Monday Link Round Up: April 8, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: April 8, 2019

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra was in the news this week for hiring two new conductors – both of whom happen to be women. Erina Yashima has been appointed assistant conductor, and Lina Gonzalez-Granados is the newly appointed conducting fellow.  Read more at the Philly Inquirer.  We are particularly excited about Lina Gonzalez-Granados, since her Unitas Ensemble received a WPA Performance Grant last year and gave the north American premiere of Teresa Carreño’s Serenade for Strings! New York’s WQXR has a list of five women “powerhouses” behind the scenes in classical music – the administrators…

Monday Link Round Up: March 18, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: March 18, 2019

News and music to start your week! Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra is now on tour in the UK!  They will perform in Oxford and London, with the highest profile venue being the British Museum.   Read more about the orchestra and the tour at the BBC website. Bachtrack has an in-depth article about the tradition of music making in 16th century convents.  A great piece, including insight from Dr Laurie Stras, Professor of Music at the University of Huddersfield, author of the recently published book Women and Music in Sixteenth-Century Ferrara. As we prepare for the 100th anniversary of American Women’s Suffrage,…