Monday Link Round Up: September 10, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: September 10, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra made a stir in the Spring with their season announcement, and lack of diversity among composers.  They walked much of that back with the addition of two (rather small) works by women to the concert season, and promised a score reading of works by six different women.  The score reading happened last week, as reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The evening brought many surprises – like an announcement that each of the six composers whose works were being heard would receive a commission from The Philadelphia Orchestra; Gabriela Lena Frank…

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

News to start your week! We are saddened by the passing of American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist, and educator George Walker.  He claimed the title of “first” to many achievements in the classical music world, including: first African American pianist to play a recital at New York’s Town Hall, first black instrumentalist to play solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and first black graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.  Read more at NPR. Walker was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer in music, which he won in 1996 for his work Lilacs (listen here). While we mourn his…

Monday Link Round Up: August 20, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: August 20, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra is collaborating with American Composers Orchestra to offer a closed reading session for six up-and-coming women composers.  Though not open to the public, the ensemble will perform and critique each work with the composer and administration from other ensembles in an effort to have more widespread knowledge of the composers.  Learn more about this unique new venture at the Philadelphia Inquirer. As we approach the start of the new school year, the timely article at Musicology Now addresses issues of accessibility in the music history classroom.  Written by Kimberly Francis, Michael…