News to start your week!
The Guardian republished a piece from their archives about the history of all-women orchestras in the UK. There were several “Lady Orchestras” – in the United States and abroad – at the turn of the 20th century, who all fought for a place on stage, and for unbiased recognition of their talents. Read more here.
Alex Ross regularly invites readers of his blog, The Rest is Noise, to take a few minutes to listen to some of the music on his current listening list. In the past week that included a work by electronic composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros and up and coming composer Michelle Lou.
Speaking of listening, have you been keeping up to date with the Listening To Ladies podcast? There is a new episode each week featuring a conversation with a living woman composer. Last week the conversation was with Augusta Cecconi-Bates – don’t miss it!
Though we primarily focus on women in classical music, what better way to start a new week (and one including a national election) than with some great mariachi music? Read about Flor de Toloache – an all-female ensemble at Huffington Post, and check out their Tiny Desk Concert with NPR below:
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