News and music to start your week!
Daniel Temkin is writing a series for New Music Box about ethics in music – with the most recent article being who in the new music world gets heard and why, including issues of representation. Read on here.
Justin Davidson shares the history and music of French composer and pianist Cécile Chaminade, and how her music was remembered through Chaminade clubs. Learn more at New York Magazine’s Vulture page.
Britain’s Royal Opera House came under fire this week when it was revealed that of the 19 conductors programmed for the coming season only one is a woman. The Guardian has the story.
And rising conducting star Karina Canellakis had an eventful debut with Orchestre symphonique de Montreal – when a soloist had to suddenly step down and the ensemble performed Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 cold! Read on at CBC.
What a thrill that Florence Price’s music continues to receive more performances! The Metropolitan Youth Symphony (Portland, OR) plays her Symphony No. 1 and Dances in the Canebreaks on May 21, together with a new work by young Portland composer Katie Palka that reflects on Price. Story here in the Oregon Artswatch.
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