Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize for p r i s m, an opera she composed with a libretto by Roxie Perkins.  Read more at NPR, read what Alex Ross wrote about the piece in The New Yorker, and learn more about Reid in a conversation with NewMusicBox.  If you’re not familiar with the work, you can watch the trailer for the opera below:   This week NPR also had a conversation with Caroline Shaw about her new album of works for string quartet titled Orange. Read the conversation here, or…

Monday Link Round Up: February 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 4, 2019

News and music to start your week! PBS Newshour had the story about the San Fransciso Civic Symphony and their conductor, Jessica Bejarano.  Growing up in an environment that didn’t particularly embrace classical music, Bejarano speaks about the challenges she experienced in receiving her classical music education, and now as a Mexican-American woman conductor in a field dominated by western European men. NewMusicBox speaks to composer and sound artist Ellen Reid about her approach to music and her work. Read on at the website, and see a bit of the conversation below:   Last week we share information about the…

Monday Link Round Up: June 25, 2018

News and music to start your week! We were very excited to hear a story on NPR’s All Things Considered about the lack of women’s music heard at the symphony.  The piece explores the current statistics in conversation with Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon.  Listen below – and read WPA President Liane Curtis’s reaction to the story here. The website I Care if You Listen has a conversation with composer Ellen Reid – specifically about her work as a co-founder of the Luna Composition Lab, which offers mentorship by and for female and nonbinary composers. Emily Hogstad…