Marilyn Shrude’s birthday celebration was December 2, 2021 at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. It featured Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, New Thread Quartet, Momenta Quartet, John Sampen, and Ariadne Greif.

The concert was prepared for radio distribution internationally

and can be accessed at Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Part 1 Part 2

Composer Marilyn Shrude is known for her warm, lyrical music, highly linear and multi-layered with timbral contrasts that result in a bright, shimmering and delicately wrought sound world. She received degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University, where she studied with Alan Stout and M. William Karlins. Among her more prestigious honors are those from the Guggenheim Foundation (2011 Fellow), American Academy of Arts and Letters, Rockefeller Foundation, Chamber Music America/ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was the first woman to receive the Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards for Orchestral Music (1984) and the Cleveland Arts Prize for Music (1998). Read More…