Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: June 10, 2019

News and music to start your week! Musicians in Bonn, Germany celebrated the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann with Schumannfest!  The event, which runs from June 1 to June 16, will include works by many women composers, not just Clara.  However, there will be a special focus on her anniversary year, including two biographical films the will be screened at the festival and a play titled Clara.  Read on here. Speaking of Clara Schumann, our President, Dr. Liane Curtis, attended the memorial service for Dr. Nancy B. Reich (distinguished and pioneering Clara Schumann scholar), who passed away in January. Curtis announced…

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…

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

News and music to start your week! After a brief hiatus, Listening to Ladies is back with a new episode!  Don’t miss Elizabeth Blair’s conversation with Kaley Lane Eaton.  Find more information, images, and links on the LtL website and listen in below! Alex Ross pointed his readers to an article about Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith.  Read on, and listen in, at The Rest Is Noise. At New Music Box Alex Temple has an important article about composers, performers and consent. Sequenza 21 wrote about the (then) upcoming performance of works by Florence Price by the Urban Playground Chamber…

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…