News to start your week!

On entertainment site Vulture, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Justin Davidson discusses the work of Lili Boulanger (pictured), and why it is so deserving of the performances it is finally beginning to receive.

Jennifer Dautermann at NewMusicBox has a great article titled Listening To and Learning From Each Other – a great read about how music and the arts can be used to bridge divides and find commonality.

Learn more about Mary Hallock Greenewalt – musician, inventor, and businesswoman – at  In the Muse on the Library of Congress blog.  Greenewalt was an amazing woman who invented the “color organ”!

In the Muse also has a reflection on the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which featured music by William Grant Still.

Though at WPA we focus more on the Philharmonic part of the music world, here are three young women jazz artists for you to know via NPR.

On May 5, amazing Portland Youth Philharmonic performed Lera Auerbach’s Symphony No. 1 (“Chimera”), and an insightful series of blog posts offered fascinating background on the piece.

Be sure to let us know what we missed, and what you are listening to!