Monday Link Round Up: March 25, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 25, 2019

News and music to start your week! Did you read all of our reports from the Society for American Music conference in New Orleans?  You can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3! The Boston Globe has a great piece on the efforts by conductor Thomas Wilkins to diversify the Boston Symphony Orchestra repertoire – including (finally!) the BSO performing music by Florence Price! The Library of Congress blog has three great articles this week related to women in music!  There is another post about the holdings related to the music of the suffragette movement.  The blog…

SAM Conference: Day 1

SAM Conference: Day 1

We are at the Society for American Music Conference in New Orleans and looking forward to many days of great papers, conversations, and opportunities to advocate for the works of women composers. Today was filled with fascinating and intersectional conversations about music and meaning, race and gender, and how individuals are represented and given a voice through music.  I had chance to listen in on a great conversation including many of these ideas in the discussion of works by women in popular music, as well as the way themes from opera moved from concert hall to parlor rooms, and was…

Chen Yi and Zhou Long honored by SAM

Chen Yi and Zhou Long honored by SAM

Timothy Diovanni concludes his reporting on the Society for American Music conference by joining with Liane Curtis and offering insights on the on the Vivian Perlis Concert in Honor of Chen Yi and Zhou Long.   Zhou Long and Chen Yi are are Chinese-American composers who were honored with the Society of American Music’s distinguished Honorary Member award.  The presentation of the award, and the concert that followed of solo and chamber works by both composers took place on March 2, 2018 and can be heard in its entirety here. The text of the presentation by SAM President Sandra Graham, which…