Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

News and music to start your week! Sorry to be late with our update, we’re just back from Minneapolis, where huge things are happening at the Minnesota Orchestra with Maestro Sarah Hicks!  A few weeks ago, the hip-hop artist Dessa live-recorded an album with the orchestra, a first for a hip-hop artists and a major symphony to collaborate in this way.  Then just his weekend, April 13, Hicks led the orchestra in Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony (op. 32), a brilliant performance, and the first by the orchestra of this work in 102 years! Hicks, together with violist and commentator Sam…

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering women composers! Our 2019 Women Composers Calendar is now ON SALE!  Grab your copy for just $13, including shipping.  Find it in our shop. Plan ahead for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford Festival!  Find the full schedule of events and get your tickets at the WCFH Website. Get a daily dose of #5womencomposers at the Music Theory Examples by Women Facebook page. (And music educators can enhance their curricula  with the amazing resources at the MTEW website. Catch up on podcasts by Listening to Ladies, where Elizabeth Blair has conversations with contemporary women…

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: October 29, 2018

News and Music to start your week! Listening to Ladies has a new episode – this week talking to composer Jenn Kirby.  Find out more information about Kirby and her works on the website (which also has information on how to help make sure more episodes happen!) and stream the conversation below: Los Angeles Magazine reports on a new fellowship program designed specifically to help young musicians of color prepare for positions in professional orchestras. Crossing Borders Music has put out a call for African American women composers.  They are planning a chamber music concert in March 2019. As you…