Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

News to start your week! Michael Tilson Thomas has announced that he will be retiring from the San Francisco Symphony.  The San Francisco Chronicle considers who should be given the post – and the importance of having a music director who values the works of women and people of color.   Perhaps the search committee in San Francisco will get some inspiration from this list of Female Conductors to Watch, put together by Anne Midgette of The Washington Post.   Composer Hilary Purrington writes about her process of composition and revision of her third large work for orchestra, Likely Pictures…

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…