Chen Yi and Zhou Long honored by SAM

Chen Yi and Zhou Long honored by SAM

Timothy Diovanni concludes his reporting on the Society for American Music conference by joining with Liane Curtis and offering insights on the on the Vivian Perlis Concert in Honor of Chen Yi and Zhou Long.   Zhou Long and Chen Yi are are Chinese-American composers who were honored with the Society of American Music’s distinguished Honorary Member award.  The presentation of the award, and the concert that followed of solo and chamber works by both composers took place on March 2, 2018 and can be heard in its entirety here. The text of the presentation by SAM President Sandra Graham, which…

Monday Link Round Up: October 2, 2017

News to start your week! It was great to see an article in the Huffington Post about Orchestra Moderne – a new ensemble based in NYC led by conductor Amy Andersson.  The ensemble is committed to performing a diverse range of works, especially focusing on works by women and people of color.  Their inaugural concert, on October 7, will include Overture to Light by Lolita Ritmanis. NJ.com looks at the coming season for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, which is now being led by Xian Zhang.  It is her second year in the position, and it looks like more great, and acclaimed,…

2017-18 Season: By the Numbers

Now that Labor Day, and the end of summer, has passed we are looking forward to the start of the 2017-18 concert season – and taking a critical look at what we can expect in the coming programming. We at WPA have been looking at the repertoire of major ensembles for a long time, and are thankful that more attention is being paid to the statistics – in particular with the diligent work that had been done in recent years by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  Though we don’t have such an overreaching look as the work that was done at…

Celebrating the Music of China with Intersection

 Intersection is a contemporary music ensemble founded by Kelly Corcoran, who conducts the ensemble.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the group strives to educate and challenge audiences as to what a classical music experience can be.  It is especially notable that this contemporary musical ensemble specifically strives to engage with young audiences, introducing contemporary music in a way that is engaging, accessible, and will help build an audience for generations to come! We are thrilled to have awarded Intersection with a Performance Grant for their coming concert, titled Dragon Harmony.  The program, which will be heard February 11 and 12, will feature…