Works by Women in the 2016-2017 Season

There is no denying that the end of summer is upon us.  While that means students returning to classrooms, it also means that the 2016-2017 concert season is arriving, too!  Before we get all dressed up for Opening Night Galas, let’s have a look at what we can expect in the coming months. We have been keeping tabs on the repertoire performed by America’s most recognized and respected orchestras through the repertoire reports published by the League of American Orchestras.  Unfortunately this information, while hugely valuable, is also flawed.  It requires on ensembles to self-report (which some are more diligent…

ICYMI: Alan Gilbert on the Future of Orchestras

In case you missed it, Alan Gilbert gave a talk to the Royal Philharmonic Society about the future of orchestras which is worth the attention of all classical music enthusiasts.  In his time at the New York Philharmonic Gilbert has ruffled feathers with his innovative approaches to programming, bucking against the status quo.  In fact, as he prepares to leave his post and the administration is searching for his successor, it is speculated that the next conductor at the baton will be more conservative in their approach.  But we can hope that isn’t the case. In his speech at the…