Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize for p r i s m, an opera she composed with a libretto by Roxie Perkins.  Read more at NPR, read what Alex Ross wrote about the piece in The New Yorker, and learn more about Reid in a conversation with NewMusicBox.  If you’re not familiar with the work, you can watch the trailer for the opera below:   This week NPR also had a conversation with Caroline Shaw about her new album of works for string quartet titled Orange. Read the conversation here, or…

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

February is bringing us a wonderful assortment of concerts!  Last weekend saw the performances of works by Joan Tower and Amy Beach by the Springfield Symphony (read an excellent review at MassLive), as well as Libby Larsen’s Symphony No. 4 by the California Chamber Orchestra. This weekend Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers will perform Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 129, as well as Karitas habundat by Hildegard von Bingen, as well as and the swallow by Caroline Shaw.  Read program notes here! Also this weekend Symphony of the Potomac will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in a concert that will also include…

Monday Link Round Up: Jan. 14, 2019

News to start your week! BachTrack has their 2018 year round up – with some promising and exciting results for women composers and conductors! See the data for yourself at BachTrack. The New York Times has an important piece about just how underrepresented women are in film music.  Though there is no lack of women who score for film, the meetings (and consequently the jobs) seem to more than often go to the men.  Read on here. Nadia Sirota is starting a new podcast!  Her previous podcast, Meet the Composer, ran from 2014 to 2017 and featured great discussions with…

Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

  Wrap up the year with news and music from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy! If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your 2019 WPA Calendar – celebrating the lives and work of historic and contemporary women composers! NPR’s list of best classical albums of 2018 includes works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Alma Mahler, and Grażyna  Bacewicz.  Listen to some works from NPR’s list below:   2018 will be remembered as the year of the #MeToo movement – the effects of which have been felt throughout society, including in the world of classical music.  Yet, the fallout faced…