Monday Link Round Up: August 10, 2015

Some stories and links to start your week:

Test your knowledge with the monthly quiz sponsored by Into the Light Radio.  The first person to correctly name the composer and piece will win an orchestral sampler CD from WPA!  Find the quiz here.

Evelyn Glennie, who is performing at the BBC Proms, was interviewed by The Guardian.

Last week Alex Ross gave his review of The Wreckers – this week he considers the comparison of Smyth’s opera to Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes.  Read more at his blog.

Musical America featured Orin O’Brien, the first woman member of the New York Philharmonic.  She was hired by Bernstein in 1966, and is still performing.  She was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara – only the 13th person to receive the award.  Read more here.


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