Monday Link Round Up: November 27, 2017

News to start your week!   In case you missed it – conductor Mariss Jansons made news by saying that women conductors were “not [his] cup of tea“.   After some significant backlash he later apologized.   At the same time, the Dallas Opera’s Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors met again for their two week session.  Dallas News has a story about this year’s participants.   Don’t miss the Compass New Music Series call for scores!  From the website: “Composers of any age, nationality, or stage of their careers who identify as women, nonbinary, or genderfluid are…

Monday Link Round Up: November 6, 2017

Lots of news to start your week! Anne Midgette has an important piece in The Washington Post about the difficulties women composers continue to face in having their works heard, and new commissions awarded.  (There is funding out there, major orchestras just aren’t interested in using it.)  Read online here.   Ryan Ebright of The New York Times reviews a current production of an opera based on the life of suffragette Susan B. Anthony.  First premiered in 1947, music was written by Virgil Thompson with libretto by Gertrude Stein.  The Mother of Us All is distinctly different from so many beloved operas…

Monday Link Round Up: July 3, 2017

News to start your week!   We mentioned the new opera, Vireo, by Lisa Bielawa being released online the other week.  The episodic serial work will be released online and on KCET – and episode 1 is now available to view online!   The Hart Institute for Women Conductors through the Dallas Opera Company has announced the next roster of participants.  Learn about the six successful applicants in the press release here.   And we can already look forward to the 2018 Women Composers Festival of Hartford!  They just announced their call for submissions.  Learn more on their website.   Be sure to…

Monday Link Round Up: March 13, 2017

News to start your week! In line with the conversations that have been taking place in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, The Guardian has a fantastic op-ed by Susanna Eastburn, head of Scotland’s Sound and Music, about why women are worthy of inclusion.  She argues, it’s not about Tokenism – it’s about Talent.  Read on here   Speaking of International Women’s Day, Alex Ross chose that day to feature Do You Be by Meredith Monk on his blog.   Fanny Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata for piano, which was lost and then misattributed to her brother, Felix, has finally been premiered under her name!  The…