Monday Link Round Up: May 6, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 6, 2019

News to start your week! On entertainment site Vulture, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Justin Davidson discusses the work of Lili Boulanger (pictured), and why it is so deserving of the performances it is finally beginning to receive. Jennifer Dautermann at NewMusicBox has a great article titled Listening To and Learning From Each Other – a great read about how music and the arts can be used to bridge divides and find commonality. Learn more about Mary Hallock Greenewalt – musician, inventor, and businesswoman – at  In the Muse on the Library of Congress blog.  Greenewalt was an amazing woman who invented…

Monday Link Roundup: March 27, 2017

News to start your week! This year, 2017, is an important celebration year for Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño.  A conference is being organized to celebrate their lives and works, and the conference organizers are seeking calls for papers and for performances.  Scholarly works, as well as lecture-recitals, that discuss the role of American (North, Central, and South) women in music are welcomed – but the deadline is April 1!  Learn more about the coming conference and call for papers here. The Atlantic Journal-Constitution  introduces readers to Orchestra Noir – a classically trained ensemble comprised entirely of black performers, based in Atlanta,…

Works by Women in the 2016-2017 Season

There is no denying that the end of summer is upon us.  While that means students returning to classrooms, it also means that the 2016-2017 concert season is arriving, too!  Before we get all dressed up for Opening Night Galas, let’s have a look at what we can expect in the coming months. We have been keeping tabs on the repertoire performed by America’s most recognized and respected orchestras through the repertoire reports published by the League of American Orchestras.  Unfortunately this information, while hugely valuable, is also flawed.  It requires on ensembles to self-report (which some are more diligent…

Works by Women at the 2016 BBC Proms

The most anticipated and celebrated summer festival each year — as well as one of the oldest, and longest, running from July to September.  The Proms always presents an interesting range of ensembles, conductors, soloists, and styles.  The 2016 season kicks off on Friday, July 15, demonstrating that this season is going to be much as last years.  Meaning:  what the Proms continues to be missing, like most music line-ups around the world, is equal representation (or something close to it).  Compared to last year the 2016 lineup is a bit – well – lacking.  Which isn’t to say that…