Monday Link Round Up: June 29

Some news worth reading:

Alex Ross wrote about the 2015 Ojai Music Festival, which took place earlier in June, in the July 6 edition of The New Yorker.  Featured composers at this year’s festival included Anna Thorvaldsdottir.  The International Contemporary Ensemble performed “In the Light of Air.”  Read more here.

Orchestra Iowa has hired a new concertmaster.  Award winning violinist Dawn Gingrich will begin her tenure in the 2015-2016 season.  Read more here.

Tom Service of The Guardian discusses the history and continued relevance of the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.  Read about the ways in which the role, and the misogyny that Violetta experiences, continues to speak to today’s audiences.

The Blue Streak Ensemble, which was founded by composer Margaret Brouwer, has two upcoming concerts featuring the work of Brouwer and Chen Yi among other contemporary composers.  Learn more at the Blue Streak Ensemble website.


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