Monday Link Round Up: August 8, 2016

News to start your week: Elizabeth Blair – herself a composer, activist, and writer – has a fantastic interview with composer Lisa Coons available to read now at VAN Magazine. Frank Oteri at New Music Box has an interview with American composer Eleanor Cory.  Read the full conversation online here, and watch the video below:   Last year we followed the story of British student Jessy McCabe as she fought for the inclusion of works by women composers in her A-level music curriculum.  We were inspired by her story, and her success – and now we are excited by the…

Women Composers Festival of Hartford

For the past fourteen years the Women Composers Festival of Hartford has been a champion for women’s work in music.  The annual event, this year being held March 4-8, features fabulous concerts and conversations about the historic and contemporary women composers.  This year’s event, which is quickly approaching, features Lisa Coons as composer-in-residence. The first concert shouldn’t be missed.  Penny Brandt, President of the Women Composers Festival of Hartford Board says this about it:   I would like to invite you to our first concert, which will be a lecture recital at Capital Community College, called “The Invisible Woman.”  This…