News to start your week!
New Music Box has the fellows and finalists of the New York Foundation of the Arts Artists’ Fellowship Program – including Lisa Bielawa, Du Yun, Stephanie Griffin, Sarah Hennies, Molly Herron, and Angelica Negrón. Read more here.
Patti Niemi, percussionist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, has a new memoir about her experiences as a professional musician titled Sticking it Out. She spoke with Sam Briger on Fresh Air. Read the transcript here, or listen to the conversation below:
There is now funding in Britain to encourage orchestras to perform works by contemporary British composers. Gillian Moore of The Guardian has the story – and a list of suggestions, including works by Helen Grime, Errollyn Wallen, and Tansy Davies. Read the full story, and listen to excerpts, here.
The News & Record in Greensboro, NC has a story about Eastern Music Festival’s conducting training program, now in it’s second year. The 8 fellows include 5 women and 3 men from across the globe. Read more here.
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