News to start your week!

Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on two Grammy Nominations!  The new recording of Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain,  has been nominated for the Best Opera Recording as well as the Best Contemporary Classical Composition.  Read more at the Albuquerque Journal Winners will be announced February 12.

Elizabeth Blair, composer and Listening to Ladies podcast creator, has added her thoughts to the conversation about Kaija Saariaho’s historic premiere.  Her piece, published by Second Inversion, looks at the life and careers of Saarhiaho with Ethel Smyth.  It’s a must read!

And speaking of Listening to Ladies – don’t forget to catch the latest episode with Jessie Montgomery.

Kenny O’Brien has a profile of Pauline Oliveros at The New Yorker.  The electronic music pioneer who championed “deep listening” passed in late November.

American composer Andrew Norman is the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award – a prestigious award for contemporary composers.  In The New York Times Norman used the award as an opportunity to speak out about the importance of diversity in concert halls – and we applaud him for doing so!   Read it here.

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