Monday Link Round Up: July 2, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to  Missy Mazzoli who was named as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new Composer in Residence! We look forward to how her influence, and music, impact the CSO programming in the coming seasons!  A new commission for the CSO will premiere in the 2019-2020 season.  Three cheers for this exciting honor! The New York Times spoke to Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millers – two 11-year-old girls who had their work premiered by the New York Philharmonic.  The girls were part of the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers initiative, and received a great review by…

Monday Link Round Up: November 30, 2015

Enjoy some Thanksgiving leftovers and catch up on news to start your week!   A performance by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was cancelled last minute when organizers of the event told the conductor that women were not allowed to perform on stage.  Read the story, and learn more about the restrictions that women musicians have faced in Iran, here.   British composer Julia Hodkinson is the first woman to be awarded the Carl Nielsen Legat for her new concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, …CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/IN THIS CASE/NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE….  Read the press release about the…

Monday Link Round Up: November 23, 2015

Some news to start your week! It was announced earlier this year that the coming Cabrillo Festival will be Marin Alsop’s last.  NewMusicBox has a great piece on how the festival has evolved during Alsop’s tenure – read more here.   The Meet the Composer podcast, done by Nadia Sirota and presented by WQXR has presented fascinating conversations with some of the greatest living composers – including Kaija Saariaho, Meredith Monk, and Caroline Shaw.  The Guardian introduced readers to Sirota and explains why you should listen – if you don’t already.   Though we primarily discuss composers, conductors, and musicians, we can’t forget the monumental…

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Premieres Clyne

Anna Clyne, by all accounts, appears to be one of the hardest working young composers today.  Born in London, and a former student of Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, her works have been commissioned across the country and have met high praise – including a Grammy nomination.  Clyne is also serving with Mason Bates as the current Mead composers-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – but not for much longer. As the residencies are coming to and end the CSO is preparing to premiere new works by both composers.  Clyne’s new piece is a violin concerto by Clyne, The Seamstress.  It will be premiered May 28 by…