Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

  Wrap up the year with news and music from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy! If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your 2019 WPA Calendar – celebrating the lives and work of historic and contemporary women composers! NPR’s list of best classical albums of 2018 includes works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Alma Mahler, and Grażyna  Bacewicz.  Listen to some works from NPR’s list below:   2018 will be remembered as the year of the #MeToo movement – the effects of which have been felt throughout society, including in the world of classical music.  Yet, the fallout faced…

Monday Link Round Up: December 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 3, 2018

News and music to start your week! I can think of no better way to start a new week than with a new episode of Listening to Ladies!  In this latest episode Elizabeth Blair discusses composition with Reena Esmail.  Listen below – but find even more links and videos mentioned in the conversation on the Listening to Ladies website. There is news that the Sphinx Organization, known for encouraging and supporting young musicians from diverse backgrounds to enter careers in music, is now also turning focus to encourage more diversity in artistic leadership.  Read more at Detroit Business. Yip Wing-sie,…

Monday Link Round Up: September 24, 2018

News and music to start your week! WFAE spoke to Nkieru Okoye who was commissioned to compose a new work for The Charlotte Symphony to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding!  Read the interview, or listen in at the WFAE website. Huge news from the Metropolitan Opera which, for the first time in history, is commissioning new operas by women composers. Missy Mazzoli has been approached to write an opera based on George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo.  The Met will also perform Jeanine Tesori’s opera Grounded.   What a difference new artistic leadership makes!  Read more at The New York Times.…

2017-18 Season: By the Numbers

Now that Labor Day, and the end of summer, has passed we are looking forward to the start of the 2017-18 concert season – and taking a critical look at what we can expect in the coming programming. We at WPA have been looking at the repertoire of major ensembles for a long time, and are thankful that more attention is being paid to the statistics – in particular with the diligent work that had been done in recent years by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  Though we don’t have such an overreaching look as the work that was done at…