Monday Link Roundup: July 29, 2019

Monday Link Roundup: July 29, 2019

News and music to start your week! Don’t miss composer Emily Doolittle’s wonderful piece about her experience with gender imbalance in concert programming.  It is wonderfully titled, Why Yes, I Do Want My Music Performed and is available on NewMusicBox. Chapman University posted a conversation with conductor Kalena Bovell (pictured above), a Chapman graduate.  She talks about representation, and why it matters.  Read on here. The Guardian Opinions section has an editorial by Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of Chineke!, an ensemble dedicated to diversity and equality.  Ms. Nwanoku discusses the current season of the Proms, the gender and diversity imbalance across…

Monday Link Round Up: July 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Conductor Karina Canellakis (pictured) made BBC Proms history by being the first woman conductor to lead the ensemble at the First Night of the Proms.  Read more about the historic night, and the kick off of the 2019 Proms Season, at BBC.com.  The opening night kicked off with a complex, layered  work by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri, written in honor of the Moon Landing.  You can also read our thoughts on this year’s programming here. The wonderful website, Women You Should Know, featured the life and music of Fanny Hensel (nee Mendelssohn).…

BBC Proms 2019: By the Numbers

BBC Proms 2019: By the Numbers

Much has already been noted about the coming performances in the 2019 Proms Season – and the lack of women composers being represented.  Editorials appeared in The Guardian shortly after the 2019 Program was announced noting specifically that while the number of women being heard this year is impressive, it is still a far cry from equal representation.  Though the BBC Proms promised an equal number of commissions by the year 2022 they have not overtly discussed equal representation in programming overall. The first editorial noted that the total running time of performances by women this year will be about…

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

News to start your week! Have you seen our report on who is being heard in the 2018-2019 orchestral concert season?  Find all the news — good and bad — here. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast ready to stream and share!  In the latest episode she talks to American composer Judith Shatin.  Find more info at the website, and listen below! Fran Hoepfner wrote a great piece for WQXR’s blog about the “Wholehearted Americanness” of Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor.  Read the article, and Hoepfner’s analysis of the work, at WQXR. At Sequenza 21 Rodney Lister writes…