Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

News and music to start your week! Contemporary Musical Theatre interviews composer Georgia Stitt. The focus is the organization Maestra Music which Stitt founded “to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry.” Read Five Questions to composer Katherine Balch from I Care if you Listen.  Balch has also written about the support she received from her mentor, Dr. Kati Agócs and the importance of having female mentors and role models. Pianist Magazine has a list of 10 Women 21st century Composers that you should know, including Errollyn Wallen (pictured above),…

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! Music Specialist Susan Clermont, at the Library of Congress, wrote a post for the LOC blog “In the Muse” to celebrate the life and work of Barabara Strozzi, pictured above.  The Baroque era composer and singer published over 7 books of compositions during her lifetime – but only 2 are extant today.  Learn about her extraordinary life and career.  And here is a new recording celebrating Strozzi’s music! Galina Ustvolskaya, Soviet-era Russian composer, is remembered and profiled in the New York Times this past week.  While her bracing music is far from “easy…

Monday Link Round Up: September 30, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: September 30, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that they have discovered letters from Clara Schumann in their archives!  This is just after Clara’s 200th birthday celebration in which many world-famous ensembles spoke about her achievements, but no top-tier U.S. orchestra programmed any of her works.  Read more at the Philadelphia Orchestra website. Listen in on a new episode of Listening to Ladies – this time Elizabeth Blair is in conversation with Patricia Martinez (pictured above), an Argentinian/Spanish composer based in Buenos Aires. On our own blog, Feminist in the Concert Hall, we have Featured Guest…

Monday Link Round Up: September 23, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: September 23, 2019

News and music to start your week! History was made at the Philadelphia Orchestra when they performed Umoja by Valerie Coleman –  the first classical work by a living African American woman that they have every performed.  Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer. After last year’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh, several composers responded to the allegations of sexual harassment through music. Kenji Bunch, artistic director of the Portand (OR)-based new music ensemble called “Fear No Music”, proposed the idea and was joined by Daniel Felsenfeld and Andrea Reinkemeyer.  The concert launched a season of works that will all…