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…

UPDATE: Smyth's THE PRISON in radio broadcast, April 27

Listen tonight (April 27) to the Johnstown Symphony’s April 7 performance — 7 pm   (Eastern Daylight Time)  on WQED Radio (Link here) Published April 5: Ethel Smyth’s THE PRISON to receive North American Premiere “She is a hero, and it so relates to the things that we are going through with the #MeToo movement, she dealt with problems that women are still having to deal with today.”  Soprano soloist Chelsea Shephard, about composer Ethel Smyth Two major ensembles in the northeastern U.S. will be performing the North American premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s great work, THE PRISON (1930), composed for two vocal…

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…

A Nobel Honor for Amy Beach

We are thrilled that the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Joana Carneiro, will be performing second movement, Alla Siciliana of Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 (Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Publications’ revised edition) for the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony! The Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 P.M. Central European Time (CET, which is 10:30 A.M. EST) and will be streamed live on the Nobel website.  The various events will be televised on a number of different channels around the world as well. Please note that the Awards Ceremony is not the same as the Nobel Prize Concert on…