Monday Link Round Up: February 11, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 11, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Financial Times calls composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír “the most exciting force in Icelandic music since Björk”  but clearly she is a dynamic artistic figure outside of Icelandic music! The article looks at her life, music, current projects, and future aspirations (although it’s behind a paywall, so we are just reporting what we’ve heard …) Alondra de la Parra speaks to DW Akademie about her experiences as a conductor, and being on the receiving end of questions that “my male colleagues would never get asked.”  The interview was in anticipation of a new documentary soon…

Monday Link Round Up: January 28, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: January 28, 2018

News and music to start your week! It’s always exciting to listen to a new episode of Listening to Ladies! Episode 24 features a conversation with Alondra Vega-Zaldivar, a Canadian composer born in Cuba. Find more information and examples of her work on the LtL website, and listen in through your favorite Podcast app, or stream it below: This past week also saw a feature story about Florence Price on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Listen in! We are so excited about the many performances of Florence Price’s music that are taking place — The Minnesota Orchestra on Jan. 12, the Oakland Symphony…

Monday Link Round Up: July 2, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to  Missy Mazzoli who was named as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new Composer in Residence! We look forward to how her influence, and music, impact the CSO programming in the coming seasons!  A new commission for the CSO will premiere in the 2019-2020 season.  Three cheers for this exciting honor! The New York Times spoke to Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millers – two 11-year-old girls who had their work premiered by the New York Philharmonic.  The girls were part of the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers initiative, and received a great review by…

Monday Link Round Up: June 18, 2018

News and Music to start your week! A great new episode of Listening To Ladies is ready to educate, enlighten, and entertain!  The conversation with with Sakari Dixon Vanderveer.  Check out the website for more information, music, and links – and stream the episode below: The Guardian looks at a recent report that 95% of concerts performed by classical music organizations around the world completely ignore the work of women.  Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent, talks to composer Emily Hall, and Gabriella Di Laccio, the founder of the new organization Donne: Women and Music, about their work and the changes that they advocate.…