News to start your week!
Conductor JoAnn Falletta, who leads the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read the press release here.
Estonian World has an in depth interview with conductor Kristiina Poska – the kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin, and reportedly the busiest woman conductor in the world (based on the number of performances). Read the full interview here.
In disappointing news, the 10th annual Forum Wallis, an international festival for new music that takes place in Switzerland May 12-16, has announced that it will feature the works of 10 American composers – all of whom are men. (Though the festival isn’t completely without women – works by Mirjana Nardelli of Italy, Emilie Payeur of Canada, and Leonie Roessler of Germany/the Netherlands will be heard). Read more at NewMusicBox.
I missed writing about the Boston Women’s Music Project before their inaugural concert on April 13, but don’t miss Carol Cubberly’s review of the concert in the Boston Music Intelligencer!
What did I miss? As always, leave a comment and link below!