Monday Link Round Up: May 27, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 27, 2019

News and music to start your week. As we pause on Memorial Day, here are some works by women composers appropriate for today’s reflection. Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – a play off of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man – is a brilliant work. Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater is a poignant work, helping us to consider the weight of the day and the sacrifices made. Lili Boulanger’s setting of Pie Jesu is not to be missed. Upcoming concerts! The Orchestra of the League of Composers performs Aurora by Thea Musgrave on June 1. The Bay Area Rainbow…

Rarely Heard Work in San Francisco this Weekend

The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified (LGBTQ) musicians and composers toward the goal of broad crossover appeal and excellence in the performing arts. BARS is synonymous with excellence and distinction in the performing arts and community building. The BARS commitment to diverse and inclusive programming is unquestionable.  We’ve been delighted to support their excellent programming through Performance Grants.  The coming concert, which will take place on March 11, is a great example of the way that Dawn Harms, music director, skillfully curates each concert experience…

Composers You Should Know: Elfrida Andrée

Happy birthday to  Swedish organist, composer, and conductor Elfrida Andrée!   She made history as being the first woman organist in Sweden, as well as the first Swedish woman to conduct a symphony orchestra.  Andrée’s work as a composer includes two organ symphonies, several works for chamber ensembles, two Swedish masses, and an opera, Fritiofs saga.       Listen here to her Organ Symphony No. 2:

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs 1873 Overture by Elfrida Andrée

In its three performances this weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra took a monumental step in bringing to light an 1873 Overture by Swedish composer Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929).  The concerts have been led by guest conductor Arild Remmereit. Devoted readers will remember that we honored Remmereit and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the spring of 2012, for having programmed works by women in every concert that season, including some monumental works like Amy Beach’s Symphony.  We gave him and the RPO the AMY award in recognition of this brilliant programming and artistic excellence.  Remmereit continues this visionary work this weekend in…