Monday Link Round Up: January 2, 2016

News to start your week – and the New Year! Alex Ross discusses the Prototype Festival in The New Yorker, which will feature Missy Mazzoli’s opera Breaking the Waves, which was premiered by Opera Philadelphia in September.  Read on here. Elizabeth Bell, composer and co-founder of New York Women Composers passed away on December 19 at the age of 88.  She was a champion for young composers and advocated for the work of women composers throughout her life.  Sequenza21 has a remembrance. An up-and-coming composer is giving the opera world a lot to talk about!  Alma Deutscher’s retelling of Cinderella was premiered in Vienna…

Upcoming Concerts

We are kicking off the new year with two exciting concerts funded by WPA Performance Grants! On Friday, January 8 the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Lera Auerbach’s Icarus in a sold-out event!  Learn more about the LPO and Friday’s event here.  For those not lucky enough to have tickets, listen to Icarus below:   On Sunday, January 10 the North/South Chamber Orchestra will be presenting Elizabeth Bell’s Concertino for Chamber Orchestra.  More details about this free event can be found here.  Learn more about the North/South Chamber Orchestra, as well as purchase or listen to other recordings of works by Bell, here.…