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L’Amour de Loin

I was at the opening of L’Amour de Loin at the Met last night. It was a powerful opera, staged and performed with overwhelming thoughtfulness. The first thing you need to know is that there is no set. There is nothing on … Continue reading

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we’re gonna need a bigger boat

All this time, I’ve been writing about being a woman conductor. “Is that rare?” my psychiatrist asked me, when I suggested to him that this was a source of stress in my life. “Yes,” I informed this otherwise highly educated … Continue reading

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An open letter to the dude I punched in the face:

I don’t know who you are, because I haven’t punched you yet. But once you press charges, you might google me and find this. So I want to take this opportunity to explain while I have the capacity for verbalization … Continue reading

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equality

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s oped in the NY Times is called “What Should a Powerful Woman Look Life?” And that’s perfect, because people don’t know. But they absolutely know what powerful men to should look like. And that’s how we know women … Continue reading

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unruly

Democrats in the House of Representatives are sitting in to demand a vote on gun laws. They are violating the rules and procedures that govern a democratic system. It isn’t even likely to result in the passage of a gun … Continue reading

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Lemonade

There are lots of important things to say about Beyonce’s short film, Lemonade. I’m not the right person to say most of them. But I watched it, mesmerized, barely moving, from beginning to bed. And I can’t get it out of … Continue reading

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reflections on Dr. Curtis’ WCFH talk

Dr. Liane Curtis gave a keynote address at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford last week, and I’ve been mulling it over during my spring break. The subject of the talk was “is the label ‘woman composer’ relevant?” As in, … Continue reading

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