News and music to start your week!

Smithsonian Magazine has a great article about Hawai’i’s last ruler and composer Queen Lili’uokalani.

Last year a new orchestra formed in the UK specifically for musicians with disabilities.  Classical FM has a story on how the first year has gone and how they are looking forward to the future.

And The Guardian’s Fiona Maddocks has a conversation with conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla who talks about the challenges that orchestras in the UK are facing.

Be sure to let us know what we missed!