News and music to start your week.

As we pause on Memorial Day, here are some works by women composers appropriate for today’s reflection.

Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – a play off of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man – is a brilliant work.

Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater is a poignant work, helping us to consider the weight of the day and the sacrifices made.

Lili Boulanger’s setting of Pie Jesu is not to be missed.

Upcoming concerts!

The Orchestra of the League of Composers performs Aurora by Thea Musgrave on June 1.

The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony will perform Elfrida Andrée – Prelude to Fritiofs Saga on June 6.

Past Concerts! 

We’re happy that the recent New York City premiere of Florence Price Violin Concerto no. 2 received this enthusiastic review in the SFCV!

Another important premiere — a world premiere that took place in NYC — was Miriam Gideon’s opera  “Fortunato,” which we reported on in our blog.

Be sure to let us know what we missed!