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The Digital Festival of Women in Music ( German version, Feminale der Musik) continues TODAY (April 20) with live interviews about Ethel Smyth (with Marleen Hoffmann) and Rebecca Clarke (with WPA President Liane Curtis, in English 🙂   German time, 20:00, 2 pm US East Coast time, 11 AM US West coast time.

The Festival continues on April 21, with an Online Workshop of Sonic Mediation, based on the practice of composer Pauline Oliveros. The workshop is in English, and open to all, but registration is required (see website).  Again, German time, 20:00, 2 pm US East Coast time, 11 AM US West coast time. It’s all at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM).

Conductor Marin Alsop, pictured, spoke with NPR about her future plans since she announced she will be leaving The Baltimore Symphony.  Read on or listen in below:

Mary Kouyoumdjian writes for I Care if You Listen about how she is spending this time of self isolation and quarantine. Spoiler: it’s not in creating art right now.  With all of the calls to be productive in what is in actually a time of crisis, this is a refreshing read on why it’s okay to step away for a bit.

NPR’s Deceptive Cadence also shared a piece about the music that does come out of plagues – including a new work that Lisa Bielawa is currently working on a choral piece titled Broadcast from HomeRead on or listen in below:

Conductor Anna Edwards offers a wonderful, curated listening list — four living composers and two historic, with three links for each composer, offering a varied introduction to the artistic worlds of these composers. SOCIAL LISTENING WITH ANNA , the composers are Maria Newman
Leanna Primiani, Angelique Poteat, Hanna Benn, Barbara Strozzi, Ruth Gipps.

Be sure to tell us what we missed! Stay safe and keep socially distancing!  info@wophil.org