Spring For Music and Melinda Wagner

The Spring for Music festival is a unique creation in that it’s mission is to foster innovative programming at affordable prices, and featuring a wide array of symphony and chamber orchestras. It is held annually at Carnegie Hall.

In preperation for the 2011 Spring For Music festival, organizers will be hosting realtime conversations with composers who are having works featured in upcoming concerts.

The first conversation was held today at noon and was led by Melinda Wagner. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be performing her Little Moonhead (inspired by Brandenburg No. 4) on May 6. Though the conversation is ended, you can read the transcript through the Spring For Music website.

And here is a video of Melinda Wagner discussing her experience in composing for The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra:

Other works by women that will be heard at this festival, which runs from May 6 to May 14, include:

  • Bun Ching Lam – “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
  • Maria Schneider – “Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra” – conducted by the composer

Do make sure to check out the website to find more information, purchase tickets, or read program notes about the pieces that will be heard.