Monday Link Round Up: September 16, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: September 16, 2019

News and music to start the week! There was a lot of coverage of Clara Schumann’s 200th Birthday on Friday!  Read more through the Library of Congress blog, from Isata Kanneh-Mason (who recently recorded Clara’s works for piano) at The Guardian, find a thorough synopsis of her life and works at Deutsche Welle, and listen to many examples of her music at UDiscoverMusic.  Many, many local classical music stations payed homage to her on Friday.  Sadly, no top American orchestra has programmed her works for this season, although the Albany Symphony will perform her Concerto as part of the two-day…

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli for their Grammy nominations in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category!  The Los Angeles Times has the full list of classical nominees, which also includes Laurie Anderson’s “Landfall” for Best Chamber Music. Read Joseph Horowitz’s article in the Weekly Standard about the ways in which orchestras can be humanities institutions in their communities – and how the organization Music Unwound is helping to partner orchestras and universities to create important programs and start conversations that highlight the diversity and range of representation in art music. Formed…

Monday Link Round Up: June 27, 2016

News to start your week! Dallas Opera Conducting Institute has announced the 2016 participants!  The winners this year are: Elizabeth Askren (USA), a graduate of Bard’s Conducting Institute who has been an assistant music director at the Concertgebouw; Mihaela Cesa-Goje (Romania), winner of a 2011 Dudamel Fellowship; Alexandra Cravero (France), who has led several operas and symphonies in Europe; Tianyi Lu (New Zealand), a junior fellow in conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Chaowen Ting (USA), conductor of the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and protégé of Bernard Haitink; Zoe Zeniodi (Greece), who has led productions at…