News to start your week!
The Library of Congress blog, In the Muse, has a guest post by Kate Doyle, a doctoral candidate specializing in experimental composition and sound for performance art at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Doyle focused this past summer sorting and organizing the music commissioned for Erick Hawkins and his modern dance company. Among these works were several scores by Lucia Dlugoszewski. Doyle’s exciting work, and Polish American composer Dlugoszewski’s legacy, here.
We shared the news of the death of Connie Crothers earlier this year. Ursel Schlight at New Music Box has a remembrance of Crothers’ life and pioneering work. Read on here.
There has been several recent letters in The Guardian about the value and history of women as conductors. We shared a few last week, and there are more worth noting. First, on September 6, Susie Self, a composer & conductor, shared her own experiences on both ends of the baton, and the continued changes that are needed. On September 7 Joan Stoney reminded readers of Iris Lemare, the first woman to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The Desert Sun has a review of the fourth annual Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival which took place in Palm Springs, CA over labor day weekend. Read the review here, or learn more about the festival here.
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