News to start your week!
Helen Grime, who is currently serving as the Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence, spoke with The Guardian about what she likes, and loves, about music. And stay tuned for more information about the March 3 premiere of her new Piano Concerto.
The Smithsonian Magazine has a fantastic article on Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield – born around 1820 as a slave in Mississippi, she went on to become an opera singer, and the nation’s first Black pop star.
Though we are finding more equal grounds throughout every section of the orchestra, there are still barriers in the brass section. The Financial Times explores the topic.
There has been much conversation as of late about the role role of women as conductors – including the fantastic post by featured guest blogger Anna Edwards. The Guardian further explores the topic in an article written by Imogen Tilden, where she discusses the advancements that the UK has seen since Marin Alsop became the first woman to conduct the Last Night at the Proms in 2013. Read on here!
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