Monday Link Round Up: November 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: November 18, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to composer Gabriela Ortiz for her recent premiere with the LA Philharmonic.  Her Yanga for orchestra and choir, was commissioned by the LA Phil.  Learn more at NPR or listen in below. Congratulations are also owed to Professor Josephine Wright (pictured above), who teaches at The College of Wooster, for being named an Honorary Member of the American Musicology Society.  From the article at The Daily Record: At the annual meeting, Wright was cited “as a pioneer in the study and teaching of women’s and African-Americans’ participation in musical life, and in the…

Another perspective: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Women in Classical Music Symposium

Another perspective: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Women in Classical Music Symposium

Last week Penny Brandt reflected on the DSO Symposium, but we certainly felt such an important event could be looked at from multiple perspectives, so we are happy to welcome back Quinn Mason.  By Quinn Mason We’re well aware of some of the problems in the classical music profession but how often do we ask ourselves, “What steps are we taking to fix them?” The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is stepping up to the plate. Last week, they hosted their Women in Classical Music Symposium, which was several days of panels relating to the inclusion of women in the profession, along…

Monday Link Round Up: November 11, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: November 11, 2019

News and music to start your week! Marin Alsop is the new chief conductor of Vienna’s ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra – it’s the first time a woman has been named chief conductor in Austria.  Read on at RTL Today. Tom Huizenga of NPR’s Deceptive Cadence reviews Caroline Shaw’s new work for voice and string quartet titled “And So”.  Watch the video of the performance here. The Guardian has a piece from composer Emily Howard discussing how the 19th-century mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace inspired her compositional work. The Dallas News discussed two events, the Dallas Opera women conductors symposium, and…

DSO Women in Classical Music Symposium: Bringing “First and Only” into Community

DSO Women in Classical Music Symposium: Bringing “First and Only” into Community

Dr. Penny Brandt offers this report on the recent Symposium in Dallas: The “Women in Classical Music Symposium” hosted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was held this week at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas, Texas. Organizers included President and CEO of the DSO Kim Noltemy, Manager of Strategic Initiatives Sarah Whitling, and Director of Contemporary & SOLUNA Programs Gillian Friedman Fox, along with a whole team of staff that participated in panels, luncheons, and receptions to facilitate connections and networking between attendees. Speakers included the renowned American soprano Dawn Upshaw and rising-star conductor Gemma New, who is…