Monday Link Round Up: November 5, 2018

News and music to start your week! The American Composers Orchestra blog, SoundAdvice, featured a conversation with Joan Tower last week in honor of their performance of her work, Chamber Dance.  The piece was included in a concert entirely of work by women composers titled “Phenomenal Women”.  Learn more about the event, which was held on Friday at Carnegie Hall, here. Nina Young was interviewed by SightLines about her new position as Assistant Professor of Composition and the Director of the Electronic Music Studios at the University of Texas’s Butler School of Music.  She’s also the first woman in the composition…

2017-18 Season: By the Numbers

Now that Labor Day, and the end of summer, has passed we are looking forward to the start of the 2017-18 concert season – and taking a critical look at what we can expect in the coming programming. We at WPA have been looking at the repertoire of major ensembles for a long time, and are thankful that more attention is being paid to the statistics – in particular with the diligent work that had been done in recent years by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  Though we don’t have such an overreaching look as the work that was done at…

New Works this Weekend

There are lots of opportunities to hear works by contemporary women composers this weekend, and throughout the coming week!   On Sunday, May 21 the Community Women’s Orchestra in Oakland, California will present Forbidden Voices, including June Bonacich’s Sorrow is a Willow Tree and a selection from Street Requiem, an enormous and internationally performed work composed by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, & Jonathan Welch that brings awareness to issues of homelessness.  Find out more information and tickets about this weekend’s concert here.   The American Composers Orchestra is presenting a concert titled Parables on Tuesday, May 23rd in New York City as part of Symphony Space’s Fuse…