Now is precisely the time to break out the streamers and confetti for our culture and our music. And Amy Beach should be at the top of that list. She not only shattered the proverbial glass ceiling for female composers, but she blazed a trail for American composers to come, regardless of gender.
Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from performing nearly a year after her final concert.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Arvo Pärt's Cantus In Memorium Benjamin Britten. Pärt turns 82 today.
Watch the video of the Icelandic art-rock band, Sigur Rós performing live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Reykjavik Festival on April 14. The Festival was streamed live via Pitchfork from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The video is 50... Continue Reading →
Orchestras and opera companies alike are slow to produce works composed by women. This week, I appeared on Capital Public Radio's Insight to talk about a few of classical music's most prominent women.