News to start your week!
Don’t miss this great piece by Kendra Preston Leonard about the myths surrounding composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger! Read on at Dr. Leonard’s website here.
Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel writes about diversity in the American Orchestra repertoire at NewMusicBox, and how to correct the systemic imbalances. Read his piece, Lift Every Orchestral Voice, here.
CutCommon has an interview with composer Liza Lim, who just received the Don Banks Award to recognize her outstanding contribution to the Australian and international music communities.
NPR reviews a new video released by violinist Olivia De Prato featuring Missy Mazzoli’s composition, Vespers. Read more here, and watch the video below:
Philip de Oliveira has a great editorial on the 100th season of the Cleveland orchestra in the Cleveland Scene. The title sums it up pretty concisely, “After 100 years, the Cleveland Orchestra Continues to Ignore Women, Minorities, and Living Composers”, but don’t let that stop you from reading it in full.