Monday Link Round Up: July 24, 2017

News to start your week! BBC Radio 4’s “Behind the Scenes” looks at Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s work during her first year as Music Director of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  Listen online here.   Conductor Amy Andersson is organizing a new ensemble, Orchestra Moderne NYC.  The inaugural concert will happen in October at Carnegie Hall.  The first concert, which celebrates the legacy of immigration to the United States, includes Overture to Light by Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis.  Learn more here.   Composer Wang Jie is working on a new opera, It Rained on Shakopee, after being inspired by inmates while running workshops…

Monday Link Round Up: November 21, 2016

News to start your week! Meredith Monk is celebrating her 74th birthday!  Sequenza 21 has a birthday tribute, and review of her newest recording, here.   Last week we shared an article about cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who is working for more diverse representation in classical music.  This week The Guardian has another interview with Kanneh-Mason before the premiere of a BBC4 documentary, “Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of A Maestro” as part of their Black and British series.   The Guardian also has a review of a recent performance by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, led by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.  The concert included a…

Monday Link Round Up: September 19, 2016

News to start your week! Rising star conductor Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla is making her NYC debut today conducting the Juilliard Orchestra.  She is leading the ensemble with Berlioz, Beethoven, and Fires from Lithuanian born composer Raminta Šerkšnytė.   Find out more about the work here, and tickets and information about today’s concert is available here.   OperaHub has announced a contest for “newly-composed arias for powerful female characters in virtuosic female voices.”  Any composer is welcome to enter the competition, which has a deadline of May, 2017.  There will be one grand prize (of $1,000) and seven runners up ($200) – and all winners will…

Monday Link Round Up: August 29, 2016

News to start your week! ICYMI we are celebrating the 130th birthday of Rebecca Carke!  Read more about Clarke’s life, music, and legacy here – or at The Rebecca Clarke Society! The reviews are in from the City of Birmingham’s performance at the BBC Proms, and The Guardian called the performance, led by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, “spellbinding” and “bewitching”. Read the review here – and listen to the performance online here. Composer Sally Beamish has a fabulous piece in The Guardian describing her early years as a musician and composer – and the inspiration for a new work being premiered today at the Proms.  Read the full…