Music and news to start your week!
For the first time ever, the orchestra of the Academy Awards Ceremony (the Oscars, Feb. 9) will be led by a woman. Congratulations go to Irish conductor Eímear Noone, pictured above, who will lead excerpts from the films nominated for Best Music (Original Score). Noone herself is both a conductor and a composer (specializing in video game music). Learn more at Irish Times and also at Classic FM
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The Juilliard School of Music in New York City celebrates the anniversary of the 19th amendment with a Focus Festival celebrating 32 women composers. The New York Times has the story. AND our own NYC correspondent Tamara Cashour offers this intro.
Meghan Ihnen of I Care If You Listen speaks with composer and cellist Erin Busch, founder and Artistic Director of Young Women Composers Camp.
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