New Music this Weekend

More great music is happening this weekend, and we are thrilled to be able to support both the North/South Chamber Orchestra and the Willamette Falls Symphony with Performance Grants for their outstanding work!  On Sunday, February 19, both ensembles will hold concerts featuring new music The North/South Chamber Orchestra is holding their Midwinter Fest concert in New York City, as part of the Composers Now Festival – which is a free even to the public.  The event will include Transfigurations by Lan-In Winnie Yang,  and Margarita Zelenaia‘s I Believe.  More information about the concert available here, as well as at BroadwayWorld.com – and have a listen…

Coming Concerts

Two more great events to look forward toward this weekend from WPA Performance Grant winners!! The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, under the direction of Anna Edwards, will perform American composer Margaret Brouwer’s Sizzle.  The piece was originally commissioned by The Women’s Philharmonic as part of The Fanfares Project and was premiered in 2000.  Read more about the piece on Brouwer’s website, and find out more about the performances this weekend (on October 29 and 30th) here.  Get a taste of what’s in store with this recording of the work by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic:     On Friday, October 28 the…

Monday Link Round Up: June 29

Some news worth reading: Alex Ross wrote about the 2015 Ojai Music Festival, which took place earlier in June, in the July 6 edition of The New Yorker.  Featured composers at this year’s festival included Anna Thorvaldsdottir.  The International Contemporary Ensemble performed “In the Light of Air.”  Read more here. Orchestra Iowa has hired a new concertmaster.  Award winning violinist Dawn Gingrich will begin her tenure in the 2015-2016 season.  Read more here. Tom Service of The Guardian discusses the history and continued relevance of the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.  Read about the ways in which the role, and the misogyny that Violetta experiences, continues to…

RPO Honored with AMY Award

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy was delighted to award the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Arild Remmereit with the first ever AMY Award for Excellence in Orchestral Programming. We have kept up with the RPO over the 2011-2012 season. During his first season with the ensemble, Remmereit set a wonderful precedent by programming eight works by historic and contemporary women. Liane Curtis, the WPA founder and president, made the trip to Rochester on Thursday to present the award, this beautiful sculpture designed by Rita Blitt. You can read the RPO’s press release on the award here. And do be sure to stop…