Monday Link Round Up: February 4, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 4, 2019

News and music to start your week! PBS Newshour had the story about the San Fransciso Civic Symphony and their conductor, Jessica Bejarano.  Growing up in an environment that didn’t particularly embrace classical music, Bejarano speaks about the challenges she experienced in receiving her classical music education, and now as a Mexican-American woman conductor in a field dominated by western European men. NewMusicBox speaks to composer and sound artist Ellen Reid about her approach to music and her work. Read on at the website, and see a bit of the conversation below:   Last week we share information about the…

Monday Link Round Up: January 28, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: January 28, 2018

News and music to start your week! It’s always exciting to listen to a new episode of Listening to Ladies! Episode 24 features a conversation with Alondra Vega-Zaldivar, a Canadian composer born in Cuba. Find more information and examples of her work on the LtL website, and listen in through your favorite Podcast app, or stream it below: This past week also saw a feature story about Florence Price on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Listen in! We are so excited about the many performances of Florence Price’s music that are taking place — The Minnesota Orchestra on Jan. 12, the Oakland Symphony…

Monday Link Round Up: October 22, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to composer Julia Wolfe for being named the Musical America 2019 Composer of the Year!  NewMusicBox has more winners.  And those not familiar with Wolfe can learn more about the composer, and her Pulitzer Prize winning work, at NPR here or listen in below: Quartz at Work looks at the gender divide among symphony musicians – and why it matters.  Though, as many in the industry like to profess, changes are being made, there is still a stark lack of women, and systematic bias against women, in certain sections of the orchestra.…

Monday Link Round Up: May 21, 2018

News to start your week! Amazing new call for new music from Donne in Musica.  Women composers of all music backgrounds, ages, and nationalities are invited to submit compositions inspired by the struggle for human rights.  The call was inspired by the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Learn more here. Jennifer Higdon’s new Harp Concerto received its world premiere by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra last week.  Read a review of the concert here. Julia Wolfe also had a premiere last week: Spinning, an hour-long work for three vocalizing, amplified cellists.  Read a review of the…