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…

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: September 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 3, 2018

News to start your week! Have you seen our report on who is being heard in the 2018-2019 orchestral concert season?  Find all the news — good and bad — here. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast ready to stream and share!  In the latest episode she talks to American composer Judith Shatin.  Find more info at the website, and listen below! Fran Hoepfner wrote a great piece for WQXR’s blog about the “Wholehearted Americanness” of Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor.  Read the article, and Hoepfner’s analysis of the work, at WQXR. At Sequenza 21 Rodney Lister writes…

BBC Proms 2018: By the Numbers

The 2018 BBC Proms kicks off today, Friday, July 13 and continues with extensive programming through September. The annual event features what is considered the best of the best in contemporary classical music programming with ensembles, soloists, and conductors from around the world. The schedule of events is enormous, with paid and free concerts, lectures, workshops, radio broadcasts – not a dull moment until after Labor Day. Others have already shared their thoughts on the choices in programming for this year’s Proms, but we felt it important to add our thoughts, and figures, to the conversation as the Proms officially…