2015-2016 Season Highlights

The 2015-2016 concert season is now underway for ensembles across the United States – which means it’s also time to take a look at the orchestral repertoire that is being performed. As we wait for the official repertoire reports from the League of American Orchestras (which, unfortunately, will be a while – the last available reports are from the 2010-2011 concert season) we took a look at what some of the most highly regarded ensembles in the United States are performing this year.  (We used the same list of ensembles that the Baltimore Orchestra used for their infographic published last year and followed…

Tania León at Harvard

Composer Tania León will be at Harvard TODAY at 4:00 p.m. for a conversation about her work and music.  León will be discussing many aspects of her career including her work in composition, conducting, teaching, and arts leadership. The event is free and open to the public. More information here. This weekend the Harvard University Music Department and International Contemporary Ensemble will present two concerts – each featuring a work by León.  Friday’s event will include Toque, as well as works by Gabriela Ortiz, Marisol Jimenez, and Hilde Paredes.  Saturday’s concert will include León’s Indigena.  These concerts are also free, and shouldn’t be missed!  More  information here.…

Women's Work Concert Series in NYC

Allan Kozinn, from The New York Times, recently reviewed a concert performed in conjunction with the sixth annual Women’s Work concert series presented at the Greenwich House Music School. The March 18th concert featured piano music performed by Jenny Lin, who chose an international array of works. The composers heard included Rozalie Hirs, from Amsterdam, Gabriela Ortiz, of Mexico, Tzu-Ling Sarana Chou, of Taiwan, and American composers Laura Kaminsky, Laura Schwedinger, Missy Mazzoli and Julia Wolf. The relatively short review provided some insight to the thematic and harmonic structure of the works, but did not provide much commentary either to…