Monday Link Round Up: June 18, 2018

News and Music to start your week! A great new episode of Listening To Ladies is ready to educate, enlighten, and entertain!  The conversation with with Sakari Dixon Vanderveer.  Check out the website for more information, music, and links – and stream the episode below: The Guardian looks at a recent report that 95% of concerts performed by classical music organizations around the world completely ignore the work of women.  Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent, talks to composer Emily Hall, and Gabriella Di Laccio, the founder of the new organization Donne: Women and Music, about their work and the changes that they advocate.…

Monday Link Round Up: April 30, 2018

News to start your week! A survey of 600 musicians in the UK reveals “a culture of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in orchestras, bands and music education”.  The Guardian has the story. Listening to Ladies has a new podcast up – this time interviewing Andrea Reinkemeyer.  Go to the website for more information, and lots of links to music, and listen to the conversation below: NewMusicBox has a beautiful remembrance for composer Judith Sainte Croix who passed away in January.  Read it here. Dr. Jung-Min Lee shares insights on Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto at Musicology Now, the blog of…

Monday Link Round Up: December 18, 2017

News to start your week! Aaron Gervais at NewMusicBox continues the discussion of inclusivity and diversity as it relates to classical music in a thoughtful piece about how to move forward meaningfully.  Lengthy – but important.  Read it here. The #MeToo movement is bringing important light to topics that have been relegated to the shadows for too long – in all industries, including classical music.  Ellen McSweeney explores the role of sexual violence in the classical world, and how the power structures within the music community help create an environment that is beneficial to abusers.  Read more at slate.com. Mezzo…

Monday Link Roundup: November 7, 2016

News to start your week! The Guardian republished a piece from their archives about the history of all-women orchestras in the UK.  There were several “Lady Orchestras” – in the United States and abroad – at the turn of the 20th century, who all fought for a place on stage, and for unbiased recognition of their talents.  Read more here.   Alex Ross regularly invites readers of his blog, The Rest is Noise, to take a few minutes to listen to some of the music on his current listening list.  In the past week that included a work by electronic…