News to start your week:

BBC Radio 3 has commissioned a new work from composer Kate Whitley.  The project, which is set to be premiered on International Women’s Day, will set the text of Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 UN speech to music.  Learn more about this work, and other programming on International Women’s Day, at The Guardian.

There is a new album of works for piano by French composer, and first female teacher at the Paris Conservatoire, Hélène de Montgeroult.  Performed by Edna Stern, the album includes her Ninth Sonata as well as twelve etudes.  The Guardian has a review – and have a taste below:

NewMusicBox has a round up of all of the composer nominees for the 89th Academy Awards – including Mica Levi for her original score for Jackie.  The Los Angeles Times has an in depth discussion with the composer.

Composer Philip Glass will celebrate his 80th birthday on January 31.  In honor of this, NPR has been talking to collaborators throughout his career, including Laurie Anderson.  There are two stories below – or read online at Deceptive Cadence and All Songs Considered.

And don’t forget to get your 2017 WPA Women’s Composer calendar!  On sale here!

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