s legacy of musical innovation, and the impact of statewide collaboration.

Riverside, California
Playlist for Schindler's Rodriguez House (FORT:LA)

A Sound Journey Through Schindler’s Rodriguez House - a musical playlist created by Krausas for FORT: LA.

Words/Music with Inna Faliks & Ellen Bass

Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will perform excerpts from The Master & Margarita Suite on a concert with internationally known poet and best-selling author Ellen Bass. The New Yorker described a performance by Inna Faliks as “Adventurous and Passionate."


The 222 - Healdsburg, CA
Inna Faliks & Ellen Bass
In the Footsteps of Master & Margarita

Pianist Inna Faliks performs In the Footsteps of Master and Margarita, a performance part of a musical exploration honoring Women's History Month at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Pieces include the Master & Margarita Suite by Krausas as well as works by Johnson, Beethoven and Liszt. 3pm

National Gallery of Art (Washington)
Inna Faliks
Kirsty Morrell (Horn) & Jeffrey Peterson (Piano)

Kirsty Morrell (French Horn) and Jeffrey Peterson (Piano) will perform a recital at the American Church in Paris (65, quaint d'Orsay, 7507 Paris) at 17:30. On the concert is Wilderness / Rêve du Canada for horn and narrator along with works by Vignery and Beethoven.

American Church in Paris
Inside the Stone @ Graffiti with ESO

Violinist Tatiana Warszynski performs Inside the Stone on the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's New Music Concert GRAFFITI, curated by Alex Prior. 7:30pm

Winspear Centre for Music Edmonton
Tatiana Warszynski


european première
Caryatids at Concertgebouw

Thomas Adès is conducting a program brimming with seductive music and breakneck virtuosity with a starring role for pianist Kirill Gerstein and music by Liszt, Stravinsky, Adès and the European premiere of Caryatids by Krausas.

Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
Connecting the Dots with C4 & Defenestration

C4 starts its 2022-23 season with a patchwork of extraordinary choral works that range from Ramayana monkey chants to Andrew Sisters-style swing to homages to William Byrd including a performance of Defenestration for Choir by C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective. Nov 17, 8:00pm - Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., Manhattan Nov 19, 8:00pm - St. Peter's Church, 346 W. 20th St., Manhattan

Manhattan, NY
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Premiere of STORIES for soprano, flute & bass clarinet (Text by Sarah LaBrie) at INTERSTITIAL. Los Angeles is a magnet for diverse individuals who embrace, explore, and celebrate their unique and intersectional identities. For Interstitial: A Book of (Musical) Stories, noted composers and librettists are teaming up to create six original pieces inspired by and amplifying the in-between cultures of the city, which will be performed by the nationally recognized chamber ensemble Brightwork newmusic and renowned vocal sextet HEX. Topics of this extraordinary, multi-part concert will include migration, gentrification, community, and more.

Composers include: Nicolas Lell Benavides, Carolyn Chen, Saunder Choi, Veronika Krausas, Molly Pease, & Fahad Siadat. Librettists: Molly Bendall, Rickerby Hinds, Sarah LaBrie, Warren Liu, Renée Reynolds & Brian Sonia-Wallace

USC - Newman Concert Hall
Le Théâtre du Soleil at JACARANDA

Jacaranda's VINEYARDS OF MYTH with contemporary composers dialogue with ancient Greece and Rome. Performance of Krausas' Le Théâtre du Soleil (The Theatre of the Sun)* with text from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Also on the concert Andrew Norman, Dylan Mattingly & Benjamin Britten.

First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica
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Master and Margarita Suite

The Master and Margarita Suite for speaking pianist by Veronika Krausas will be premiered by pianist Inna Faliks at the Wende Museum in Los Angeles on May 6, 2022. Inna Faliks, a renowned pianist and the head of UCLA's Piano department, presents a musical program that explores Mikhail Bulgakov's iconic Soviet novel of art, irony, love, religion, and Faustian legend, The Master and Margarita.

Wende Museum
Alchemist's Suite

Baritone Nicholas Isherwood performs The Alchemist's Suite at the Mosswood Chapel Sound Series, a weekly experimental sound series every Friday presented by sfSound.


Mosswood Chapel - 3630 Telegraph Oakland CA
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Still from Quintan Ana Wikswo's Alchemist Suite Video
Caryatids @ GEN X Festival

Thomas Adès curates and conducts an evening featuring an international selection of Gen X composers includes the west-coast premiere of Caryatids.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Compositrices en lumière

A concert of women composers from the 18th Century to the current day presented by Suzana Bartal with the piano students of the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz at Les Conservatoire de Paris. Including a Unintermezzo by Krausas.

Conservatoire Hector Berlioz 6, rue Pierre Bullet 75010 Paris
CD/DVD Release
#What2020SoundsLike album

2020 was a year with unprecedented emotional, mental, physical, and sociological effects. HOCKET tried to figure out how to make music together, make sense of what’s happening in the world right now, and provide an artistic and musical outlet for our community to express themselves.

#What2020SoundsLike is a project of miniature commissions with a quick turnaround time. There has been so much to process this year on a day-to-day basis so they wanted to create a platform for composers to voice their responses. They asked 50 composers to write new works for us which we’ll record into performance videos over the 4 months.

#What2020SoundsLike has been generously supported by John Bierbusse.

THE 50 COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS Richard An, Katherine Balch, Nick Benavides, India Carney, Juan Pablo Contreras, Jacob Cooper, Donald Crockett, David Crowell, Linda Dallimore, Nick DePinna, Ian Dicke, Luke Ellard, Stephen Hartke, Ted Hearne, Maya Miro Johnson, Maria Kaoutzani, Paul Kerekes, Tonia Ko, Bryan Curt Kostors, Scott Lee, Cristina Lord, José Martinez, A.J. McCaffrey, Jane Meenaghan, Noah Meites, Alexander Elliott Miller, Ted Moore, Jordan Nelson, Nick Norton, Hitomi Oba, Celka Ojakangas, Gemma Peacocke, Vicki Ray, Jonathan Richards, Matthew Ricketts, Peter Shin, Jen Shyu, Annika Socolofsky, Derrick Spiva Jr., Miro Sprague, Christopher Stark, Alex Stephenson, Joel Thompson, Dale Trumbore, Derek Tywoniuk, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer, Alex Weiser, Sam Wells, Nina C. Young .

Including TINKLY WINDBAG by Krausas


Scelsi, Byzantium and the Alchemists

On December 18th at 7:30 pm "Scelsi, Byzantium and the Alchimists" concert of VOXNOVA ITALIA with Alessandro Tamiozzo (tenor), Oliviero Giorgiutti (baritono) and Nicholas Isherwood (bass). Including No. 3 Regarding the Experiments of Marium Prophetissima from The Alchemy Suite for solo baritone. Text by Quintan Ana Wikswo.

The event will take place in the church of San Paolo between the walls, in Via Nazionale, Rome.

Chiesa di San Paolo entro le Mura, via Nazionale 16a (Rome Italy)
Tree-Ring Listening

Bassoonist Marissa Olegario performing THE TREE IS ALIVE AND SINGING FOR YOU ... in front of a tree-ring from a Giant Sequoia from AD 212 at Tree-Ring Listening at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. It's a collaboration by The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona School of Art, and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research @ 1215 E Lowell St. Tucson AZ
Urban Birds

Synchromy presents Urban Birds at the Audubon Center at Debs Park! A bird-watching experience created by composers from across Los Angeles County. This event is free and has limited capacity, so reservations are needed to stagger the audience. Xenia Deviatkina-Loh will perform Veronika Krausas's piece California Towhee.

You can also explore the virtual park populated with ten of California’s most common birds. Click the bird images to hear their sounds and see their avian lives reimagined as music. Visit the outpost first to download interactive crafts for your very own fledgelings!

Urban Birds was created in partnership with the Audubon Center at Debs Park.

Audubon Center at Debs Park
Regarding the Experiments of Marium Prophetissima

Baritone Nicholas Isherwood performs "Scelsi, Byzantium and the Alchemists" with Voxnova Italia including "Regarding the Experiments of Marium Prophetissima" by Krausas from The Alchemist's Suite at the CODES Festival in Lublin Poland. Text by Quintan Wikswo.

Lublin Poland
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Premiere of BASS FLUTE version of Under an Open Sky

Flautist Alyssa Mena premieres the bass flute version of Under an Open Sky.

FREE Online
premiere of CARYATIDS

Commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 10th Annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers, CARYATIDS will be premiered May 8, 2021 conducted by Jader Bignamini, Music Director.

Detroit, Michigan
Ted Botsford DOUBLE BASS

LA Phil Bassist and Occidental College Professor Ted Botsford performs a Double Bass Recital including a performance of Cloisonné with a film by Nana Tchitchoua.

FREE ONLINE 4pm PDT Meeting ID: 834 1608 9142
Passcode: Music

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San Francisco Sunday's Concert

Pianist Allison Lovejoy performs in San Francisco Sunday's concert including A Chorus of Night-things from Un-intermezzi for solo piano.

At Mission Dolores 4pm PDT

FREE Online
CD/DVD Release
Beyond 12 Volume 2

Beyond 12: Reinventing the Piano, Volume 2 Aron Kallay, Retuned & Remapped Digital Piano

Beyond Twelve is a project that uses state-of-the-art physical modeling technology to break free from the constraints of traditional equal-temperament design—and the piano will never be the same again. Grammy ® nominated pianist Aron Kallay premieres new works from eight of America’s most visionary composers: Jeffrey Harrington, Monroe Golden, Robert Carl, Veronika Krausas, Nick Norton, Alexander Elliott Miller, Bill Alves, Eric Moe.

All compositions from 2004-2015, and recorded using Modartt’s Pianoteq.

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The Shape of Things - New Music for Violin

Violinist Tatiana Warszynski, a native of Poland has been a violinist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1984. Her new CD The Shape of Things features new music for Violin.

Sponsored by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canadian Music Centre, and Edmonton Arts Council.


Urban Birds

Synchromy presents Urban Birds, an online bird-watching experience created by composers from across Los Angeles County. Explore our virtual park populated with ten of California’s most common birds. Click the bird images to hear their sounds and see their avian lives reimagined as music. Visit the outpost first to download interactive crafts for your very own fledgelings!

Urban Birds was created in partnership with the Audubon Center at Debs Park.

Online with the Audubon Center at Debs Park
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Isolation Commissions #113

Little Chamber Music in Vancouver's project called the Isolation Commissions is supporting front line artists in this unprecedented time, and fostering reflections on that time from our musical community.

Isolation Commission #113 features Bassist Meaghan Williams (commissioned by Bob Altwein for the video project)

Filmed on location at The Last Spike in Craigellachie, BC on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Secwépemc (Shuswap) and Ktunaxa (Kootenai) Nations.

Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada

TINKLY WINDBAG (for accordion and toy piano) was commissioned by HOCKET for their #What2020SoundsLike! project.

50 composers are writing 15"-45" commissions that will be released weekly on social media by HOCKET (pianists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff).

2020 has been a year with unprecedented emotional, mental, physical, and sociological affects. There has been so much to process this year on a day-to-day basis, so we wanted to create a platform on which composers could voice their responses. Follow our socials to see/hear these new pieces every week!

online during the time of the plague

The idea for this work came when bassoonist Anthony Parnther said he would play the piece I would write for the ArtOfVirus project.

The ArtOfVirus is an initiative by Modern Art orchestra using music to model the spread of a pandemic, the mutation of a virus, its latency, disappearance, and re-appearance, in other words behavior. Unfortunately, these questions became part of our everyday lives for the past weeks and months during 2020. AOV is a grade-scale virtual work of art created by Kornél Fekete-Kovács.

Kornél created a melody consisting of nine notes, which can be considered the strain of the virus. This melody lacks rhythm, tonality, harmony or any other context so it is easily adapted to different musical trends and styles of different artists. As a first step, he sent the virus motif to ten composers, who created the first mutations of the body, thus the first ten branches of the spread of the virus. Each sent their nine-note virus to another two composers and so it began. I received my nine notes from Barbara Croall [B Eb B Bb E C F# F D] with the first four notes based on the call of the mourning dove. I had the image of a tree, hearing the call of the mourning dove, deciding to sing back!

My parent is # Barbara Croall (Odawa) Pipigwan descended from Peter Eötvös (Hungary) #1.

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Sheltering Music - A Virtual Concert

Sheltering Music is Left Coast's final subscription concert of our season. In the interest of health and safety, the musicians scheduled to play this concert have curated an updated program of solos and duets. Broadcast to you live! Thank you to our hosts: the Doug Adams Gallery at the GTU’s Center for Arts and Religion. (Berkeley, California).

Concert includes Michel Taddei performing Cloisonné for solo double bass and film by Nana Tchitchoua.

Le Théâtre du Soleil @ Jacaranda's VINEYARDS OF MYTH – **CANCELLED**

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:00pm


Performance of Le Théâtre du Soleil (The Theatre of the Sun) that uses texts of Ovid's from his Metamorphoses. With soprano Suzanne Waters, mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sadej with flute, viola, double bass, and two percussionists conducted by Mark Alan Hilt. Also on the concert Andrew Norman's The Companion Guide to Rome, Iannis Xenakis' Dikhthas and Dylan Mattingly's The Bakkhai.

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica 1220 2nd St Santa Monica, CA
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Bargemusic | Here and Now Winter Festival

Pianist Inna Faliks will perform the MASTER AND MARGARITA SUITE for speaking pianist. Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music year-round. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.” Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.”

Friday Jan 3 at 7pm Saturday Jan 4 at 6pm Sunday Jan 5 at 4pm

Brooklyn, NY


2 Operas on the Best Operas of the Decade Lists!

Opera Canada listed Ghost Opera as one of the best operas of the decade and Alex Ross at The New Yorker named the Industry's production of Hopscotch as one of the notable performances of the decade.

contraBAND: A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes

An evening of immersive, multidisciplinary avant-garde works composed by women and performed by students of Boston Conservatory's contemporary classical music performance program under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.

PAULINE OLIVEROS: "A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes" YOKO ONO: "Lighting Piece" EUN YOUNG LEE: "Wann?" TANIA LEÓN: "Parajota Delaté" MEREDITH MONK: "The Tale" from Education of the Girlchild CHAYA CZERNOWIN: "Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of" JULIA WOLFE: "Reeling" LAURIE ANDERSON: "O Superman" ONO: "Fly Piece" VERONIKA KRAUSAS: "Cloisonné" ELLEN REID: "Fear | Release" MONK: "Traveling" from Education of the Girlchild BRIGITTA MUNTENDORF: "abschminken" ALISON KNOWLES: "String Piece"

Vimbayi Kaziboni, director

Boston Conservatory Studio - 401 31 Hemenway Street (Boston, MA)
Calgary New Music Festival

Timepoint Ensemble performs SHELTER, a Trinidadian Ghost Story by André Alexis and music by Krausas for 2 percussionists, narrator & live painter Sunita Legallou

Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary)
Another World at the Villa Aurora

Pianist Genevieve Lee joins members of Brightwork Ensemble to present an evening of music from another place and time. In Saariaho’s enigmatic Mirrors, performers are given a series of musical fragments, to be assembled as desired, breaking down the need for a goal-oriented order. Veronika Krausas’ Un-Intermezzi are inspired by China Miéville’s Un-Lun Dun, a haunting story of an alternate and parallel universe. George Crumb’s masterpiece Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), for three masked players bathed in blue light, takes the audience on a captivating, mysterious, and timeless journey. Altromondo (Another World), by Kurt Rhode, calls for melodicas, harmonicas, Chinese paper accordions, triangles, and antique cymbals, in addition to a number of preparations inside the piano. We are transported to a place where time is not an arrow – locations are in flux, and the music as “object” never stands still.

Villa Aurora (520 Paseo Miramar Pacific Palisades, CA 90272)
Thali Ringing in Edmonton

Edmonton Symphony's second vioilnist Tatiana Warszynski​​ will perform Krausas' Inside the Stone (version for violin) at the Mazurka Music & Art Society of Alberta's season opener at the ​Holy Trinity Anglican Church​ in Edmonton.

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Large Furniture in Brooklyn

Large Furniture will perform Sillages for Four Basses on their inaugural concert in Brooklyn.

Areté Gallery (67 West Street #103 Brooklyn, NY, 11222)
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Inside the Stone released by Gillian Smith on New Leaf Albums

Canadian violinist Gillian Smith releases an album of violin works on Leaf Music label in October 2019. This will include Krausas' Inside the Stone (version for violin). There will be 2 launch events:

Halifax on October 1, 2019, at the Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library

Toronto on October 5, 2019 at the Glenn Gould Studio.

Halifax & Toronto, Canada
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Commission ANNOUNCED

Veronika Krausas wins tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DSO competition is only one of its type among major orchestras

Detroit, (June 26, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced the winner of the tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers: Los Angeles-based Australian-Canadian composer Veronika Krausas.

The Lebenbom Award includes the commission by the DSO of a new orchestral piece to be premiered by the orchestra in an upcoming season, a $10,000 cash prize, and a one-month residency at the Ucross Foundation, an artist’s retreat in northern Wyoming.

“I’m excited to receive the award; being familiar with many of the women who have won in the past, I’m honored to be included in the group,” says Krausas. “I’ve been wanting to write a new symphony piece—orchestras offer such a large palate of instrumental colors to work with. I’m looking forward to visiting Detroit to explore the city and see if my experiences there will inform the composition.”

Krausas has composed works for orchestra, chamber groups, soloists, player pianos, and other configurations, as well as operas and multimedia pieces that blend music with dance, acrobatics, and video. She currently serves on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

The Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award, launched in 2006, is the only annual orchestra-sponsored award granted annually to a living female composer of any age or nationality. Krausas was chosen by a jury of DSO musicians and members of the Detroit music community.

Longshadow Festival in Yellowknife

The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 14 - 16, 2019. Held near the summer solstice, when the sun only sets for a short time in Yellowknife, the Longshadow New Music Festival celebrates the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, in particular the music of Canadians including a performance of 5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum performed by Nia Devetzis.

Yellowknife Northwest Territories (Canada)
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Nia Devetzis
world première
Ghost Opera

The world première of Ghost Opera with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Calgary Opera at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.

8pm at Eric Harvie Theatre - Banff Canada
Cloisonne @ Neue Musik Nacht (Frankfurt)

Cloisonné for solo double bass, with video by Nana Tchitchoua, will be performed at the International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts on its New Music Night.

International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
Timepoint Ensemble @ Classical Revolution Calgary

Timepoint Ensemble will be performing at Classical Revolution Calgary on April 30th at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar where we will be performing chamber music from Veronika Krausas.

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar
909 10 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L9

Admission by donation

Café Gravity, Inglewood Calgary Canada
Made in Canada

GroundSwell’s fifth and final concert of the season curated by composer Diana McIntosh. A dynamic and colourful cross-section of this country's amazingly diverse music that features it's wide open lands, peoples, cultures, prairies, rugged northern wilds, the Canadian Shield, it's wildlife, animals, birds - even it's buzzing insects! A concert of music written exclusively by Canadian composers and performed by first-rate Canadian musicians. Including Under an Open Sky for solo bassoon performed by Vincent Ellin.

8 pm at the Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg with a SOUNDWALK at 7pm before the concert.

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg.
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Microfest Records

Microfest Records Presents: New Releases, Sneak Preview, Greatest Hits with Aron Kallay, Lyris Quartet, Tom Peters, John Schneider, HMC Gamelan & more. At Tuesdays@MonkSpace at 8pm. Including a performance by Aron Kallay of Terços by Krausas.

MonkSpace, Los Angeles
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world première
Kandinsky Lieder

Première of the Kandinsky Lieder (with German text from Kandinsky's Klänge or Sounds). Performed by baritone Kirk Eichelberger and pianist Simona Snitkovsky. Commissioned by LiederAlive

Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Baritone Kirk Eichelberger
Headspace: Celebrating Music and Mindfulness

Witness and experience music-driven mindfulness in a concert of meditative music performed by the USC Thornton Percussion Group. The concert will open with a group meditation led by Mark Miller of Mindful USC. This transcendent event will encourage mindful listening and living, and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A on meditation, music, sound, and being present to the world around us. In the week leading up to the concert, a series of pop-up performances around campus will feature Thornton musicians performing a musical walking meditation by USC composer Veronika Krausas. The musicians will play and move within individual pods, like floating sculptural sound objects. Short mindful statements written by Molly Bendall’s poetry writing class will be offered to the public as the musicians pass by. The original pods were conceived and constructed by architect Florian Idenburg (SO-IL NY) and artist Ana Prvački. They will be refabricated by Matthew Gilpin and students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Bovard Auditorium (USC) 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum @ LOCALITY

Timepoint Ensemble's Nia Devetzis performs 5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum (a set of 5 short works for snare drum with simultaneous texts by Kandinsky, e.e. cummings, Robert Lax, Gwendolyn MacEwan and Krausas) at Timepoint's Locality 2.

Calgary, Canada
Brightwork New Music's Lost & Found Again

LA's premiere sextet explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment.

They presents works by Stefan Carow, Gerard Grisey, A.J. McCaffrey, and world premieres of new works by Bill Alves, Molly Joyce, Liviu Marinescu, and 3 of Krausas' Unintermezzi for Piano performed by Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay.

At Harvey Mudd College @ 7PM - FREE!

Drinkward Recital Hall (Claremont, CA)


Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle

Fresh Squeezed Opera's Showcase - An intimate evening of chamber vocal music featuring Krausas' Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle for voice and violin.

8pm at The Cell Theatre, New York City
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canadian première
Rêve du Canada

The collaboration of composer Veronika Krausas and Canadian writer André Alexis spans almost 30 years. Presented by Timepoint Ensemble, the concert includes several of their older and newer works with narration by Mark Ikeda. The program includes: Wilderness for solo horn and narrator (2009) Stone for solo cello and narrator (1991) Under an Open Sky world premiere of version for saxophone (1997) Running through the Grey-eyed Dawn for performer (2014) Shelter, a Trinidadian ghost story for narrator and 2 percussionists (1991)

NVRLND 1048 21 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 1N2
at Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival

analemma at Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music

8pm at Seiji Ozawa Hall - Lenox MA
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A Chorus of Night-Things
at Night Garden Piano

Pianist Allison Lovejoy performs Nocturnes including Unintermezzo No. 5 (A Chorus of Night-things)

8pm at Flower Piano - San Francisco
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Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle
at LunArt Festival

Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle at LunArt Festival Opening Night Gala Concert with mezzo Sarah Leuwerke and violinist Laura Burns

7pm at MMoCA Lobby - Madison, Wisonsin
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Language of the Birds

Language of the Birds (for choir and string quartet) Vox Nova Chamber Choir.

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Alchemist's Suite

Bass-Baritone Nicholas Isherwood performs The Alchemist's Suite, text by Quintan Ana Wikswo.

8pm in Arezzo, Italy
world première

Santa Monica Public Library & Microfest Presents: Soundwaves: Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay performing Beyond 12 - Re-imagining the Piano. Included on this program is the world première of Terços for Pythagorean-tuned piano.

Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica California
Grammy-award nominated pianist ARON KALLAY


Gloria Cheng's The Intrepid Harpsichord

Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng brings her custom-made blue and red harpsichord to Monk Space for a concert featuring music that is both adventurous and eclectic, including newer music by Lou Harrison, l'ombre du luth by Veronika Krausas, Steven Montague, Sally Mosher, Carolyn Yarnell, Karen Tanaka, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and harpsichord mainstays Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, and György Ligeti.

Monk Space Los Angeles

An outdoor evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality including video by Min Shi + Kun Xia, Marcel Valcarce, and Refik Anadol with musical excerpts by Krausas

School of Cinematic Arts Complex, Meldman Park 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles 90089


world première
Porcupine @ Noon to Midnight

The L.A. Phil's nonstop new music marathon, 'Noon to Midnight' including the première of “Tent, quintet, bows and elbows” by Ana Prvacki with original score “Porcupine” by Veronika KRAUSAS. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel

LA Philharmonic (Walt Disney Concert Hall)
world première

In a bit of musical time-travel, SFCA collaborates with 2016 SFCA+1 guest artist Galax Quartet to present a radical, diverse, and engaging program of contemporary and Baroque music featuring new-old pairings of works. Six world premieres, by Ted Allen, Veronika Krausas, Robinson McClellan, Roy Whelden, and SFCA’s two resident composers—John Kelley and Shawn Crouch—are framed by masterworks of the chamber choir repertoire. Together SFCA and Galax Quartet—two violins, ‘cello and viola da gamba—explore the realm where early music and Baroque instruments intersect with new music and living composers. Krausas uses text by André Alexis written for Brian Goggin's Defenestration Art work in San Francisco.

Sun June 5, 2016 4:00pm Saint Mark's Lutheran Church / Sat June 11, 2016 8:00pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto / Sun June 12, 2016 4:00pm St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland


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Hopscotch - a mobile opera

Imagine getting in a car without knowing the destination. Sharing the car are singers, actors, and instrumentalists who draw you into a story. The car stops at an incredible site, where another chapter of the story commences – until another car pulls up, with different artists, depicting another chapter of the story. And so on, and so on, in a 90-minute journey throughout the unsuspecting city. This was Hopscotch, The Industry’s original opera, that took audiences on a dazzling and disorienting ride through the streets of Los Angeles in 24 different car journeys.

Los Angeles, CA
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Amour d'Études @ Piano Spheres

Amour d'Études: A Piano Spheres commission for Steven Vanhauwaert. A world premiere of Two Études no. 1 precipitevolissimevolmente no. 2 freddo

REDCAT Theatre
Jacaranda's Fits & Starts

includes Five Intermezzi for Snare Drum, performed by Nick Terry.

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Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades
Measures & Frames Visions & Voices Event

What happens when music and images merge?

Visionary contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski will collaborate live with avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckingerand Agnès Varda to create riveting visual music.

Works will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Rebekah Barton (Los Angeles).

Newman Concert Hall, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
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Measures & Frames

Measures & FramesWhat happens when music and images merge? Visionary contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski will collaborate live with avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckingerand Agnès Varda to create riveting visual music. Works will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Kimberley Barber.

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada)
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Jacaranda - A Charged Embrace

Performance of sillages for four double basses Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8pm.

In French sillage means wake or trail. In perfumery it's the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn. This piece combines two seemingly disparate ideas, large double basses and the delicate waft of a scent. Tickets & Information 1220 2nd Street,Santa Monica, CA 90201

8pm at 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90201


Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble

Language of the Birds for choir and string quartet, with text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

4 performances in New York March 1 & 8: Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble March 6 & 8: C4 The Choral/Composer Collective

New York, NY
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Language of the Birds in NEW YORK

Language of the Birdsfor choir and string quartet. Text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Four performances in New York: Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble on March 1 & 8, C4 The Choral/Composer Collective March 6 & 8

New York, NY
Unintermezzi for Piano

Maltese pianist Tricia Dawn William performs Unintermezzi

Teatru Manoel - Malta
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world première
Sillages for 4 basses at Disney Hall


Tuesday January 14, 2014 8pm

LA Philharmonic Chamber Music Series TICKET INFORMATION Disney Hall, Los Angeles

with Chris Hanulik, Oscar Meza, David Moore, Peter Rofé

performance shot by Martin Chalifour

In French sillage literally means wake or trail. In perfumery it's the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn. When I first heard the term I knew I would use it for the title of a piece. Then David Moore asked me to write a work for double bass quartet and I started with that as the title. To combine two seemingly disparate ideas - large double basses and the delicate waft of a scent - I asked Canadian writer André Alexis to write a poem that did just that. His poem was the poetic inspiration for this work for the four amazing bassists of the LA Phil: David Moore, Christopher Hanulik, Oscar Meza and Peter Rofé.


A roar wafts into the land rumbling something floral.

Under last year's straw the civet comes to life

While plows with fragrant wrists stutter and dig the crumbling fields.

Lumbering beasts with delicate minds, They leave quartz and citrus, almonds and rust.

~ André Alexis

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles


Veronika Krausas and Musical Guests

Tuesdays@MONK SPACE presents Veronika Krausas and musical guests. WildUp's cellist Derek Stein, LAPQ percussionist Nick Terry, LA Opera's French hornist Kristy Morrell & the Los Angeles Philharmonic Double Bass Boys: Chris Hanulik, Oscar Meza, David Moore, Peter Rofé with a sneak preview performance.

There’s a special guest appearance by Chris Rountree, musical director of wildUp! Please join us for a post-concert reception provided by The ECTOPLASM Club, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC. Come see the OIL DRUM MUSIC BOX by Brendan Duggan & art by Cathy Weiss in the Gallery. PROGRAM includes running through the grey-eyed dawn (2013), stone (1991) for cello, wilderness/rêve du Canada (2009) for french horn, sillages (2013) for double bass quartet.

* This is a preview performance of the LA premiere on January 14, 2014 in Disney Hall.5 intermezzi for snare drum (1999) with text by kandinsky, robert lax, krausas, gwendolyn macewan & e.e. cummings. All other text by andré alexis.

MonkSpace @ 4414 West 2nd Street LA 90004
SOUND ART Course Fall 2013 at USC

During the fall of 2013 the SOUND ART course was in full swing at USC between the Thornton School of Music and the Roski School of Art.


This was an interdisciplinary class I taught with Karen Koblitz (Head of the Ceramics Department at the Roski School). We had several guest lecturers during the course of the semester. The MacArthur Genius Award-winner TRIMPIN was our visiting guest artist along with John Schneider and The Harry Partch instruments; flautist Susan Rawcliffe gave a workshop where all the students, art and music, made ceramic flutes, ocarinas, and rattles; Aaron Serfaty and Ndugu Chancler (of the TSOM) lectured about percussion; and Daedulus gave a presentation on electronic music.

european première
KRAUSAS in Céret, France

XIII Festival International de Musique en Catalogne, Céret, France August 16 (9pm) Opium String Quartet with mezzo Helene Riverain midaregami/tangled hair for mezzo and string quartet :: August 17 (5pm) Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone

The Alchemy Suite with text & film by Quintan Ana Wikswo :: Les Femmes à l'Honneur du 13e Festival de Musique Please note ... François-Michel Rignol's solo piano recital has been moved to Spring 2014.

Céret, France
european première
UN-intermezzi in PORTUGAL

Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will perform the UN-intermezzi for solo piano at the Amigos De Musica de Sao LourencoJune 14, 2013 8pm

New Fangled Opera (New Orleans) - The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

A New Fangled Festival of Opera - New Orleans June 7 & 8, 2013 @7:30pm University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus Performing Arts Center Krausas Interview with Chris Burton from New Fangled

Fort Worth Opera - The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

Fort Worth Opera - FRONTIERS showcase of new opera works. 2013 selected Composers & Librettists

Fort Worth Opera, Texas
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Gloria Cheng: The Intrepid Harpsichord

Gloria Cheng premieres l'ombre du lute by Krausas at her solo recital for harpsichord for Piano SpheresTuesday April 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.Zipper Hall, Colburn School of the Performing Arts200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012

Zipper Concert hall, Los Angeles
world première
The Alchemy Suite

The fabulous bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood will perform an intimate evening of music (by Isherwood and Krausas) with text and video (by Quintan Ana Wikswo).

MONK SPACE 4414 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004 Saturday April 20, 2013 8:30pm $25 adults/$15 students/seniors BUY TICKETS

a VeraIkon/Catalysis Projects Production

additional performances: Atelier de la Main d'Or (Paris) March 31, 2013 Céret Festival (France) August 2013

Monk Space, Los Angeles
world première
Caruso's Dream in San Francisco

Join us for the unveiling of Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's -- Caruso's Dream on Sunday February 23rd at 5:45 at 55 9th St. San Francisco. Bring an FM radio, and a mask. Performance includes il sogno ad occhi aperti di Enrico Carusoa work for 13 pianos (one prepared) composed & conducted by Veronika Krausas more information Articles:Art & Architecture SFSF Gatelaughing squid

USC Visions & Voices Event - An Evening with TRIMPIN

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30pm Alfred Newman Recital Hall Reception & book signing to follow. Admission is free

Trimpin, an internationally acclaimed artist, kinetic sculptor, sound artist, musician, engineer, inventor, composer and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, is one of the most stimulating forces in music today. A specialist in interfacing computers with traditional acoustic instruments. An evening with Trimpin will explore his work and the world of sound art iwth a lecture, performance and excerpt from the film Trimpin: The Sound of Invention.

Organized by Karen Koblitz (Fine Arts) and Veronika Krausas (Music) and presented by USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

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7:30 at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall


Krausas FILM & VIDEO Retrospective

Krausas FILM & VIDEO Retrospective (December 6, 2012)

7 Dudley Cinema presents Krausas Film & Video Retrospective Beyond Baroque

Thursday December 6 at 7pm 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291



Krausas will discuss her work with film and video artists. There will be a screening of works with video/film/photography by Quintan Ana Wikswo, Thaddeus Holownia, Nana Tchitchoua, and James Jacobsen.

7 Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque

LA OPERA Composers

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles Opera Composers Saturday November 17, 2012 at 3pm

Rebekah Barton as Lady Macbeth Timur Bekbosunov, Tim Campbell, Kalean Ung as The Witches Chris Rountree, conductor

european première
World Music Days 2012 - Belgium


Musique Nouvelles will be performing analemma for 11 musicians Monday October 25, 2012 (Mons, Belgium)

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european première
London New Wind Festival (October 25, 2012)

London New Wind Festival Birthday Composers and Friends 7.30pm Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford St, London W1C 2DJ

Wilderness/Reve du Canada will have its European premiere on a concert of works with Gerald Barry, Jo Kondo, Howard Skempton and Henryk Sienkiewicz.


Catherine Pluygers Oboes, Phil Edwards Clarinets, Henryk Sienkiewicz horn, Alan Tomlinson Trombone, Robert Coleridge Piano

VEXATIONS @ Jacaranda CAGE 100 Festival

SATIE'S VEXATIONS – 24 hours Friday, September 7, 7:00 PM to Saturday, September 8, 7:00 PM First published by Cage in 1949, this work was long considered a joke until Cage organized the first performance in 1963. Erik Satie, a composer Cage idolized, asked that three bars of music - less than a page - be repeated 840 times. Jacaranda's rare complete performance will have 32 pianists playing successively without pause. The audience is free to come and go as space permits and are encouraged to bring cushions for casual seating.Miles Playhouse in Reed Park; no admission charge Reservations highly recommended. I'm playing approx. 4am on Saturday.

Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA
world première
Hear Now Festival

HEAR NOW Festival

Sunday August 26 at 5pm Performance of il sole e l\'altre stelle for string quartet

The title for the work was taken from the last line of Dante\'s Paradiso: L\'amor che move il sole e l\'altre stelle (by the love that moves the sun and the other stars)

The First Lutheran Church of Venice 815 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

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lecture / performance
A Tale of Two Compositions at Culture & Music

A Tale of Two CompositionsMiMoDaStudios - Paper or Plastik - FREE. I'll be discussing my creative process at Dana Ross's Culture and Music series along with a performance of OR by cellist Derek Stein and a screening of Cloisonné with video by Nana Tchitchoua.See A Tale of Two Compositions

lecture / performance
A Tale of Two Compositions (the Creative Process of Composition)

Dana Ross' Mimoda Music & Culture Series presents a series of lectures including one by composer Veronika Krausas discussing the inspiration and subsequent creation of a composition. This process was presented as A Tale Of Two Compositions. Each composition inspired and composed in a different city - one in New York and one in Los Angeles. One told in third person and the other as a recipe. Cellist Derek Stein demonstrated and performed.

Mimoda Music & Culture Series

misfits & hooligansSaturday April 28th, 2012 9pmOur crew of misfits and hooligans includes toy piano, accordion, harmonica, viola,three double basses, electronics, and harpsichord ... all in a one concert for Beyond Baroque's music series, curated by Krausas.From two of Los Angeles? most visionary, genre-defying performance groups comes a visually and aurally stunning live performance evening exploring new forms and hybrids of music, performance electronics, video projections, multichannel text installations, stop-motion animation, and more.Performers include harpsichordist Arthur Ohana, harmonica player Bill Barrett, accordionists Isaac Schankler & Daniel Corral, Aron Kallay on toy piano, double bassists Will Cravy, Teddy Gabrielides, Eric Windmeier, and violist Alma Lisa Fernandez with visual artist and poet Quintan Ana Wikswo. Music by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, Isaac Schankler and Tom Flaherty, including Krausas's gardens of stone for double bass trio and JONAS for solo available at the door $10/$5 seniors & studentsBeyond Baroque681 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291For more info: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

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JEUX DES VENTS for wind symphony

The Thornton Wind Ensemble premieres jeux des vents, a musical game for wind symphony.

Sunday April 1, 2012 4pm University Park Campus Bovard Auditorium

H. Robert Reynolds & Sharon Lavery lead the USC Wind Ensemble in a concert spotlighting women composers including Krausas, Erica Muhl, and Joan Tower.

Free but reservations required more information: USC Thorton School of Music

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UN-intermezzi for solo piano

Pianist Aron Kallay premières UN-intermezzi for solo pianoFriday, March 23, 8 p.m.Somewhere Very Else: The Polish-Lithuanian ConnectionUniversity Park CampusAlfred Newman Recital HallFreeUSC's Polish Music Center presents two days of concerts featuring both California and world premieres. Thornton School faculty pianist Aron Kallay will perform a faculty recital of Polish and Lithuanian music. The concert will include premieres by Vykintas Baltakas and Thornton faculty Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski as well as works by Joanna Bruzdowicz, Mikalojus Ciurlionis, and Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki.These UN-intermezzi are solo piano pieces inspired by the novel Un-Lun Dun by the British writer China Miéville. The story presents an alternate and parallel universe to the city of London. China's writing is so wonderfully poetic that I've used (with his permission!) several of his phrases as the titles for each of the pieces: each dreams the other, somewhere very else, a bowl for shadows, story ladder, and a chorus of night things.for more information: USC Thorton School of Music


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Language of the Birds for Choir & String Quartet

Language of the Birds for Choir & String QuartetThe San Francisco Choral Artists and the renowned Alexander String Quartet, two of the Bay Area's beloved and wide-ranging chamber ensembles, come together for the first time in a landmark program of new compositions for chamber choir and string quartet. Together, they explore the rich sonic and emotional palette of this unusual musical configuration in rarely performed classics and new works by important contemporary composers. Major new commissioned works by North American Composers Paul Seiko Chihara, Michael Gandolfi, and Veronika Krausas are paired with the romantic outpourings of Brahms Quartets Opus 92 in a lush new transcription for choir and string quartet and Beethoven's tender Elegischer Gesang. A "Meet the Composers panel" 45 minutes before each concert offers the audience insight into the creative processes behind the three major new works. The artistic director is the fabulous conductor Magen Solomon. SAN FRANCISCO Saturday, May 7, 2011; 8 PM / 7:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco EAST BAY (Oakland)Saturday, May 14, 2011; 8 PM / 7:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland PENINSULA (Palo Alto) Sunday, May 15, 2011; 4 PM / 3:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto Los Angeles-based Canadian composer Veronika Krausas pays tribute to San Francisco in Language of the Birds, a swirling and "slightly demented" musical riff on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetic portrait of San Francisco, with sounds ranging from atmospheric evocations of nature to whimsical depictions of birds. The piece was inspired by San Francisco artist Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's installation LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS.

Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"

Purcell's Baroque masterpiece bristles with Technicolor microtonal harmony — when tuned in the original meantone tuning. This chamber performance of the entire one-hour opera will be preceded by meantone masterpieces of John Dowland, William Byrd, György Ligeti, and Michaelangelo Rossi on lute and harpsichord. Produced and musical direction by Michael Kudirka and directed by Veronika Krausas and John Walcutt

University of Southern California


The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth A chamber opera by Veronika Krausas based on Macbeth by Shakespeare.

interview: Interview with Veronika Krausas on VOX 2008

Fais Do-Do 5257 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Libretto by Tom Pettit Directed by Yuval Sharon Choreography by Bianca Sapetto Conducted by Marc Lowenstein Production Design by Matt Hooper Pennington

Featuring: Ensemble Green and guitarist Michael Kudirka Soprano Michelle Jasso as Lady Macbeth Sopranos Carmina Escobar, Alexandra Loutsion & Kalean Ung as the Witches Former Cirque du Soleil acrobats Karl Baumann, Bianca Sapetto.

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