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]