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: October 23, 2017

News to start your week! Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble celebrated women composers this past weekend in a concert titled “Music She Wrote”.  The concert included works by Jennifer Higdon and Libby Larsen.  New Hampshire Public Radio has the story – read – and listen to the broadcast version – online.   Join the Women Composers Festival of Hartford for a Women in Music Networking Reception on November 10! Learn more at their website – and support their 2018 Festival through their Generosity Campaign.   The Utah Symphony has three new violinists – Hannah Linz, Evgenia Zharzhavskaya and Bonnie Terry.  The Salt…

Works by Women this Weekend

It’s another full weekend of concerts featuring the works of historic and contemporary women composers – from coast to coast!  We are proud to have been able to support both of these organizations through WPA Performance Grants. On the East Coast the National String Symphonia, based in Frederick MD, is presenting a concert on March 18 & 19 entitled COMPOS(H)ERS: Words Modern and Classic spans two centuries of women making music.  Included composers are Pamela Harrison, Elena Ruehr, Liana Alexandra, Ethel Smyth, Libby Larsen, and the world premiere of a new work by Beth Anderson.  Find out more information here.  …

New Work by Libby Larsen performed by North State Symphony

Last night (Feb. 24) in Chico, CA, the North State Symphony gave an enthralling area premiere of a new work by composer Libby Larsen.  Dancing Man Rhapsody was written for violinist Terri Baune (Concertmaster of the North State Symphony) and commissioned by the NSS together with several other California orchestras.  Baune was the Concertmaster of The Women’s Philharmonic and has known Larsen for many years.  Maestro Scott Seaton is in his second year as Music Director of the NSS, and is infusing a new energy into the orchestra with his innovative programming, and lively rapport with audiences and the musicians. …