News to start your week!
In line with the conversations that have been taking place in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, The Guardian has a fantastic op-ed by Susanna Eastburn, head of Scotland’s Sound and Music, about why women are worthy of inclusion. She argues, it’s not about Tokenism – it’s about Talent. Read on here
Speaking of International Women’s Day, Alex Ross chose that day to feature Do You Be by Meredith Monk on his blog.
Fanny Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata for piano, which was lost and then misattributed to her brother, Felix, has finally been premiered under her name! The performance was heard live on BBC Radio 3. Read about the work, and how it was rightfully attributed from Fanny’s great-great-great-grandaughter Sheila Hayman in The Guardian.
The Guardian also has a review of a new recording of Francesca Caccini’s opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina, which was first performed in 1625. Read on here.
The Hart Institute for Women Conductors at the Dallas Opera is currently accepting applications! The 2017 institute will be held in November. Find out more here.
In related news, The New York Conducting Institute will hold their first International Women’s Conducting Workshop this week. Maestro Diane Wittry will lead the workshop, and all applicants will be considered for Conducting Fellowship positions with Ms. Wittry at the Allentown Symphony Orchestra – a past winner of the WPA Performance Grant. Learn more about the workshop here.