Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

February is bringing us a wonderful assortment of concerts!  Last weekend saw the performances of works by Joan Tower and Amy Beach by the Springfield Symphony (read an excellent review at MassLive), as well as Libby Larsen’s Symphony No. 4 by the California Chamber Orchestra. This weekend Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers will perform Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 129, as well as Karitas habundat by Hildegard von Bingen, as well as and the swallow by Caroline Shaw.  Read program notes here! Also this weekend Symphony of the Potomac will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in a concert that will also include…

Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 7, 2019

News and music to start your week! As the 2018 retrospectives continue, we also remember those composers who are no longer with us. Don’t miss the beautiful remembrance of George Walker written by his son, Gregory, at New Music Box. NPR spoke to violinist Rachel Barton Pine who is committed to preserving and performing the works of Black composers. Read more about her work, and recent recording, at NPR and visit her database of Music by Black Composers. </p> Also this week the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke to composer Andrea Clearfield about her new opera. Titled Mila, Great Sorcerer the work will receive…

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

News to start your week! We are saddened by the passing of American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist, and educator George Walker.  He claimed the title of “first” to many achievements in the classical music world, including: first African American pianist to play a recital at New York’s Town Hall, first black instrumentalist to play solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and first black graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.  Read more at NPR. Walker was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer in music, which he won in 1996 for his work Lilacs (listen here). While we mourn his…

Monday Link Round Up: September 11, 2017

News to start your week! NewMusicBox has an interview with American composer George Walker, who is still composing at 95.  Learn more about his life and compositions on the NewMusicBox website, and through the video below:   Also this week on NewMusicBox, Shi-An Costello discusses Orientalism in American Classical Music – a great piece to raise awareness of the continued problematic nature of exoticism and orientalism in particular.  Read on here. And The Atlantic explores the lack of representation of women behind the scenes in the music world – specifically, the lack of female audio engineers.    Read more here . What did…