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LA Phil – YOLA Day 2
Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

The New York Philharmonic is commissioning 19 new works by women composers in honor of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.  Read more about the project, titled simply Project 19, on the New York Philharmonic’s website or at the NYTimes.  The first debut is by Tania León, pictured above.  She is also  featured in this New York Times article about her life and work, as well as the new piece.

Congratulations to Marin Alsop who was named Chief Conductor and Curator of the Ravinia Festival. Read more at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra website.

Read about the women composers who have been nominated for Oscars for their film scores.  Though Hildur Guðnadóttir is becoming a recognizable name (due to her Golden Globe award and other achievements), there are a lot of other women contenders in the running, in a wide range of films.  Read more at Variety.

And read more about composer and sound artist Anna Meredith’s newest projects in London at The Guardian.

Have you listened in to The Daffodil Perspective lately?  Don’t miss the wonderful programming – and a new opportunity to learn even more!

WPA President Liane Curtis attended the Conductors Guild Conference in Montreal — Phil of Pagu Batons is one of the great people she met there — Phil made this video and more importantly made the baton used by Eímear Noone, conducting at the Oscars Ceremony!

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