Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

News and music to start your week! Sorry to be late with our update, we’re just back from Minneapolis, where huge things are happening at the Minnesota Orchestra with Maestro Sarah Hicks!  A few weeks ago, the hip-hop artist Dessa live-recorded an album with the orchestra, a first for a hip-hop artists and a major symphony to collaborate in this way.  Then just his weekend, April 13, Hicks led the orchestra in Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony (op. 32), a brilliant performance, and the first by the orchestra of this work in 102 years! Hicks, together with violist and commentator Sam…

SAM Conference: Day 2

SAM Conference: Day 2

Friday brought another exciting day of conversation, connection, and potential for future collaboration! After a day of papers and conversations the WPA team had the opportunity to visit the historic Cabildo – which was the title of and setting for Amy Beach’s only opera which incorporates Creole tunes. The evening brought us through Louis Armstrong Park and to the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center for a concert of piano works and songs performed by Peter Collins, piano, and Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano. A celebration of the historic and contemporary music of New Orleans, the program included several…

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

February is bringing us a wonderful assortment of concerts!  Last weekend saw the performances of works by Joan Tower and Amy Beach by the Springfield Symphony (read an excellent review at MassLive), as well as Libby Larsen’s Symphony No. 4 by the California Chamber Orchestra. This weekend Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers will perform Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 129, as well as Karitas habundat by Hildegard von Bingen, as well as and the swallow by Caroline Shaw.  Read program notes here! Also this weekend Symphony of the Potomac will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in a concert that will also include…

Monday Link Round Up: August 20, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: August 20, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra is collaborating with American Composers Orchestra to offer a closed reading session for six up-and-coming women composers.  Though not open to the public, the ensemble will perform and critique each work with the composer and administration from other ensembles in an effort to have more widespread knowledge of the composers.  Learn more about this unique new venture at the Philadelphia Inquirer. As we approach the start of the new school year, the timely article at Musicology Now addresses issues of accessibility in the music history classroom.  Written by Kimberly Francis, Michael…