News to start your week!

BachTrack has their 2018 year round up – with some promising and exciting results for women composers and conductors! See the data for yourself at BachTrack.

The New York Times has an important piece about just how underrepresented women are in film music.  Though there is no lack of women who score for film, the meetings (and consequently the jobs) seem to more than often go to the men.  Read on here.

Nadia Sirota is starting a new podcast!  Her previous podcast, Meet the Composer, ran from 2014 to 2017 and featured great discussions with some of today’s finest.  We look forward to more exciting conversations from composers and musicians in 2019 at Living Music.  The first conversation will be with Caroline Shaw – and I’m sure it’s just the beginning of a wonderful new podcast.

In upcoming performances, there is much to anticipate, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra‘s performances of Kaija Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver  on Jan. 24, 25, 26, and 29. The BSO also offers a “What I Hear” session with Saairaho, featuring chamber performances and conversation, preceding the Jan. 24 concert.  And in innovative programming on the other coast, the Thalia Symphony (of Seattle) offers Rebecca Clarke’s  “Comodo e amabile” for string orchestra, in their concert of Jan. 19.

What news did we miss?  What concerts are you going to (or would like to?)

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