Works by Women in the 2016-2017 Season

There is no denying that the end of summer is upon us.  While that means students returning to classrooms, it also means that the 2016-2017 concert season is arriving, too!  Before we get all dressed up for Opening Night Galas, let’s have a look at what we can...

Monday Link Round Up: February 1, 2016

Some news to start your week! Philip Kennicott, art critic for The Washington Post, contributed to this month’s Opera News to discuss the ways in which topics of gender and race are handled – or not – in current opera productions.  This comes after...
Solar Winds at Brandeis University

Solar Winds at Brandeis University

This Saturday (February 28) Solar Winds will present a not-to-be missed concert at Brandeis University.  This poster says it all: From their website: On February 28 at Brandeis University, Solar Winds will perform a concert of wind quintets composed entirely by...

Happy Birthday Vivian Fine

This past Sunday (September 28) would have been Vivian Fine’s 101st birthday.  Born in Chicago in 1913, Fine was a piano prodigy who went on to study with Ruth Crawford Seeger and achieve acclaim for her compositions at a young age.  She composed continuously...

Vivian Fine

American-born Vivian Fine (1913-2000) was a child prodigy on piano and began composing at age thirteen.  She worked consistently as  composer for almost seventy years and was a student of Ruth Crawford Seeger, who saw her as a protegée. She was only sixteen when she...