Monday Link Round Up: November 21, 2016

News to start your week! Meredith Monk is celebrating her 74th birthday!  Sequenza 21 has a birthday tribute, and review of her newest recording, here.   Last week we shared an article about cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who is working for more diverse representation in classical music.  This week The Guardian has another interview with Kanneh-Mason before the premiere of a BBC4 documentary, “Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of A Maestro” as part of their Black and British series.   The Guardian also has a review of a recent performance by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, led by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.  The concert included a…

Moving Forward: Opportunities for Women Conductors

It’s been a banner year for opportunities for women conductors.  Since this time last year we’ve shared stories about: Elim Chan, the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Rei Hotoda, the first woman Associate Conductor to the Utah Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic Agata Sorotokin, who began courses at Yale this fall, was assistant conductor for the San Francisco Youth orchestra Jessica Gethin, who won the Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award Alice Farnham, who expanded her workshops for young women interested in learning about the job Migra Gražinytė-Tyla, who was named Associate Conductor for…