News and music to start your week!

Congratulations to Nathalie Stutzmann, pictured above, who has been named the new conductor of the Atlanta Symphony!  Stutzmann will be the only woman conducting one of America’s top orchestras when she takes the podium next year.  Marin Alsop, who previously led The Baltimore Symphony stepped down at the end of last year.  The New York Times has the story.

Also in conducting news, Oksana Lyniv has been named Music Director forThe Teatro Comunale di Bologna – becoming the first woman to ever hold such a role in Italy.  Francisco Salazar has the story for Operawire.

Read and listen to an all-woman percussion ensemble that seeks to lift underrepresented voices.  Deceptive Cadence has the story about the Mantra Percussion ensemble, and the new recording of works by women composers:

The Boulanger Initiative has a fantastic conversation surrounding Amy Beach’s only opera: Cabildo.  One of The Boulanger Initiative’s former interns – Lili Tobias – has taken on the task of engraving the work, drawing from the experience of Emma Jude Harris, a conductor who led a production based off of the manuscript.

The Kapralova Society has just published “The Women in Music Anthology”  — highlights of nearly 20 years of the pioneering work of the Kapralova Society Journal.  the E-book version can be downloaded free and the print book is forthcoming. Let’s take this opportunity to applaud the Kaprolova Society’s dedicated and persevering work!

Performances are returning to live format, but we can appreciate that many are also offering streaming options, so that audiences near and far, mobile or less-mobile, can all attend.  Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins’ recital is one such event, it takes place (and streams) on Tuesday Oct. 19 at the WQXR Greene Space at 7pm (East coast time) and features a work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.  Read about it on Africlassical;promotional video is here and tickets and more info is here.

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