This show is part of Hildegard Month at National Sawdust, held throughout June to celebrate the essential contributions of women to music both past and present.
The composers of the all-woman Luna Lab music collective will have world premieres on June 6th, performed by the outstanding Face the Music ensemble. The concert will also include music by established female composers, Luna Lab mentors and special guests.
Music will include selections from the Luna Lab fellows: Caroline Bragg, Maya Johnson, Helen Lyons, Katie Palka and Aliya Salmanov.
About Luna Composition Lab
Luna Composition Lab is a program that provides mentorship, performances and networking opportunities to female composers ages 13-19. Luna Composition Lab was founded in 2016 by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid in collaboration with Face the Music at the Kaufman Center, and in its inaugural season garnered attention from the New York Times, Musical America, The New Yorker, Huffington Post and NY1 News. Luna Composition Lab aims to help close the gender gap in the classical music field by providing participants with one-on-one mentorship with established female composers, performance opportunities in New York City, high-quality recordings, and instant access to a network of like-minded peers and professionals.
Luna Lab Mentors include Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail, Kristin Kuster, Tamar Muskal, and Gity Razaz.
Luna Lab Partners include New Amsterdam Records, National Sawdust, New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program, and Contemporaneous Ensemble
Luna Lab Supporters include The BMI Foundation, The Cheswatyr Foundation, The Patrina Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, and the Witherspoon Fund. Maya Johnson is the recipient of the Griselda Villanueva Fellowship. Caroline Bragg is The Patrina Foundation Fellow.