Monday Link Round Up: July 30, 2018

News and music to start your week! A fascinating article by composer Jenny Giering who compares her own experiences with visions she experienced with migraines and the visions described by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen as she received music and instruction.  It is featured in a series discussing disability in The New York Times. Irish composer Siobhán Cleary has brought to light the systematic and persistent discrimination that can be found in the music world.  The Irish Times just reported the Cleary has turned down a commission offered by two Irish Arts Council-funded organizations because she was offered 20% less than her…

Monday Link Round Up: February 19, 2018

News to start your week! As more and more ensembles are releasing their 2018-2019 season programming it’s been great to read the responses, and calls for change, coming from social media from patrons, academics, and professionals.  Don’t miss reading Anne Midgette’s “The Trouble with Opera” in The Washington Post.  We would buy season tickets for her hypothetical opera season in a heartbeat!   Read another piece about how “Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Pervasive, Overt, and a Problem” by Daniel Johanson.  He highlights the total lack of self-awareness of institutions, including the Chicago Lyric Opera calling it’s season of…

Monday Link Round Up: December 11, 2017

News to start your week! The music of Amy Beach was performed at the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony!  The second movement of Beach’s Symphony was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Joana Carneiro.  Read more about it at the Boston Music Intelligencer.  The video of the ceremony is up on Youtube!  Here’s the link! The end of year wrap ups are appearing in newsfeed now.  In the U.S. Anne Midgette remembers the top 10 classical music moments (including Du Yun winning the Pulitzer Prize).  Fiona Maddocks looks back on the best moments, including moments for women…

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

News to start your week! Michael Tilson Thomas has announced that he will be retiring from the San Francisco Symphony.  The San Francisco Chronicle considers who should be given the post – and the importance of having a music director who values the works of women and people of color.   Perhaps the search committee in San Francisco will get some inspiration from this list of Female Conductors to Watch, put together by Anne Midgette of The Washington Post.   Composer Hilary Purrington writes about her process of composition and revision of her third large work for orchestra, Likely Pictures…