Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 15, 2019

News and music to start your week! Sorry to be late with our update, we’re just back from Minneapolis, where huge things are happening at the Minnesota Orchestra with Maestro Sarah Hicks!  A few weeks ago, the hip-hop artist Dessa live-recorded an album with the orchestra, a first for a hip-hop artists and a major symphony to collaborate in this way.  Then just his weekend, April 13, Hicks led the orchestra in Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony (op. 32), a brilliant performance, and the first by the orchestra of this work in 102 years! Hicks, together with violist and commentator Sam…

Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: February 18, 2019

News and Music to start your week! We are saddened to report the loss of Dr. Nancy B. Reich – renowned musicologist and advocate for women’s work in music.  Her daughter Susanne Reich suggested in her late mother’s obituary the opportunity for people to donate to Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy in Nancy Reich’s memory.  You may donate to our organization, which also advocates for women in music, here. Congratulations to 2019 Grammy Award winners Laurie Anderson (Best Chamber Music Performance), and JoAnn Falletta (Best Classical Compendium).  Congratulations also go to Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli who were both nominated for Best…

Featured Guest Blogger: Could an Academic Conference pass the Bechdel Test?

We welcome Dr. Penny Brandt to Feminist in the Concert Hall!  She is a musicologist who recently completed a Ph.D. Dissertation on composer Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo Respighi, and who is known for her leadership role with the Hartford Festival of Women Composers.    This past weekend, I attended the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory, which were held together at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Significant changes have been made over the last few years in order to improve access to and inclusion at the conference, both in terms of structure…

Monday Link Round Up: September 17, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Pacific Standard spoke to WPA President Liane Curtis about the current state of women’s work in symphonic spaces.  Read on here! It’s Hildegard von Bingen’s Feast Day! Celebrate by listening to some of her best known works! In the Muse, the blog for the Arts Division of the Library of Congress, writes about Clara Schumann’s 199th birthday.  Wouldn’t it be great to have her 200th celebrated by symphonies across the country and around the world?!  A WPA Performance Grant may be able to help! The Women Composers Festival of Hartford are now…