Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

News and Music to start your week! We are saddened to report the loss of Dr. Nancy B. Reich – renowned musicologist and advocate for women’s work in music.  Her daughter Susanne Reich suggested in her late mother’s obituary the opportunity for people to donate to Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy in Nancy Reich’s memory.  You may donate to our organization, which also advocates for women in music, here. Congratulations to 2019 Grammy Award winners Laurie Anderson (Best Chamber Music Performance), and JoAnn Falletta (Best Classical Compendium).  Congratulations also go to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli who were both nominated for Best…

Monday Link Round up: October 1, 2018

News to start your week?  But this last week was not just any week. For those in the US, the past week was something unique and critical.  On Thursday we listened to a woman’s account of a violent sexual attack that she experienced. And we heard men — angry, hostile men — say we should not be listening to her.  Given these tumultuous events, one might wonder, can we really be thinking about music now?  But I cannot help but interpreting the proceedings as having a metaphorical meaning for the status of music history and the classical canon.  After all,…

Monday Link Round Up: April 23, 2018

News to start your week! The Guardian has a conversation with conductor Marin Alsop, who, it was just announced, will again be conducting in the 2018 Proms season. A new initiative created by the Sphinx Organization, the New World Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras is working to create more racial diversity in American ensembles.  As the New York Times article explains, orchestras are among the least racially diverse workplaces in the United States, with African-American musicians only making up 1.8% of American orchestra performers. Conductor JoAnn Falletta has announced that she will be leaving the Virginia Symphony at…

Monday Link Round Up: March 5, 2018

News to start your week! The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to conductor JoAnn Falletta about her career, and the new (and overdue) attention being given to women in music.  Read on here. With the rise of the #MeToo movement more victims of abuse have found the voice and support to come forward.  John Treads of the Toronto Star discusses the long history of systemic abuse in the classical music community, and how we can all move forward from this cultural moment. Exciting announcements across the music world with music festivals from around the world pledging to equally divide commissions among male…