Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

News and music to start your week! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  As we remember his life and tragic death, we also work towards a truly equal society.  Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater seems like an apt soundtrack for this deeply meaningful day: On a positive note, Perry is one of the previously neglected composers who is now finally beginning to gain recognition: A Far Cry (the acclaimed, Boston-based string ensemble) includes the Stabat Mater on their March 16 American Visions concert, and the Camellia Symphony (Sacramento, CA) will perform her Study for Orchestra on Feb. 16 The tragic Camp Fire that…

Symphony Number One Comes Home this Weekend

This weekend Symphony Number One will present the world premiere of a new work by Carolyn Chen.  The concert, titled “Coming Home”, will take place at the Baltimore War Memorial – the site of the inaugural concert by the ensemble in 2015. The events this weekend, with concerts on October 21 and 22, will include Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Chen’s Animalcules, and a new arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner dedicated to The War Memorial Commission by Mark Maarder, a local veteran and composer. Carolyn Chen is an internationally acclaimed American composer based in California.  She says this about her music: I make…