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Congratulations to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli for their Grammy nominations in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category!  The Los Angeles Times has the full list of classical nominees, which also includes Laurie Anderson’s “Landfall” for Best Chamber Music.

Read Joseph Horowitz’s article in the Weekly Standard about the ways in which orchestras can be humanities institutions in their communities – and how the organization Music Unwound is helping to partner orchestras and universities to create important programs and start conversations that highlight the diversity and range of representation in art music. Formed eight years ago, Music Unwound is a national consortium of orchestras supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There’s a new YouTube channel dedicated to new operas.  Created by the London-based opera company Tête à Tête, the channel will allow users to upload new works, create playlists, and create community in support of new works to add to the repertoire.  Read more about it at The Stage.

AND — it’s time for Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy to celebrate our 10th anniversary!  We were founded in 2008, so — before 2018 slips by us — let’s honor our achievements, our goals, and all that we hold dear as our source of inspiration, namely The Women’s Philharmonic.  We were founded with the goal of continuing the legacy of The Women’s Philharmonic, and thus we’d like to launch a series of reflections by people who were positively impacted by TWP. Our first essay is by Dr. Kathleen McGuire.

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