Hartford Concert Inspires!

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford (WCFH) is an indomitable event that has been taking place in March for fifteen years.  Composers, musicians and scholars come together to create this Festival, and on Friday October 26, 2015, their Board of Directors organized...

Featured Guest Blogger: Amy Zigler reviews “The Wreckers”

    Dr. Amy Zigler is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC.  She specializes in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on the cultural study of chamber music, the social history of music in Germany and Great Britain,...

The Wreckers: An Opera for our Time

Ethel Smyth’s “The Wreckers” (1906) will receive its’ first staged US performance Friday night (July 24) at Bard Summerscape (total of 5 performances).  NPR’s All Things Considered aired a feature (available here)  about this historic performance (Musicologist...

Curtis on tour features Higdon Viola Concerto!

(3/14/2015)    “Curtis On Tour” is the Curtis Institute of Music’s annual showcase of its students and some distinguished alumni.  Last year I attended their concert in Boston, and just last night I was thrilled to be able to hear their chamber orchestra at U.C....