News to start your week!

Very exciting! Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on winning two Grammy Awards last night!  Her Viola Concerto won “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” and she also brought home “Best Classical Compendium” for the recording of All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto, & Oboe Concerto.  Read the full list of winners at the New York Times. (and remember you read about Higdon’s Viola Concerto here first, as we reviewed the work in its March 2015 premiere tour!)

Rob Deemer writes about his amazing (and still developing) Women Composers Database at New Music Box – discussing how it was created, how it can be used, and how we can continue to advocate for change in representation and concert programming.

Lisa Hirsch is watching the release of 2018-2019 programming by orchestras and opera companies, and records the emerging results on her blog, here.

Our guest blogger Timothy Diovanni offers insights on a recent panel of feminist interpretations of Puccini’s La Bohème, that took place recently at Columbia University.

And congratulations to Marin Alsop, named the Artistic Director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra!  Read more at The Guardian.

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