Most operatic repertoire comes from the 18th and 19th centuries and with it, antiquated views of women. What’s a girl to do when the repertoire just doesn’t satisfy?
The widespread popularity of the pub session format is a relatively recent development in Irish traditional music. This music persists because it has changed over time.
Frank Ticheli composed “An American Elegy” in response to the 1999 Columbine shooting. In April, 50 musicians gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to perform “An American Elegy” once for each school shooting that has happened since.