News and music to start your week!

Alondra Vega-Zaldivar ComposerIt’s always exciting to listen to a new episode of Listening to Ladies! Episode 24 features a conversation with Alondra Vega-Zaldivar, a Canadian composer born in Cuba. Find more information and examples of her work on the LtL website, and listen in through your favorite Podcast app, or stream it below:

This past week also saw a feature story about Florence Price on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Listen in!

We are so excited about the many performances of Florence Price’s music that are taking place — The Minnesota Orchestra on Jan. 12, the Oakland Symphony performed the 3rd symphony on Jan. 25, and the Camillia Symphony will perform the Violin Concerto No. 2, with Er-Gene Kahng, violin, on Feb. 16.

Julia Wolfe’s newest work,  the oratorio “Fire in My Mouth” remembers the 146 women and girls who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.  It was recently premiered by the New York Philharmonic and The New York Times has a conversation with the composer as she prepared for the performance.  Have a peek at the composer in action choosing instruments for the chorus in NYC’s garment district:

Congratulations to composer Rebecca Saunders, winner of the Ernst von Siemens Music prize – the first woman to receive the award!! Here is the announcement from the Siemens Foundation, and The Guardian also has the story.

There’s so much going on!  Make sure to tell us what we’ve missed!  [email protected]