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The Tailleferre Ensemble Performed Jenni Brandon’s Music at St John’s Arts and Recreation Centre Harlow, UK

May 6, 2022

The Tailleferre Ensemble performed music by Jenni Brandon at St John’s Arts and Recreation Centre, St John’s Walk, Market Street CM17 0AJ, Harlow, UK on May 6, 2022. Members of the ensemble for this concert were Penelope Smith, Nicola Hands, Emma Halnan, and Lana Bode. The ensemble also performed works by Cecilia McDowall, Ingrid Stölzel, Juliana Hall, Rhian Samuel, Lili Boulanger and Madeleine Dring.

The Tailleferre Ensemble is a chamber collective founded in 2019 by Nicola Hands and Penelope Smith, with the aim of promoting women in music. They are a flexible chamber ensemble, performing recitals of differing instrumentation and genre.

Jenni Brandon is a composer and conductor, creating music in collaboration with other musicians and artists. She writes music that is beautiful and lyrical, telling stories through memorable musical lines often influenced by the collaborator’s story, nature, and poetry.

She has been commissioned to write music for soloists, chamber ensembles, concertos, opera and orchestra. Her music appears on over 20 albums, and has been awarded the Sorel Medallion, American Prize, Paderewski Cycle, Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Composition Competition, and Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition among others. Her works are published and distributed by Boosey & Hawkes, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Graphite Publishing, TrevCo Music Publishing, Imagine Music, J.W. Pepper, and June Emerson. She also runs her own publishing company, Jenni Brandon Music, which publishes and distributes her works.

As a conductor she often conducts her own works and works by living composers. She conducted her one-act opera 3 PADEREWSKIS in the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center in 2019. She also presents workshops and talks on collaboration and the business of music, striving to create a supportive environment where collaboration leads to an exploration of ideas.

She received her undergraduate degree in Music Composition at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She then received her Master’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin. She did doctoral work at the University of Southern California.

When she is not making music, Jenni is often on her yoga mat, either practicing or teaching yoga. Jenni also loves walking her dogs and travelling with her husband to snorkel in tropical waters. Visit jennibrandon.com to learn more.


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