News to start your week!
As more and more ensembles are releasing their 2018-2019 season programming it’s been great to read the responses, and calls for change, coming from social media from patrons, academics, and professionals. Don’t miss reading Anne Midgette’s “The Trouble with Opera” in The Washington Post. We would buy season tickets for her hypothetical opera season in a heartbeat!
Read another piece about how “Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Pervasive, Overt, and a Problem” by Daniel Johanson. He highlights the total lack of self-awareness of institutions, including the Chicago Lyric Opera calling it’s season of Puccini, Handel, and Mozart “Diverse”. An important piece!
The first winners of a women and non binary composition competition, aptly named the Hildegard Competition, were just announced! The competition was run by National Sawdust, a performance space in Brooklyn. The New York Times has the story, and the list of winners.