Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

News to start your week! Have you seen our report on who is being heard in the 2018-2019 orchestral concert season?  Find all the news — good and bad — here. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast ready to stream and share!  In the latest episode she talks to American composer Judith Shatin.  Find more info at the website, and listen below! Fran Hoepfner wrote a great piece for WQXR’s blog about the “Wholehearted Americanness” of Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor.  Read the article, and Hoepfner’s analysis of the work, at WQXR. At Sequenza 21 Rodney Lister writes…

Concerts of Old and New Music

We’re always thrilled to share announcements of coming concerts featuring works by women composers!  This week we are especially thrilled to see two ensembles who are embracing contemporary and historic composers in their performances. The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra will be performing at an Alumni Even in Chicago on January 21 and at the college on January 24.  Every work on the program was composed by a woman.  The pieces include Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3, Karen LeFrak’s Ivan’s Song, and Nkeiru Okoye’s Songs of Harriet Tubman and Invitation to a Die-In.  We at WPA are thrilled to support this concert in part through a…

2015 Summer Festivals

Summer is official upon us – and so, too, is the summer festival season.  Here are some highlights of works by women that can be heard this year. The Aspen Music Festival will include works by Nina C. Young (winner of the 2014 Jacob Druckman Prize), Judith Shatin, Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, and Galina Ustvolskaya. Bard SummerScape will be offering the first fully staged performance Ethel Smyths The Wreckers to happen in the United States with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.  Read the press release for more information about this work and this historic, and long overdue, performance. Bravo!Vail will include Jennifer…