Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! As the 2018 retrospectives continue, we also remember those composers who are no longer with us. Don’t miss the beautiful remembrance of George Walker written by his son, Gregory, at New Music Box. NPR spoke to violinist Rachel Barton Pine who is committed to preserving and performing the works of Black composers. Read more about her work, and recent recording, at NPR and visit her database of Music by Black Composers. </p> Also this week the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke to composer Andrea Clearfield about her new opera. Titled Mila, Great Sorcerer the work will receive…

Monday Link Round Up: February 1, 2016

Some news to start your week! Philip Kennicott, art critic for The Washington Post, contributed to this month’s Opera News to discuss the ways in which topics of gender and race are handled – or not – in current opera productions.  This comes after the Met ended the tradition of using blackface in Otello and recent conversations surrounding The Mikado and the depiction of Asian characters by white actors.  Read Kennicott’s full piece here.   The Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute concert took place on Friday, January 29th, featuring the work of seven rising composers, including Kirsten Broberg and Emily Cooley.  Minnesota Public Radio spoke with…