News to start your week!
The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to conductor JoAnn Falletta about her career, and the new (and overdue) attention being given to women in music. Read on here.
With the rise of the #MeToo movement more victims of abuse have found the voice and support to come forward. John Treads of the Toronto Star discusses the long history of systemic abuse in the classical music community, and how we can all move forward from this cultural moment.
Exciting announcements across the music world with music festivals from around the world pledging to equally divide commissions among male and female composers. Read more at NPR; and more about the BBC Proms lineup of seven new works by contemporary women at the London Evening Standard.
New Music Box has a great conversation with composer Barbara White, whose (largely) one woman opera, Weakness, was premiered six years ago. White also teaches at Princeton University. Read the excellent and lengthy conversation here, and listen in below: