Jenni Brandon’s Music Performed by The Frost Chamber Players, University of Miami

The Frost School of Music – University of Miami and the Frost Chamber Players, members of the faculty in the Classical departments, come together in an All-star celebration of women composers, performing , Jenni Brandon’s “The Sequoia Trio”, Tania J. Leon, Dorothy Hindman, Jennifer Higdon, Valerie Coleman , Rebecca Clarke, and Louise Farrenc. Dorothy Hindman will lead a brief pre-concert chat at 6:30pm. The concert is on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146
The highly acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami ranks among the most comprehensive and innovative in the nation. Originally founded as a Conservatory of Music in 1926, it continues to offer premier performance experiences for instrumentalists and vocalists, and a wide spectrum of degree offerings for virtually every area of musical study and research.
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”.
Her recent commissions and performances include We Are Joy, a piano concerto for choir and chamber orchestra with poetry by Oliver Mayer and soon to be published by Pavane Publishing. Her new 60-minute American Musical Hybrid “3 Paderewskis” with book by Oliver Mayer is the winner of the 2017 Paderewski Cycle. It is Commissioned by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual program NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022. and is being performed at the University of Southern California (USC); Aula Nova, I.J. Paderewski Conservatory, Swiety Marcin 87, 61-808 Poznan, Poland and The Kennedy Center.