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…

Monday Link Round Up: April 4, 2016

News to start your week! Anna Beer, a writer, historian, and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, just had an editorial published by The Guardian sharing her experience learning about the rich but forgotten history of women’s work in music.  She discuses works by Caccini, Strozzi, Mendelssohn Hensel, and others. Conductor and singer Barbara Hannigan was interviewed by Shadrach Kabango CBC Radio One.  Kabango’s show, called q, explores different topics in popular culture.  His questions for Hannigan traveled into familiar territory – including the “woman conductor” question.   Listen on the website, or watch a video of the interview below: WQXR compiled a list of…