Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 22, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize for p r i s m, an opera she composed with a libretto by Roxie Perkins.  Read more at NPR, read what Alex Ross wrote about the piece in The New Yorker, and learn more about Reid in a conversation with NewMusicBox.  If you’re not familiar with the work, you can watch the trailer for the opera below:   This week NPR also had a conversation with Caroline Shaw about her new album of works for string quartet titled Orange. Read the conversation here, or…

Monday Link Round Up: March 11, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 11, 2019

Happy Women’s History Month, and we hope you had a great International Women’s Day! News and music to start your week! Go to the Washington Post to read Anne Midgette’s piece last week about International Women’s Day, the Boulanger Initiative, and the importance of representation of women in contemporary programming.  Then follow up with her review here. Vulture talks to Pinar Toprak, the first woman composer to score a film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – her work is featured in the new Captain Marvel movie, which also shatters glass ceilings by casting the title role as female. Rian Evans…

Best of 2018! BBC International Women’s Day Orchestral Concert

Best of 2018! BBC International Women’s Day Orchestral Concert

One of the most important events in music of 2018 was the BBC’s International Women’s Day broadcasts and live concerts.  Performances and recordings were aired based on special research aimed at bringing to light unknown music composed by women.  The highlight of the day was this concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra.  We wanted to make sure this event is recalled and acknowledged so we have asked the noted musicologist Dr. Deborah Hayes to review the concert. Dr. Deborah Hayes is a pioneering scholar in the work to recover neglected women composers.   She is professor emerita at the College of…

International Women's Day 2018

In the past few years the enthusiasm and programming surrounding March 8 has expanded in exciting ways.  No doubt due to the response to #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #NeverAgain movements, the plans for this year’s International Women’s Day have felt even more exciting.  The theme this year is #PressforProgress – and there is already plenty of momentum to challenge stereotypes and bias, forge positive visibility of women, and celebrate women’s achievements. Each year celebrations surrounding International Women’s Day get bigger and bigger – with demonstrations, special events, art installations, and concerts, with notable events occurring throughout the world. Increasingly orchestras are…