Composer and companion
Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek is 90
The American composer Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek celebrates her 90th birthday on 23 May. Born in 1924 in Minnesota, she studied from 1942 at the Institute for Fine Arts of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she met her future husband Ernst Krenek (1900–1991). Since his death she has worked tirelessly to maintain the profile of her husband’s works. Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek is honorary president of the Ernst Krenek Institute Private Foundation in Krems, Austria. She will also celebrate her milestone birthday there. As part of a celebration in the Ernst Krenek Forum, a new documentary video about Gladys Krenek will be shown, with contributions from friends, companions and contemporaries. There will also be a concert, and a new exhibition will be opened. Some of the composer’s works are published by Bärenreiter.