News to start your week!

There are important conversations as a result of Charlottesville happening across disciplines.  One thought provoking discussion about the problems with a Eurocentric approach to music history and music theory is made by musicologist Ethen Hein.  Read on here.

The Library of Congress has announced their 2017-2018 season of concerts – including new commissions by Rebecca Saunders (a string quartet) and Esperanza Spalding (duo for violin and piano).  Learn more about the coming events, and how to get tickets, here.

Bangor University, Wales, U.K., will be hosting an International Conference on Women’s Work in Music September 4-7.  Musicologist Dr. Sophie Fuller will be a keynote speaker, and concerts will celebrate the work of Grace Williams, Hilary Tann, Nicola LeFanu, and Eleanor Alberga.   More information here.

Ahram Online profiles the Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra – an Egyptian ensemble comprised entirely of blind and visually impaired women.  The ensemble, which first premiered in 1988, just completed its 31st international tour.  Learn more about the amazing ensemble here.

What did we miss?  What are you reading?