Tuesday A/V Archive – May 6, 2014

Today’s performance excerpt features the music of Alex Shapiro. Her duet Re:pair is a lovely piece with a quirky, self-referential title. This arrangement of the piece features our 2014 guest artists, Oboe Duo Agosto.   More about the composer: Alex Shapiro aligns note after note with the...

World Premier of Errollyn Wallen’s “Full Fathom Five”

Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell is holding a  concert in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday will set lyrics of William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Johnny Mercer to song, and will feature the world premier of Belizean-born London-based composer Errollyn Wallen’s “Full Fathom Five.” The...

Tuesday A/V Archive – April 29, 2014

Recordings from the 2014 festival are finally available. If you didn’t get a chance to catch this year’s performances, be sure to check out our archives. We were thrilled to feature so much music this year (and are already planning for next year!). Our first...

Ora Nichols: The Most Influential Woman in Radio

During the early radio era, men were the directors, composers, and sound effect technicians. But it was actually a woman- Ora Nichols- who brought sound effects to radio, even though today the radio sector is dominated by men.  Nichols was the first and only woman...

Wikipedia’s Disclaimer: “No Woman Composer Met the Criteria for Inclusion Above”

Earlier this month, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) held a Women’s Research Colloquium featured a discussion of the lack of female composers in opera. Adriana Verdié, a lecturer in CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music,  discussed “From Muses to Creators, Opera by a Female Composer,...

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