News to start your week!
We shared information last week about the upcoming concert by The Dream Unfinished and the amazing work being done by this activist orchestra. The ensemble has also received some well-deserved press from The New York Times.
A new opera by Patricia Leonard just received its world premiere in Boston! The opera, My Dearest Friend, is based off of the letter between John and Abigail Adams. I’m sorry we missed sharing the news before the premiere (which happened on July 2), but read more about the work, stay informed of future performances, and learn more about Leonard on her website.
Anna Beer’s new text on the lives and music of eight historic women is receiving more well-deserved press! WQXR has an interview with the author – read online here, or listen below:
Edward Wickham of The Guardian has a great piece on English church choirs and the changes that they are experiencing as the centuries-old ban on girls is being lifted – though not without controversy. Read the full piece here.