Composer of the Month: Gaziza Zhubanova

Composer of the Month: Gaziza Zhubanova

Note from Liane Curtis — as professional musicologist, I’ve been researching women composers for over 30 years.  So every time I learn about a composer I haven’t heard of, I am reminded that we still have so much we need to do!  Our culture tended to...
A Canadian opera performed and problematized in new film

A Canadian opera performed and problematized in new film

A new film, The Lake / nx̌aʔx̌aʔitkʷ , is being screened in Vancouver, BC on May 5 and 12, as part of the DOXA Film Festival. The film may also be viewed online, but only in Canada! (Those who view online have 11 days to start watching once the material is available)....
Trailblazing Women featured by Santa Rosa Symphony

Trailblazing Women featured by Santa Rosa Symphony

— by Liane Curtis The Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS)  has seized upon the need to change their programming due to Covid19 as an opportunity to celebrate diversity and  highlight some brilliant works by women.  They have named Ellen Taaffe Zwilich as Artistic Partner...
Celebrating Undine Smith Moore

Celebrating Undine Smith Moore

This week we are celebrating the birthday of American composer Undine Smith Moore.  She was born August 25, 1904 and died February 6 1989. Considered the “Dean of Black Women Composers” she was in the generation that followed the groundbreaking work of...