Chandler Symphony Orchestra

Chandler Symphony Orchestra

A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Sufferage and the 19th Amendment Vanja Nikolovski, Conductor Jessica Heidt: Fantasy for Orchestra Ethel Smyth: Overture to The Wreckers Karalyn Schubring: Piano Concerto No. 1, Karalyn Schubring, soloist Amy Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op. 31 (Gaelic) Admission is by donation. The doors will open at 2:30 pm for open seating.

All kinds of reasons to love Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony!

All kinds of reasons to love Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony!

Paired with a work by Stanford in Irish-themed evening An edited and shortened version of this article appeared in the Boston Musical Intelligencer. The Boston Globe had an exciting piece last week in anticipation of the performance of Beach’s “Gaelic” by the Mercury Orchestra on August 7.  The Mercury Orchestra‘s performance of Beach’s monumental work emphasizes that the grass-roots momentum of recognizing Beach’s achievement continues to build.  In anticipation of the concert I had a few more pertinent thoughts to share. A local-history sidebar pertaining to the venue, the Hatch Shell: The Aug. 7 performance takes place 20 years after the…

Monday Link Roundup: August 4, 2019

News and music to start your week! The 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford has been announced!  The composer-in-residence will be Melika Fitzhugh (pictured) and the ensemble-in-residence is Craft Ensemble.  They have also posted calls for presentations, performances, and scores! Find all the information at the WCFH website. David Weininger helped inform readers of the Boston Globe about the life and work of Amy Beach in honor of her Gaelic Symphony being performed in Boston on August 7.  The article quotes friends of WPA Douglas Shadle and Sarah Gerk. BBC Radio 3 continues to advocate for the work of historic…

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…