Concerts & Events March 16-31

Concerts & Events March 16-31

Future Concerts & Events March 16-31 (by U.S. State, alphabetically) California The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 on March 16. On March 24 the Berkeley Symphony will feature Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band. Jessie Montgomery and Louise Farrenc will be featured by the Oakland Symphony on March 22. The San José Youth Chamber Orchestra performs Alma Deutscher’s Allegretto  as well as the rest movement of Concerto for Strings by Grazyna Bacewicz on March 18. March 30th, Art in the Park, Crystal Cove State Park, CSUF New Music Ensemble and Guests perform works by Pamela Madsen  on the…

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering women composers! Our 2019 Women Composers Calendar is now ON SALE!  Grab your copy for just $13, including shipping.  Find it in our shop. Plan ahead for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford Festival!  Find the full schedule of events and get your tickets at the WCFH Website. Get a daily dose of #5womencomposers at the Music Theory Examples by Women Facebook page. (And music educators can enhance their curricula  with the amazing resources at the MTEW website. Catch up on podcasts by Listening to Ladies, where Elizabeth Blair has conversations with contemporary women…

Best of 2018! BBC International Women’s Day Orchestral Concert

Best of 2018! BBC International Women’s Day Orchestral Concert

One of the most important events in music of 2018 was the BBC’s International Women’s Day broadcasts and live concerts.  Performances and recordings were aired based on special research aimed at bringing to light unknown music composed by women.  The highlight of the day was this concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra.  We wanted to make sure this event is recalled and acknowledged so we have asked the noted musicologist Dr. Deborah Hayes to review the concert. Dr. Deborah Hayes is a pioneering scholar in the work to recover neglected women composers.   She is professor emerita at the College of…

Dora Pejačević -- another composer whose time has come?

With two upcoming performances of music by Dora Pejačević taking place in the next few weeks, we wonder if this remarkable but little-known composer, who was writing powerful orchestral works a century ago, is finally ready for rediscovery.  [Wondering how to pronounce Pejačević?] A recipient of our Performance Grant, the Willamette Falls Symphony, will be performing Pejačević’s brilliant Overture for Large Orchestra in d-minor, Op.49, this Sunday Feb. 18.   Performances in the US of Pejačević’s music are rare in the US, but Youtube offers the opportunity to hear the brash, colorful Overture, recorded in the composer’s homeland, Croatia, and also in Japan.…