Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: October 14, 2019

News and music to start your week! Contemporary Musical Theatre interviews composer Georgia Stitt. The focus is the organization Maestra Music which Stitt founded “to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry.” Read Five Questions to composer Katherine Balch from I Care if you Listen.  Balch has also written about the support she received from her mentor, Dr. Kati Agócs and the importance of having female mentors and role models. Pianist Magazine has a list of 10 Women 21st century Composers that you should know, including Errollyn Wallen (pictured above),…

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

News to start your week! Michael Tilson Thomas has announced that he will be retiring from the San Francisco Symphony.  The San Francisco Chronicle considers who should be given the post – and the importance of having a music director who values the works of women and people of color.   Perhaps the search committee in San Francisco will get some inspiration from this list of Female Conductors to Watch, put together by Anne Midgette of The Washington Post.   Composer Hilary Purrington writes about her process of composition and revision of her third large work for orchestra, Likely Pictures…

US Premiere of Gubaidulina Second Violin Concerto

The San Francisco Symphony just hosted Sofia Gubaidulina in its inaugural Phyllis C. Wattis composer-in-residency. The two week residency, which ended on February 27th, was created in honor of a former SFS board member and philanthropist in the Bay Area. (More information about the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation can be found here.) The SFS performed the West Coast premiere of The Light of the End on Feb. 18 (first premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2003). Also heard on Feb. 22 was Repentance, a new work for chamber ensemble that Gubaidulina arranged this occasion. However, the most anticipated work…