Monday Link Round up: October 1, 2018

News to start your week?  But this last week was not just any week. For those in the US, the past week was something unique and critical.  On Thursday we listened to a woman’s account of a violent sexual attack that she experienced. And we heard men —...

Beach’s Bal Masqué in Boston Performance

Update: concert postponed to Aug. 23 because of rain. Amy Beach’s delightful waltz, Bal Masqué, op. 22, is part of this week’s concert by Boston’s Landmark Orchestra.  Titled “Symphonic Dances” the Aug. 22 event features “music to...

Happy birthday, Imogen Holst!

Today, April 12 is the 111th birthday of the versatile musician Imogen Holst (1907-1984), and Wikipedia has honored her as today’s featured article.  She spent much of her life as a teacher and director of amateur and student ensembles.  She promoted the music...

the 44th Annual SAM Conference (part 1): Three Operas

Our reporter Tim Diovanni continues his report from the Society for American Music 44th Annual Conference.  (Read his Introduction here) Operas by Beach, Smyth, and Higdon: Compelling Opportunities for Diversification In this first installment of the series, I...