Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 4, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering women composers! Our 2019 Women Composers Calendar is now ON SALE!  Grab your copy for just $13, including shipping.  Find it in our shop. Plan ahead for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford Festival!  Find the full schedule of events and get your tickets at the WCFH Website. Get a daily dose of #5womencomposers at the Music Theory Examples by Women Facebook page. (And music educators can enhance their curricula  with the amazing resources at the MTEW website. Catch up on podcasts by Listening to Ladies, where Elizabeth Blair has conversations with contemporary women…

Camellia Symphony Celebrates Black History Month

Camellia Symphony Celebrates Black History Month

I hope you are having a great Black History Month!   I know I am, and as part of my celebration I attended the Camellia Symphony Orchestra‘s concert, titled Past, Present, and Future. An ambitious and excellent community orchestra in Sacramento, they offered an exciting program on Saturday in celebration of Black History Month. Now in their 56th season, the Camellias performed in the regal auditorium of the C.K. McClatchy High School.  The program featured music by Florence Price, Julia Perry, William Grant Still, and Chris Castro.  It’s a challenging proposition for an orchestra to put forward a whole program of not-very…

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

February is bringing us a wonderful assortment of concerts!  Last weekend saw the performances of works by Joan Tower and Amy Beach by the Springfield Symphony (read an excellent review at MassLive), as well as Libby Larsen’s Symphony No. 4 by the California Chamber Orchestra. This weekend Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers will perform Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 129, as well as Karitas habundat by Hildegard von Bingen, as well as and the swallow by Caroline Shaw.  Read program notes here! Also this weekend Symphony of the Potomac will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in a concert that will also include…

Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

News and music to start your week! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  As we remember his life and tragic death, we also work towards a truly equal society.  Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater seems like an apt soundtrack for this deeply meaningful day: On a positive note, Perry is one of the previously neglected composers who is now finally beginning to gain recognition: A Far Cry (the acclaimed, Boston-based string ensemble) includes the Stabat Mater on their March 16 American Visions concert, and the Camellia Symphony (Sacramento, CA) will perform her Study for Orchestra on Feb. 16 The tragic Camp Fire that…