Listeners who follow classical music in Madison will have noticed Lawren Brianna Ware. In 2017, she was the Grand Prize winner in the Overture Center’s “Rising Stars” competition. Since then she has finished a Master’s in piano performance at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is now studying composition with Prof. Laura Schwendinger. On Saturday, November 16th, Ms. Ware will play a concert with a number of collaborators as part of Grace Episcopal Church’s “Grace Presents” series. The program will include works by Chopin, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Say, Ewazen, and others, including Ware’s own work “Borealis.” In the interview, she discusses her musical training, her journey to Madison, and her future plans with WORT’s Peter Haney. In addition to “Borealis, the interview includes “Hurakan,” an award-winning work for wind ensemble from 2016. The interview touches on “Un Sueño Aplazado, ” (“A Dream Deferred”), a topical work of Ms, Ware’s about the plight of the DREAMers that was performed by the Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra earlier this year. Photo Credit: Estefania White.
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