Cal State Fullerton Celebrates 18th Annual New Music Festival

Cal State Fullerton Celebrates 18th Annual New Music Festival

With a truly exhilarating range of programming the 18th annual CSU Fullerton New Music Festival offered four days of interaction with influential performers and composers and memorable, cutting-edge concerts, February 19-23. Among the highlights were performances by the student ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble which performed Cindy McTee’s “The Unquestioned Answer.” The CSUF New Music Ensemble engaged in two of Pauline Oliveros’ iconic “Meditations” as a tribute to this hugely influential composer who passed away just over two years ago. “The Tuning Meditation” is focused and contemplative, while “Interdependence” demands rapid response and agility.  The works offer sets of instructions…

Monday Link Round Up: September 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra made a stir in the Spring with their season announcement, and lack of diversity among composers.  They walked much of that back with the addition of two (rather small) works by women to the concert season, and promised a score reading of works by six different women.  The score reading happened last week, as reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The evening brought many surprises – like an announcement that each of the six composers whose works were being heard would receive a commission from The Philadelphia Orchestra; Gabriela Lena Frank…

Monday Link Round Up: July 9, 2018

News and music to start your week! The mission of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy focuses on leveling the playing field for women composers.  The inequities are obvious in our oft-quoted statistics that show the prolific accomplishments of women composers who still do not receive the attention that is due to them. Issues surrounding women performers are really not so much in our radar.  It was one of the big issues back in 1981, when our “mother” organization, The Women’s Philharmonic was founded.  By the time the orchestra disbanded in 2004, huge progress had been made for performers.  Women were represented in…