Monday Link Round Up: September 17, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Pacific Standard spoke to WPA President Liane Curtis about the current state of women’s work in symphonic spaces.  Read on here! It’s Hildegard von Bingen’s Feast Day! Celebrate by listening to some of her best known works! In the Muse, the blog for the Arts Division of the Library of Congress, writes about Clara Schumann’s 199th birthday.  Wouldn’t it be great to have her 200th celebrated by symphonies across the country and around the world?!  A WPA Performance Grant may be able to help! The Women Composers Festival of Hartford are now…

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY, AMY BEACH!!

As this year marks Amy Beach’s 150th birthday, much is being done in celebration about this remarkable woman’s life and work! Numerous orchestras, choral ensembles, chamber ensembles and soloists around the world have performed or will be performing works by the pioneering American composer/pianist this year and next in celebration.  There are new recordings available this year featuring her works and new scholarship has and will be written about her.  Additionally, new musical editions, both revised and published for the first time, are available by a variety of publishers, such as Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Publications! Here are a few highlights…

New Music Festival dedicated to Pauline Oliveros

16th Annual Festival of New Music at California State University, Fullerton – Feb. 22-26 “To the Ends of the Earth: Music from Iceland to Australia and Beyond” This year’s festival is dedicated in loving memory of Pauline Oliveros, founding composer-in-residence. The Festival features Composer-in-Residence Annie Gosfield, whose music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds. Dr. Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director. Featured concerts include: CSUF New Music Ensemble,  Friday, February 24, 2017 • 8pm, Meng Concert Hall and University Symphony Orchestra Concert features Pauline Oliveros’  Tuning Meditation for Orchestra Kimo Furumoto, conductor Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 4pm Meng Concert…

Call for Papers for Women Composers Festival of Hartford

The annual Women Composers Festival of Hartford is an event not to be missed, and we are excited to know that planning for the 2017 festival is already well underway.  The four day event always includes amazing concerts, papers, workshops, and conversations about the value and merit of the under-performed work by women composers, and what can be done to change the tide. This 2017 Festival will take place March 30-April 2 and feature Paula Matthusen as composer-in residence and the string trio forty/sixty as a guest ensemble. Each year the Festival invites open submissions for scores for specific instrumentations, as…