Monday Link Round Up: August 19, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: August 19, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Search for New Music Competition!  See the full press release at the IAWM Website. Lidiya Yankovskaya writes for New Music Box about Shaping the American Operatic Canon – a topic that is apropos to the conversations we’ve been having generally in this country, and specifically to our recently revised list of 500+ operas composed by women. And in the same vein, Missy Mazzoli was interviewed by The Guardian about her opera Breaking the Waves, which is being performed at…

Monday Link Round Up: August 12, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: August 12, 2019

News and music to start your week! Many throughout the classical music community celebrated Cecile Chaminade’s birthday last Thursday!  WQXR in New York City republished a video of pianist Joanne Polk performing some of Chaminade’s works.  And here is Chaminade’s Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40, as performed by Rosario Marciano, piano, with the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg. Also this week, WQXR’s Fran Hoepfner makes the case for Louise Farrenc in general, and her Third Symphony in particular.  I love her description of the work: Though I have much affection for all three of her symphonies, Farrenc’s Third is…

Monday Link Round Up: June 26, 2017

News to start your week!   The Music Critics Association of North America has named composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek’s new opera, Breaking the Waves, the first winner of a new award for Best New Opera in North America.  Read more at Classical Voice North America.   Congratulations to Lidiya Yankovskaya who was just named the new Music Director for Chicago Opera Theater!  Yanokovskaya has extensive conducting experience – including being one of the inaugural participants of Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors.  Read on at the Chicago Tribune.   Congratulations are also owed to Dina Gilbert who was juts…

Tuesday Link Round Up: July 5, 2016

Here’s hoping everyone had a meaningful and safe holiday!  And now some news to start your week! Coming from roots in The Women’s Philharmonic, it’s thrilling to hear about the founding of a new all-woman orchestra.  The Allegra Chamber Orchestra is based out of Vancouver, Canada.  The CBC has the story – read online here, or listen below: Bob Shingleton at On An Overgrown Path, spring boarding off the story of the new Allegra Chamber Orchestra, writes about Kathleen Riddick – the founder of Riddick String  Orchestra, and the first woman to conduct in London’s Royal Festival Hall.  Read the post…