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  • Debussy Riot: The life of African-American composer Undine Smith Moore

    Debussy Riot: The life of African-American composer Undine Smith Moore
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “journalist-in-residence,” Ricky O’Bannon, published a pretty interesting database on the BSO’s website a few months ago. He gathered the classical programs for the 2014-2015 season for 21 of the country’s largest symphony orchestras and entered data for each song performed into a huge spreadsheet so that it can be sorted by the composer’s name, the composer’s gender, and the composition date, among other things. It’s pretty fun to play around in, though there’s one depressing bit of information that becomes almost immediately obvious: The composers whose works major orchestras perform are overwhelmingly male. Out of the 1,849 songs that O’Bannon has on his spreadsheet, only 36 of them were composed (or co-composed) by a woman. That’s a little under 2 percent. And of those 36 women, none of them are black. The BSO just announced its calendar for the upcoming centennial season, which will feature nine living woman composers—a comparatively high number, considering that the BSO only performed two pieces by women this season—but still, none of them are black. Given that it’s Women’s History Month and last month was Black History Month, it seems fitting to pay tribute to an African-American woman who composed and taught music.
  • High-profile soloists, new concert series among highlights of BSO's upcoming centennial season

    High-profile soloists, new concert series among highlights of BSO's upcoming centennial season
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's upcoming centennial season will include high-profile soloists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Joshua Bell, specially commissioned new music, a multimedia collaboration with NPR's Kitchen Sisters, a concert ...

    The Short List: The Toasters, Girlfriend in a Coma, Cage, and more

    The Short List: The Toasters, Girlfriend in a Coma, Cage, and more
    WEDNESDAY: The Toasters skank it up at the Ottobar with Bumpin’ Uglies and The Evokatones. Texas chamber rock ensemble Mother Falcon performs at the Patterson Theater. Local punk trio Canker Blossomplays the Sidebar with The Sharp Lads and ...

    Debussy Riot: Top 10 in Classical

    Debussy Riot: Top 10 in Classical
    Creating a top 10 albums list for classical music is a rather odd task. Reviewing a year’s releases isn’t an accurate way of reviewing the best things that have happened in classical music that year. One of the best things I heard this year...

    Debussy Riot: Should classical musicians have to put on a show

    - Composer, professor at Peabody Institute, and founder/director of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series Judah Adashi published an interesting guest blog post on The Sybaritic Singer titled “Curating is More Than Just Good Programming.”...