Monday Link Round Up: May 7, 2018

News to start your week! A group of female jazz musicians, who call themselves the We Have Voice Collective, are tackling the problem with sexism in the music industry head-on. Inspired by the #MeToo movement they have not only organized, but have put together a code of conduct to be adopted by festivals, venues, educational institutions, labels and small media outlets.  Read more at the New York Times. The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania has a conversation with Carol Jantsch – principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the first woman to win a seat in the tuba section of any…

Monday Link Round Up: June 19, 2017

News to start your week!   Opera5, a Canadian opera company which is based in Toronto, will be presenting two works by Ethel Smyth – Fête Galante and The Boatswain’s Mate – June 22 through the 25th.  Smyth is remembered for her work as a suffragette as well as her work as a composer, and her political convictions can be seen in particular in the feminist opera The Boatswain’s Mate.  Notably, O5 is also boasting an entirely female production team for these performances.  Learn more here!   Brett Campbell of OregonLive writes about the coming Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and the highlight on…

Works by Women this Weekend

It’s another full weekend of concerts featuring the works of historic and contemporary women composers – from coast to coast!  We are proud to have been able to support both of these organizations through WPA Performance Grants. On the East Coast the National String Symphonia, based in Frederick MD, is presenting a concert on March 18 & 19 entitled COMPOS(H)ERS: Words Modern and Classic spans two centuries of women making music.  Included composers are Pamela Harrison, Elena Ruehr, Liana Alexandra, Ethel Smyth, Libby Larsen, and the world premiere of a new work by Beth Anderson.  Find out more information here.  …