Concerts this weekend

This weekend boasts a lot of great concerts and opportunities to support women’s work in music – contemporary and historic! There are two opportunities to hear Amy Beach’s historic Symphony this weekend.  If you happen to be in London, England this weekend Harmony Sinfonia, a London based ensemble, will be performing work on March 4, along with other works by women composers.   If you are stateside, the Michigan Philharmonic under the direction of Nan Washburn will perform the symphony on March 5.   Also on March 5, the Cornell Symphony Orchestra will be offering their their annual Young Person’s Concert with an Instrument…

Celebrating March With Music by Women

March is Women’s History Month – and while we think that every month is  good time to include women’s work in concert program, it’s a particularly appropriate time to reflect on women’s work and impact through time. There are several exciting concerts to look forward to this weekend – and we at WPA are thrilled to support each of the bellow concerts with funding through a Performance Grant.   On Friday March 4 (with repeat performances on the 5th and 6th) the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Double Play by visiting composer Cindy McTee.   On Saturday March 5  the Bay…

Monday Link Roundup: July 13, 2015

Some news stories to pay attention to as the week begins: NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday provided a profile of the women’s barbershop society, Sweet Adelines, now celebrating its 70th year.  Read (and listen) more here. Not classical music, but interesting nonetheless: a record store in Oregon, M’Lady’s Records, which describes itself as “radical[ly] feminist and willfully obstinate,” has instituted a new policy reflecting the pay gap.  All women who place mail orders only need to pay 77% of the list price.  NPR has the story here. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has hired British violinist Stephanie Gonley as their new concertmaster. The…