Theresa Treuenfels Performs Jenni Brandon’s Compostela

Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) is an award-winning composer, conductor, and mezzo-soprano who enjoys engaging with performers and audiences, often giving talks about the business of music and the art of collaboration. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sorel Medallion, the American Prize for Choral Composition, the Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Composition Competition, and the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. She was the composer in residence for the 2018 inaugural season of the LunART Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, where her chamber and choral music was featured throughout the festival. She also gave talks on the art of collaboration and worked with emerging composers in her workshop “From Page to Stage”.

Jenni Brandon’s “Double Helix” for Bassoon & Piano Is Performed by Carolyn Beck

“Double Helix” for bassoon and piano work is inspired by the sculpture of the same name by Long Beach, California sculptor Susan Hawkins. This sculpture (pictured on the cover of this score) depicts two separate figures dancing around each other, weaving their stories but never touching. The bassoon and the piano become these two dancers, gracefully moving across a stage to tell the story of this beautiful sculpture.