Monday Link Round Up: April 18, 2016

Some news to start your week!   The big news this weekend was that James Levine is stepping down from the Met.  Anne Midgette talks about why a new conductor is long overdue – and WQXR speculates on who will fill the role.  (Spoiler: no one is being on a woman taking the baton.)   Composer Kate Soper won the Virgil Thomson award in vocal music, and the praise of Augusta Read Thomas.  Read more at The New York Times blog.   Negin Khpalwak, the first Afghan woman to conduct an orchestra, is receiving more well-deserved attention!  Follow this link to watch a video of…

Jane Glover to Conduct at the Met

The Metropolitan Opera is making preparations for the 2013-2014 season—which include Jane Glover conducting a production of The Magic Flute in December 2013. Glover is not only an internationally recognized and well-respected conductor and educator, leading the opera division of the Royal Academy of Music, she is also the author of the acclaimed book Mozart’s Women published in 2007. Jane Glover has led the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Australia, and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice—to name a few. She will be only the third woman…