News and music to start your week!

San Francisco Classical Voice shares the news of a new series at the Marsh featuring the art songs of Black composers.  Soprano Candace Johnson, pictured above, will be performing works by Adolphus Hailstork on May 22.  Find out how you can tune into the livestreamed event at

Learn about how Sufi women are defying social conventions in order to save at-risk music traditions.  The Christian Science Monitor has the story.

There has been extensive discussion about the documentary Sisters With Transistors (exploring the significant role women have played in electronic music) as the film has become more widely available.  Read the latest review from Wired.

The Rhythm Method “strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context.”   The four performer/composers presented a concert in honor of Mother’s Day, performing works by Elizabeth Maconchy, Florence Price, Leah Asher, and Amanda Maier-Rontgen.  Learn more about the concert, and the ensemble, at And explore further on their website.

New Music Box also recognized the relationship between music and motherhood with a short round-up of writings by Sara Serpa and Erica Lindsay about the connection between the two.

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