Thea Musgrave at 90

Conductors and Artistic Directors love celebrating composers anniversary years. There is always tremendous excitement around remembering the work of a beloved composer celebrating a milestone. (Any classical music enthusiast will have a hard time finding any ensemble NOT performing a work, or an entire program, in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday.) This week ensembles in the United States and abroad will be honoring the life and work of Thea Musgrave, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, May 27. The Scottish-born composer, who has lived and works in the U.S. since the 1970’s, was a student of…