Monday Link Round Up: June 24, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: June 24, 2019

News and music to start your week! Marin Alsop has started a fellowship for women conductors to help encourage the number of women entering the field.  She was interviewed by the New York Times about this new project, her career until this point, and the hurdles that women conductors continue to face. Several organizations, including the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, are working to support musicians of color to be highly trained for careers in top ensembles.  Read more in an article by Anne Midgette in The Washington Post. On the same theme, Local 802 – the musicians union in…

Iceland Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Women Composers

Iceland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote – and in honor of the occasion the Iceland Symphony Orchestra presented a concert June 11 featuring the works of contemporary and historic women composers. The program, which was wonderfully titled “Titans and Trailblazers”, included works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (who name also appears as Þorvaldsdóttir), who was just announced as a composer in residence at the New York Philharmonic,  Jórunn Viðar, and two pieces by Amy Beach, including her Gaelic Symphony.  The conductor for the evening was Ligia Amadio who is currently serving as the chief conductor of the Bogotá Philharmonic.  The other…