Monday Link Round Up: October 21, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 21, 2019

News and Music to start your week! Last week saw the New York Premiere of Unsuk Chin’s “Su,” concerto for sheng, which had its world premiere in 2009.  The New York Times spoke to Ms. Chin (pictured above) in advance of the Philharmonic’s performance, led by Susanna Mälkki. .Listen on Soundcloud to Melissa Dunphy’s conversation with New Music Box about her calling to be a composer : Thrilled to learn about a new recording of Dame Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D, on the Chandos label, in a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra led by Sakari Oramo! Also included is the…

The First Recording of Ethel Smyth’s <em>The Prison</em>

The First Recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison

         We welcome our Featured Guest Blogger  Dr. Amy Zigler back to share her recent experience! The Recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison by James Blachly and the Experiential Orchestra, with Sarah Brailey, soprano, Dashon Burton, bass-baritone, Steven Fox and the Clarion Choir, and Blanton Alspaugh and Brandon Johnson of Soundmirror. 14-15 February 2019. “…I wanna be in the room where it happens…” - Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda As a historical musicologist, I don’t often have the opportunity to be “in the room where it happens”. But that is the line that popped in my head last week. Few…

Monday Link Round Up: November 5, 2018

News and music to start your week! The American Composers Orchestra blog, SoundAdvice, featured a conversation with Joan Tower last week in honor of their performance of her work, Chamber Dance.  The piece was included in a concert entirely of work by women composers titled “Phenomenal Women”.  Learn more about the event, which was held on Friday at Carnegie Hall, here. Nina Young was interviewed by SightLines about her new position as Assistant Professor of Composition and the Director of the Electronic Music Studios at the University of Texas’s Butler School of Music.  She’s also the first woman in the composition…