Works by Women this Weekend

There’s something for everyone with this weekend’s range of concerts happening across the country!   In Chicago the Chicago Sinfonietta offers a concert called More Than a Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music on March 25 & 27.  The program will include Jennifer Higdon’s Peachtree Street.  The concert will also feature guest conductor Michael Morgan and Guest Artist Sara Davis Buchner.  Learn more about each of the composers included on the program, and sample some of the music that will be heard, here.  Tickets and more information on the ensemble is  available here.   In New York City the American Composers Orchestra will offer…

CSUF New Music Festival

Today marks the beginning of the 16th annual California State University – Fullerton New Music Festival.  The five day event is always an amazing opportunity to engage with a huge range of new music.  This year’s festival is titled “To the ends of the earth: Music from Iceland to Australia and Beyond” and is dedicated to the memory of Pauline Oliveros, who was the founding composer in residence. The 2017 festival features Annie Gosfield as Composer in Residence, but will also include music by Pamela Madsen, Pauline Oliveros, Sarah Belle Reid, Fay Wang, Kate Moore, Anna Clyne, Fjola Evans, Kate…

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Project 440

In celebration of their fortieth year, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra established Project 440 to commission four separate works from four contemporary composers.  Working together with WQXR 105.9 FM in New York they invited listeners to become an active part of the selection process.  After a panel of “artists and industry experts” nominated a group of 60 candidates listeners were invited to explore composer biographies and audio samples, leaving comments and their attempts to sway the selection committee. Of the four final composers was one woman, Cynthia Wong.  She was one of three women to make it to the second round…