Iceland Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Women Composers

Iceland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote – and in honor of the occasion the Iceland Symphony Orchestra presented a concert June 11 featuring the works of contemporary and historic women composers. The program, which was wonderfully titled “Titans and Trailblazers”, included works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (who name also appears as Þorvaldsdóttir), who was just announced as a composer in residence at the New York Philharmonic,  Jórunn Viðar, and two pieces by Amy Beach, including her Gaelic Symphony.  The conductor for the evening was Ligia Amadio who is currently serving as the chief conductor of the Bogotá Philharmonic.  The other…