News and Music to start your week!
ICYMI, Musicologist Douglas Shadle has a new post at NewMusicBox about the life and legacy of Florence Price, specifically remembered in this #BlackLivesMatter era. If you haven’t already, make time for this great piece now!
Composer and performer Helga Davis spoke at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where she is currently in the role of visiting curator. WBUR has the story.
Learn about the distances composer that Laura Bowler went for her latest work about climate change. Read Bowler’s piece at The Guardian.
The gender pay discrimination suit filed by Elizabeth Rowe against the Boston Symphony has been settled out of court. The first case of this kind, this closely watched lawsuit may be the beginning of significant changes in the classical music world. Read on at NPR.
Joshua Kosman, writing at the Datebok of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports on issues faced by transgender singers: Does voice have a gender? For trans singers, old categories are breaking down. The article considers vocalists from community choruses to opera stars at the most prominent professional level.
On our blog, Feminist in the Concert Hall, Liane Curtis reports on a concert by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra of Sacramento, that included Florence Price’s Violin Concerto no. 2 and Julia Perry’s “Short Work for Orchestra.”
Our Featured Guest Blogger Dr. Amy Zigler reports on sitting-in at the first recording of Ethel Smyth’s great but unknown orchestral-vocal work, The Prison. We can hardly wait to hear the finished product!
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