Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

Music to Love - Upcoming Concerts

February is bringing us a wonderful assortment of concerts!  Last weekend saw the performances of works by Joan Tower and Amy Beach by the Springfield Symphony (read an excellent review at MassLive), as well as Libby Larsen’s Symphony No. 4 by the California Chamber Orchestra. This weekend Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers will perform Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 129, as well as Karitas habundat by Hildegard von Bingen, as well as and the swallow by Caroline Shaw.  Read program notes here! Also this weekend Symphony of the Potomac will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in a concert that will also include…

Honoring Women's Work

As March, and Women’s History Month, quickly comes to a close, there are still great opportunities to support women’s work in music in concerts across the country!   The Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Connecticut) will hold their annual event this year from March 30-April 2.  This year the Festival will host Paula Matthusen as Composer-In-Residence with Guest Ensemble forty/sixty.  The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Wood, and one of the pioneering feminist musicologists who helped pave the way for the rediscovery of many forgotten women composers. The weekend of events will include many concerts as well as lectures, workshops, panels, and opportunities…

Monday Link Round Up: February 6, 2017

News to start your week! PBS Newshour addressed the continuing obstacles facing women as conductors – specifically highlighting the Dallas Opera Conducting Institute.  Read the transcript of the piece on the website, or watch the segment below: We have mentioned the fantastic podcast Listening To Ladies many times already (and will continue to in the future, as well!)  Now you can learn more about the founder – composer Elizabeth Blair.  She had a conversation with Rebecca Lentjes at Icareifyoulisten.com.  Learn more about Blair’s continued work, and what you can do to help support this important endeavor! Maggie Molloy at Second…

Featured Guest Blogger: Anna Edwards

We are thrilled to share our newest installment in our Featured Guest Blogger series.  Dr. Anna Edwards is a conductor and educator in the Seattle area.  Two of her ensembles, the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra and the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, have been recipients of WPA Performance grants.  In addition, she is the music director at Roosevelt High School (Seattle).  She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at the University of Washington. Her research is focused on the role of gender and the challenges that women conductors continue to face.     Gender disparity in music: A commitment and…