Monday Link Round Up: July 8, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 8, 2019

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to Akiko Fujimoto (pictured above), the first woman to be named Artistic Director of the Mid-Texas Symphony.  Last season the ensemble had a public audition process to find the new director, with four finalists each leading a concert.  Fujimoto was a somewhat familiar face as she was associate conductor for the San Antonio Symphony from 2012-2017.  Read on here. We are happy to unveil (drum-roll, please!): our newly updated database of 500 (plus) Operas by Women! It has been a popular page on our website, but has needed expanding and updating.  It…

Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

News and music to start your week! Jessica Duchen of The JC has the story of Erika Fox, a composer born in Vienna in 1936 who now at age 82 is celebrating the release of the first album of her compositions. The CD features chamber pieces spanning a 25-year period (1980-2005). Says Fox: “I’ve got a CD out and that’s jolly good! I’m very glad that women are being allowed to be human. It makes a nice change.”  More about the CD (and listen to excerpts). The call for equality is getting some attention in the UK where more than…

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: May 13, 2019

News and music to start your week! After a brief hiatus, Listening to Ladies is back with a new episode!  Don’t miss Elizabeth Blair’s conversation with Kaley Lane Eaton.  Find more information, images, and links on the LtL website and listen in below! Alex Ross pointed his readers to an article about Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith.  Read on, and listen in, at The Rest Is Noise. At New Music Box Alex Temple has an important article about composers, performers and consent. Sequenza 21 wrote about the (then) upcoming performance of works by Florence Price by the Urban Playground Chamber…

Monday Link Round Up: February 11, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 11, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Financial Times calls composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír “the most exciting force in Icelandic music since Björk”  but clearly she is a dynamic artistic figure outside of Icelandic music! The article looks at her life, music, current projects, and future aspirations (although it’s behind a paywall, so we are just reporting what we’ve heard …) Alondra de la Parra speaks to DW Akademie about her experiences as a conductor, and being on the receiving end of questions that “my male colleagues would never get asked.”  The interview was in anticipation of a new documentary soon…