Featuring Female Composers
One of the questions that I get all the time is “Where are the female composers?” While there were a number of female composers of note, they were often overlooked compared to their male counterparts. Fortunately today, that seems to be changing. As part of this year;s festival, we're showcase the extraordinary range of American female composers.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:09 +0000
“Where Is Evil?” (a reaction to anatomy theater)
The most immediate confrontation leveled upon its audience by David Lang and Mark Dion's 75-minute chamber opera anatomy theater proves to be the confounding experience of witnessing outright, unflinching, center-stage misogyny. Lang and Dion lead the audience through a normalization process that allows us to accept atrocity.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:47 +0000
Composing Interdependence—Songs Along the Nile
Bringing people together is not a side benefit of the Nile Project; it is its primary goal. In dramatic contradiction to the dynamics of global environmental politics, common humanity is regarded by the Nile Project as THE mechanism through which true sustainability takes place.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:30:46 +0000
2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Announced
The ASCAP Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 15 to 30, and are selected through a juried national competition.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:30:49 +0000
The Role of the Mentor
Music is one of the remaining professions where the master/pupil relationship still thrives, but it’s extraordinarily rare for the conductor/music director of a major city’s orchestra to make the effort to be a mentor for a young musician.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:16 +0000
The Peter Jay Sharp Library, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027