Monday Link Round Up: October 2, 2017

News to start your week! It was great to see an article in the Huffington Post about Orchestra Moderne – a new ensemble based in NYC led by conductor Amy Andersson.  The ensemble is committed to performing a diverse range of works, especially focusing on works by women and people of color.  Their inaugural concert, on October 7, will include Overture to Light by Lolita Ritmanis. NJ.com looks at the coming season for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, which is now being led by Xian Zhang.  It is her second year in the position, and it looks like more great, and acclaimed,…

Monday Link Round Up: July 24, 2017

News to start your week! BBC Radio 4’s “Behind the Scenes” looks at Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s work during her first year as Music Director of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  Listen online here.   Conductor Amy Andersson is organizing a new ensemble, Orchestra Moderne NYC.  The inaugural concert will happen in October at Carnegie Hall.  The first concert, which celebrates the legacy of immigration to the United States, includes Overture to Light by Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis.  Learn more here.   Composer Wang Jie is working on a new opera, It Rained on Shakopee, after being inspired by inmates while running workshops…

Monday Link Round Up: October 19, 2015

Some news to start your week! As we talk about inclusiveness of women, we must also address topics of race.  Over the summer the Metropolitan Opera decided to ban the use of blackface in performances of Otello.  This week Anne Midgette of The Washington Post spoke to several opera singers about the practice and the presence – or lack thereof – of diversity on opera stages.  Read the long version here.  (The shorter print-edition can be read here.) Have you submitted your guess yet for the October quiz at Into the Light Radio?  The winner will get a CD from Women’s…