Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

News to start your week! Have you seen our report on who is being heard in the 2018-2019 orchestral concert season?  Find all the news — good and bad — here. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast ready to stream and share!  In the latest episode she talks to American composer Judith Shatin.  Find more info at the website, and listen below! Fran Hoepfner wrote a great piece for WQXR’s blog about the “Wholehearted Americanness” of Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor.  Read the article, and Hoepfner’s analysis of the work, at WQXR. At Sequenza 21 Rodney Lister writes…

Speaking Her Truth: A Discussion with Jessica Rudman and Kendra Preston Leonard

We are delighted to share this conversation between Jessica Rudman (JR) and Kendra Preston Leonard (KPL) as they discuss the upcoming Hartford Opera Theater and Hartford Independence Chamber Orchestra’s program “Speaking Her Truth,” which includes Rudman’s micro-opera Trigger, Rudman and Leonard’s song cycle Four Songs for Lady Macbeth, and their opera Marie Curie Learns to Swim. Trigger is Rudman’s response to an incident in which an abused woman overheard the policemen involved in her case speculating about what she had done to “deserve” being hit. In Four Songs for Lady Macbeth, various figures address the real and fictional life of…

Monday Link Round Up: February 1, 2016

Some news to start your week! Philip Kennicott, art critic for The Washington Post, contributed to this month’s Opera News to discuss the ways in which topics of gender and race are handled – or not – in current opera productions.  This comes after the Met ended the tradition of using blackface in Otello and recent conversations surrounding The Mikado and the depiction of Asian characters by white actors.  Read Kennicott’s full piece here.   The Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute concert took place on Friday, January 29th, featuring the work of seven rising composers, including Kirsten Broberg and Emily Cooley.  Minnesota Public Radio spoke with…

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla in the News

Audiences are getting more and more familiar with the name Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for good reason.  The up and coming conductor is gaining attention – and acclaim – for her work in the United States and around the world. NBC Today recently interviewed Gražinytė-Tyla, introducing her to audiences as the “woman conductor of the LA Philharmonic”.  (She recently was awarded the role of Assistant Conductor .) And now at least one critic has speculated that Gražinytė-Tyla could be named the new music director of the City of Birmingham (UK) Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).  After two exciting and well received guest appearances, Christopher Morely of…