News and music to start your week!
Congratulations go to composer Errollyn Wallen, pictured above, who was named the recipient of the 2020 ISM Distinguished Musician Award. From the website: “Established in 1976, the ISM Distinguished Musician Award recognises outstanding contributions to musical life in the UK. Errollyn joins such esteemed recipients as Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir David Willcocks, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Michael Tippett, Jacqueline du Pré OBE and Sir Charles Groves.” Read more at ISM.org.
Learn about the Alma Ensemble – a trio that is committed to the performance of works by women composers. Their repertoire looks to the past, as well as the present, and future commissions, as they explore new and overlooked repertoire. Read more about the ensemble, which is based in Virginia, at The Roanoker. You can also hear a radio feature on WVTF, and links to performances are available on their website.
This week Variety showcased the lack of representation in film music – and, in particular, the lack of nominations or awards presented to women creators in the field.
On Tuesday, May 4 at 1pm EST, Caroline Shaw and her mother, Jon (a Suzuki strings teacher) will have a conversation about Music and Motherhood, hosted by Max Potter. The conversation is sponsored by The Boulanger Initiative and Potter Violins. Find out more information at the Facebook Event, or on the Potter Violins Website.
And listen in at New Music Box to the newest edition of Julia Adolphe’s podcast, or stream it below: