Monday Link Round Up: May 27, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 27, 2019

News and music to start your week. As we pause on Memorial Day, here are some works by women composers appropriate for today’s reflection. Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – a play off of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man – is a brilliant work. Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater is a poignant work, helping us to consider the weight of the day and the sacrifices made. Lili Boulanger’s setting of Pie Jesu is not to be missed. Upcoming concerts! The Orchestra of the League of Composers performs Aurora by Thea Musgrave on June 1. The Bay Area Rainbow…

Old and New This Weekend

More great concerts this weekend – in California by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, in Maryland by the Susquehanna Symphony, and in Colorado by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.   The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, directed by Dawn Harms, will be including Amy Beach’s Symphony in E minor (Gaelic) in a program that will also include works by Brahms and Barber.  It’s wonderful to have Beach’s work being heard at any time, but especially meaningful now as it is the 150th anniversary of her birth! Learn more about the concert on October 14 at the San Francisco Conservatory of…

Celebrating Pride in San Francisco

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate than with an excellent concert from an important community organization? The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, a non-profit organization in San Francisco dedicated to “promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified (LGBTQ) musicians and composers toward the goal of broad crossover appeal and excellence in the performing arts”, will be presenting their Pride Concert on June 17.  Included on the program are Scattered and The Last Song composed by Clarice Assad, and Siren Songs by Laura Karman, which was commissioned by The Pacific Symphony and premiered in 2015.  More information and…

Rarely Heard Work in San Francisco this Weekend

The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified (LGBTQ) musicians and composers toward the goal of broad crossover appeal and excellence in the performing arts. BARS is synonymous with excellence and distinction in the performing arts and community building. The BARS commitment to diverse and inclusive programming is unquestionable.  We’ve been delighted to support their excellent programming through Performance Grants.  The coming concert, which will take place on March 11, is a great example of the way that Dawn Harms, music director, skillfully curates each concert experience…