Monday Link Round Up: October 15, 2018

News and music to start your week!

Our congratulations to Tania Leon – composer, conductor, educator, and now member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!  Broadway news has the story.

Congratulations also go to Unsuk Chin who was just awarded the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music and a commission from the New York Philharmonic.  Read more at the New York Times.

NPR spoke to MacArthur Genius Grant winner Vijay Gupta, a musician and social justice advocate, about his work to make music accessible to everyone.  Read more at the NPR website, or listen to the interview below:

Parma Recordings interviewed composer Juliana Hall and her work – specifically her songs.  Learn more at the Parma Recordings website.

This week NPR also reported on the inherent biases that can exist in the patriarchal world – namely, how instruments are still gendered.  Instrument makers are (finally) recognizing that women also play guitar. Read the piece here, or listen below:

And our President, Liane Curtis, reports on a fascinating concert last weekend, one that challenged the notion of how we understand and recognize greatness — by presenting the music stripped of of context, including the identity of the composer.

What are you listening to?  What did we miss? Let us know at  [email protected]