The Impact of The Women’s Philharmonic: Ann Krinitsky

The Impact of The Women’s Philharmonic: Ann Krinitsky

Continuing the celebration of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy 10th anniversary, honoring our source of inspiration, namely The Women’s Philharmonic.  Our second essay is by Ann Krinitsky. As Director of Marin Symphony Youth Performance programs and the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School, Ann Krinitsky also conducts Family Concerts with the Marin Symphony. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed three summers of study at the Conductors’ Institute at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut.  She guest conducted the Women’s Philharmonic, and received the 2000-01 JoAnn Falletta Conducting Award, given by The Women’s Philharmonic and funded by the Stein Foundation for the Arts…

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli for their Grammy nominations in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category!  The Los Angeles Times has the full list of classical nominees, which also includes Laurie Anderson’s “Landfall” for Best Chamber Music. Read Joseph Horowitz’s article in the Weekly Standard about the ways in which orchestras can be humanities institutions in their communities – and how the organization Music Unwound is helping to partner orchestras and universities to create important programs and start conversations that highlight the diversity and range of representation in art music. Formed…

Iceland Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Women Composers

Iceland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote – and in honor of the occasion the Iceland Symphony Orchestra presented a concert June 11 featuring the works of contemporary and historic women composers. The program, which was wonderfully titled “Titans and Trailblazers”, included works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (who name also appears as Þorvaldsdóttir), who was just announced as a composer in residence at the New York Philharmonic,  Jórunn Viðar, and two pieces by Amy Beach, including her Gaelic Symphony.  The conductor for the evening was Ligia Amadio who is currently serving as the chief conductor of the Bogotá Philharmonic.  The other…