Fanny Mendelssohn’s response to the epidemic of 1831

Fanny Mendelssohn’s response to the epidemic of 1831

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) and her Cholera Cantata  We welcome today’s featured guest blogger, Regine Angela Thompson, Ph.D..  Dr. Thompson is an author and lecturer who has been focusing on Fanny Mendelssohn for many years. She also serves as advisor and...
Follow up to the 2020-2021 Repertoire Report

Follow up to the 2020-2021 Repertoire Report

We went back to the numbers – and looked back over the past three seasons – to see how the most prestigious ensembles in the United States are shaping their programming in terms of inclusion and diversity.  There has been significant pressure in recent...
2020-2021 Season: By the Numbers

2020-2021 Season: By the Numbers

By Sarah Baer Even amid all of the chaos and uncertainty – and cancelled seasons – due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensembles are planning for the future.  All major ensembles have released their 2020-2021 season announcements, so we have once again read...
Joshua Kosman’s Tribute to The Women’s Philharmonic

Joshua Kosman’s Tribute to The Women’s Philharmonic

Joshua Kosman is my favorite music critic. His energy, devotion, precision in focusing on the important issues as well as having a perspective on “the big picture” mean that I never tire of reading his work. I often ponder how fortunate the Bay Area of...
2019-2020 Season Follow Up

2019-2020 Season Follow Up

We recently posted our initial findings for the data we collected from the 2019-2020 season, and have received many comments and questions, and I’ll answer as many as I can! We were asked was any composer besides Beethoven had more works performed than the total...