A great article by Esther Jones in last month's Music Teacher magazine on the status quo and ways forwards for women conductors, drawing on analysis by Women In Music of last year's BBC Proms programme.
BLOW THE FUSE PRESENTS ZOE LEWIS PLUS KORAL SOCIETY
LONDON: Vortex Jazz Club
WED 20TH APR, 2016 8:00pm TICKET LINK
Blow the Fuse's celebrated Tomorrow the Moon series -
women-led double bills at the Vortex - feasturing Zoe Lewis + Koral
Now resident in Provincetown, a rare London appearance from Zoe Lewis.
Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Worldbeat grooves, original tunes, quirky story telling and a huge sense of humour!
"A true artist, blessed with the uncanny ability to uncover the extraordinary beauty in the seemingly ordinary." Bay Windows, Boston, MA
"An amazing modern day Noel Coward." Rich Warren, WFTM, Chicago, IL
With Angele Veltmeijer (sax/flute)
Deidre Cartwright (gtr) Alison Rayner (db)
Koral Society - (Outerglobe.co.uk artists)
Caroline Trettine's guitar-based songs are transformed by the virtuosic Mosi Conde (kora) and Alison Rayner (double bass) to create original world class, culturally blended folk music.
Brand new album 'Waters Wide'
'wonderful and really lovely' Peter Culshaw, Arts Desk
'wistfully sweet', Gideon Coe, BBC 6 Music ,
We'd like to thank the the PRS for Music Foundation for their support.
Three New Ballets
Here is the TICKET LINK
National Ballet’s new triple bill features new pieces created by
world-class female choreographers: Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
and Yabin Wang. And music by Women in Music member Jocelyn Pook
Their credits list is a roll call of the world’s best dance companies and artists, from Dutch National Ballet and Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Lopez Ochoa), to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sydney Dance Company (Barton) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Wang). The world premiere of She Said is a rare opportunity to experience their talent and vision on a single stage.
Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings is a piece fuelled by the individuality of the dancers, which will develop from an intense process of collaboration. Set to a new score by Mason Bates, a composer and DJ known for his innovative orchestral writing, and featuring costume designs by Michelle Jank, it promises to live up to Barton's reputation as “one of the most innovative choreographers of this generation” (Mikhail Baryshnikov).
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings tells the story of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo, from her life-changing accident as a teenager to her stormy relationship with painter Diego Rivera. Lopez Ochoa collaborates with director Nancy Meckler and composer Peter Salem, with whom she created the award-winning dance version of A Streetcar Named Desire for Scottish Ballet.
Yabin Wang is a leading figure in contemporary dance in China and an international performer. She produces works which foster collaboration between Chinese and international artists (the most recent, The Moon Opera, will come to Europe next year). For She Said she brings the Greek heroine Medea into the realm of classical China, with music by Jocelyn Pook using Western and traditional Chinese instruments and costumes by Kimie Nakano (Akram Khan’s Dust).
Please note the front cloth for She Said contains representations of nudity.
Olga Neuwirth's interview with VAN magazine
Lots of food for thought and ways forward. Thank you Kelly Wood for update.
It was a great day for women composers and puts all the negative nonsense that has been said of them into the bin. If you missed any of it you can listen again on their web site. But this music should be played every day, the old and the new. Thank you BBC Radio 3, and can we have more of this in future? After all half of us are women.
Great news for women conductors and also for eveyone who loves the CBSO