Great Works This Weekend

There are great concerts to look forward to this weekend from several WPA Performance Grant winners!   The Denver Young Artists Orchestra will be hosting a Women in Music Symposium at the Lamont School of Music on October 7 & 8.  There will be concerts, conversations, and discussions about the history and continuing challenges facing women composers.  The featured concert for the weekend will take place on October 8 with a performance of Hilary Tann’s Open Field.     The Rogue Valley Symphony will be presenting the World Premiere of Cantus by I’lana Cotton on October 6, 7, & 8.  The piece…

Germaine Tailleferre: The Effects of Critics and Historians on her Reception

Distinguished Guest Blogger Timothy Diovanni joins us again with a sequel to his previous article about Germaine Tailleferre, Malicious Men: The Harmful Effects of Tailleferre’s Father and Husbands on her Life and Career.     Imagine yourself in Paris in late May of 1923. You stand in front of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, an ornate hall constructed ten years prior, in anticipation. Today’s performance includes the premiere of Le Marchand d’oiseaux, with music by Germaine Tailleferre, story, costume, and production by Hélène Perdriat, and choreography from Jean Börlin. The Eiffel Tower looms darkly to your left. You spot Darius Milhaud, here…