News to start your week!

BBC Radio 4’s “Behind the Scenes” looks at Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s work during her first year as Music Director of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  Listen online here.


Conductor Amy Andersson is organizing a new ensemble, Orchestra Moderne NYC.  The inaugural concert will happen in October at Carnegie Hall.  The first concert, which celebrates the legacy of immigration to the United States, includes Overture to Light by Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis.  Learn more here.


Composer Wang Jie is working on a new opera, It Rained on Shakopee, after being inspired by inmates while running workshops at the Shakopee women’s prison.   It was recently premiered by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.  Don’t miss the story, covered by Minnesota Public Radio.


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