Monday Link Round Up: May 14, 2018

News and music to start your week! In honor of Mother’s Day, WQXR has a series of conversations with women composers about motherhood.  Hear from Sarah Kirkland Snider, Valerie Coleman, and Marilyn Shrude here. Classical FM has a brief history of women gaining entry to professional orchestras.  Read on here. Congratulations to conductor Karina Canellakis who, at just 36 years old, was just named the next chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  Read more at The New York Times. The New York Times also has a great piece about OrchKids – the free after-school program begun by Marin Alsop and…

Update: Marin Alsop at Harvard

Update: The Harvard Review reports on the conversation with Alsop, as she received the distinguished Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award Original post:  Internationally acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop will be at Harvard University on March 24 to receive the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award. That Alsop is being honored is no surprise.  Her innovative programming, educational and outreach efforts in Baltimore, and championing contemporary music with the Cabrillo Festival are all noteworthy.  She has also had the awkward-at-times honor of being the first woman to help open opportunities for others.   Her firsts include: First woman to be awarded the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize from…

Good News for Marin Alsop

The Baltimore Sun just announced that Marin Alsop’s contract with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been extended until “at least” 2015! The article, linked here, expresses the excitement that conductor and musicians felt at the development. Perhaps a quote from the conductor says it best, “I’m very, very happy about it.” And I think Alsop’s quote is also representative of the those of us who all-too-clearly remember the resistance that was first felt just three years ago when she was originally appointed to the position. Alsop commented further on her personal website: My work so far with the Baltimore Symphony…