Monday Link Roundup: August 4, 2019

News and music to start your week! The 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford has been announced!  The composer-in-residence will be Melika Fitzhugh (pictured) and the ensemble-in-residence is Craft Ensemble.  They have also posted calls for presentations, performances, and scores! Find all the information at the WCFH website. David Weininger helped inform readers of the Boston Globe about the life and work of Amy Beach in honor of her Gaelic Symphony being performed in Boston on August 7.  The article quotes friends of WPA Douglas Shadle and Sarah Gerk. BBC Radio 3 continues to advocate for the work of historic…

Monday Link Round Up: March 12, 2018

News to start your week! So much is happening! Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day, and it was exciting to see how much attention was paid to women’s achievements in classical music: Oxford University Press’s blog lists Seven Women you may not know from music history – beginning with Kassia. University of Texas Butler School of Music presented a concert of works by women featuring faculty and students.  Read more about the program at the Austin Chronicle. BBC Radio 3 had an impressive concert featuring the works of historic women composers broadcast live.  Read more about the work done…

International Women's Day 2018

In the past few years the enthusiasm and programming surrounding March 8 has expanded in exciting ways.  No doubt due to the response to #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #NeverAgain movements, the plans for this year’s International Women’s Day have felt even more exciting.  The theme this year is #PressforProgress – and there is already plenty of momentum to challenge stereotypes and bias, forge positive visibility of women, and celebrate women’s achievements. Each year celebrations surrounding International Women’s Day get bigger and bigger – with demonstrations, special events, art installations, and concerts, with notable events occurring throughout the world. Increasingly orchestras are…

Monday Link Round Up: January 15, 2018

News to start your week! Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reflecting on the progress that has been made by trailblazers – like Nkeiru Okoye’s opera Harriet Tubman.  (Thea Musgrave also turned to the life of Harriet Tubman for an opera: Harriet, the Woman Called Moses.)  We can also look to the future, and the work being done by ensembles like The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra.   BachTrack – which lists classical music concerts and festivals worldwide – had completed their 2017 wrap up.  Their analysis of repertoire shares good insights – what works are performed in…