Monday Link Round Up: May 14, 2018

News and music to start your week! In honor of Mother’s Day, WQXR has a series of conversations with women composers about motherhood.  Hear from Sarah Kirkland Snider, Valerie Coleman, and Marilyn Shrude here. Classical FM has a brief history of women gaining entry to professional orchestras.  Read on here. Congratulations to conductor Karina Canellakis who, at just 36 years old, was just named the next chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  Read more at The New York Times. The New York Times also has a great piece about OrchKids – the free after-school program begun by Marin Alsop and…

Monday Link Round Up: May 22, 2017

News to start your week!   The New York Times remembers the life and work of electronic composer Maryanne Amacher, who died in 2009.  Her studies with Stockhausen helped shape her unique approach and sound – and led her to fantastic collaborations, including with John Cage, but few authorized recordings of her works.  Read more here.   Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has a great piece featured at NewMusicBox discussing the continued obstacles women composers face – including the gendered language used to describe works by women composers.  This is another important voice in the continued conversations – read on here.   WQXR, NYC’s…

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 expect in the coming months. We have been keeping tabs on the repertoire performed by America’s most recognized and respected orchestras through the repertoire reports published by the League of American Orchestras.  Unfortunately this information, while hugely valuable, is also flawed.  It requires on ensembles to self-report (which some are more diligent…

Music All Weekend

We continue to march on towards the end of the 2015-2016 concert season, and this weekend is full of concerts featuring works by women composers.  We are also proud that we were able to support so many great ensembles – from coast to coast – with WPA Performance Grants.     The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Sarah Hicks, is offering two opportunities to hear Missy Mazzoli’s Holy Roller – Friday (May 13) and Saturday (May 14).  Tickets and information available here.     The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Dr. Teresa Metzler Howe, is presenting their Spring Concert…