Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: January 21, 2019

News and music to start your week! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  As we remember his life and tragic death, we also work towards a truly equal society.  Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater seems like an apt soundtrack for this deeply meaningful day: On a positive note, Perry is one of the previously neglected composers who is now finally beginning to gain recognition: A Far Cry (the acclaimed, Boston-based string ensemble) includes the Stabat Mater on their March 16 American Visions concert, and the Camellia Symphony (Sacramento, CA) will perform her Study for Orchestra on Feb. 16 The tragic Camp Fire that…

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…

2014 Cabrillo Festival

In the latest edition of works by women at a Festival near you, the 2014 Cabrillo Festival will begin this weekend in Santa Cruz, California.  The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, which was founded in 1962, has been under the baton of Artistic Director Marin Alsop since 1992.  Alsop has helped bring many new works by women to listeners’ ears at the two-week long festival.  This year Cabrillo will feature six works by contemporary women. Today, July 30, the three students selected for the Conductors/Composers workshop will have their new works heard in a free concert.  One of the students selected for this…