Feminist in the Concert Hall

Monday Link Roundup: April 18, 2022

Monday Link Roundup: April 18, 2022

A bit of news to start your week! Bethan Langford as Maria Theresia von Paradis in The Paradis Files. Photograph: Patrick Baldwin We are intrigued by the new opera that explores the life of the blind composer and pianist, Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824).  “The...

Monday Link Roundup: April 11, 2022

Monday Link Roundup: April 11, 2022

Exciting News to start your week!!:   Opera American has announced the 2022 winners of their Discovery grants. Eight women composers will receive grants to support the development of new opera and music-theater works: Layale Chaker, Ashi Day, Susan Kander, Anne...

Michiru Oshima: Eastern Musical Icon

Michiru Oshima: Eastern Musical Icon

We are very excited to conclude Women's History Month with a post by Featured Guest Blogger Elizabeth de Brito.  Ms. de Brito is the Founder and Creator of The Daffodil Perspective, a classical music podcast where very show is gender balanced and racially equitable,...

Weekly Link Round-Up March 25,

Weekly Link Round-Up March 25,

Sorry to be so late with our weekly update!  We do want to make sure everyone knows that the Women Composers Festival of Hartford is completely available online (until April 7), and for no fee (donations are encouraged, of course!)  The 2022 Ensemble-in-residence...

Monday Link Roundup: March 14, 2022

Monday Link Roundup: March 14, 2022

We hope you had an exciting International Women's Day! March 8 revealed this statue of Dame Ethel Smyth, in the town of Woking, UK, where the great composer lived the last decades of her life.  Sculptor Christine Charlesworth presents Smyth "wearing her customary...

Happy International Women’s Day!  And Link Round-Up!

Happy International Women’s Day! And Link Round-Up!

Happy Women’s History Month and (tomorrow) International Women’s Day! We are thrilled to unveil our newly updated and expanded database “500 Operas by Women”!!  Last week we scolded the Met Opera for their continued denial of women’s creativity as composers.  So here...