Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 31, 2018

  Wrap up the year with news and music from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy! If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your 2019 WPA Calendar – celebrating the lives and work of historic and contemporary women composers! NPR’s list of best classical albums of 2018 includes works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Alma Mahler, and Grażyna  Bacewicz.  Listen to some works from NPR’s list below:   2018 will be remembered as the year of the #MeToo movement – the effects of which have been felt throughout society, including in the world of classical music.  Yet, the fallout faced…

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli for their Grammy nominations in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category!  The Los Angeles Times has the full list of classical nominees, which also includes Laurie Anderson’s “Landfall” for Best Chamber Music. Read Joseph Horowitz’s article in the Weekly Standard about the ways in which orchestras can be humanities institutions in their communities – and how the organization Music Unwound is helping to partner orchestras and universities to create important programs and start conversations that highlight the diversity and range of representation in art music. Formed…

Monday Link Round Up: June 4, 2018

News and music to start your week! Learn about composer, pianist, arranger, producer Bobbie-Jane Gardner in the latest episode of the Listening to Ladies Podcast! Song of the Lark shares the history of nineteenth century musicologist and black activist Maud Cuney-Hare.  A fascinating read of an all-but-forgotten woman and her amazing achievements. There’s a new production taking place in Boston which highlights famous women throughout opera history, and explores how opera can be harnessed to empower women.  Read more about the play, written by Laura Neill, and the music, performed by OperaHub, at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.      

Monday Link Round Up: March 26, 2018

News to start your week! OPERA America has announced recipients for their Grants for Female Composers initiative for 2018.  Eight women composers have received funds to support operas currently in development.  Read more about the winners, and the forthcoming works, here. And speaking of opera, Tim Diovanni reports on a session about three operas by women, which took place at the recent conference of the Society for American Music. The British Music Collection has a conversation with composer Zeynep Bulut as part of their #afemalecomposeraday campaign.  Bulut is an academic researcher as well as creator, focusing in experimental music, voice,…