Monday Link Round Up: March 25, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 25, 2019

News and music to start your week! Did you read all of our reports from the Society for American Music conference in New Orleans?  You can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3! The Boston Globe has a great piece on the efforts by conductor Thomas Wilkins to diversify the Boston Symphony Orchestra repertoire – including (finally!) the BSO performing music by Florence Price! The Library of Congress blog has three great articles this week related to women in music!  There is another post about the holdings related to the music of the suffragette movement.  The blog…

At Last ! Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra

At Last ! Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra — 70-plus years after she wrote them There is no doubt that Florence Price’s music is undergoing a resurgence.  The first performance of her music by the Boston Symphony Orchestra – which will perform three movements of her Symphony No. 3 in C minor, on Saturday March 23 — is part of this resurgence.  Also we can note the recent performance of her Symphony No. 1 in E minor by the Minnesota Orchestra, and the recordings and performances of the newly discovered Violin concertos, and the Symphony No. 4 have…

Monday Link Round Up: July 9, 2018

News and music to start your week! The mission of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy focuses on leveling the playing field for women composers.  The inequities are obvious in our oft-quoted statistics that show the prolific accomplishments of women composers who still do not receive the attention that is due to them. Issues surrounding women performers are really not so much in our radar.  It was one of the big issues back in 1981, when our “mother” organization, The Women’s Philharmonic was founded.  By the time the orchestra disbanded in 2004, huge progress had been made for performers.  Women were represented in…

Monday Link Round Up: February 27, 2017

News to start your week! The Oscars happened Sunday night – and Mica Levi was nominated for best film score for Jackie.  In recognition of her nomination, The New Yorker has a profile of the musician and composer. Also in The New Yorker, Alex Ross explores Kate Soper’s new work and “philosophy-opera” Ipsa Dexit which was recently presented by Wet Ink (a contemporary music ensemble) in New York City.  Read on about this complex and sophisticated work here. Women’s History Month is quickly approaching, and with it comes the Women Composers Festival of Hartford!  The lineup this year of performers, presenters, and composers…