Rebecca S. Lentjes looks back on the first three orchestral programs of “Project 19,” the New York Philharmonic’s ambitious initiative celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage with new works by 19 distinguished composers.
About Rebecca S. Lentjes
Rebecca S. Lentjes is a writer and feminist activist based in NYC. Her work has appeared in VAN Magazine, Music & Literature, Sounding Out!, TEMPO, and I Care If You Listen. By day she works as a translator and assistant editor at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature; by night she hatches schemes to dismantle the patriarchy.
Entries by Rebecca S. Lentjes
Kelly Moran extended the capacity of the piano – though alterations, electronics, and visual complements – in a concert at Roulette, reviewed by Rebecca S. Lentjes.
Even when it’s played in a literal crypt, the music of Caroline Shaw as played by the Attacca Quartet provides sensations of vitality and joy, related in a review by Rebecca S. Lentjes.
Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a provocative concert by the American Composers Orchestra at Zankel Hall, during which striking music and noble ideals clashed with impediments in framing and presentation.
Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a Fresh Squeezed Opera program featuring world premieres by Whitney George, Gabrielle Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke, written for female voices and centering female perspectives, experiences, and representations
Rebecca S. Lentjes offers a powerful, in-depth consideration of ‘p r i s m,’ an opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins presented at La MaMa E.T.C. during the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.
Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a delightful hour-long recital by trumpeter Kate Amrine, featuring a mix of inventive and topical works, presented at Areté Venue & Gallery in Brooklyn.
Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a wide-ranging mix of world premieres and “probable” New York premieres, played by the Ansonia Quartet at the Museum of Modern Art.
Gemma Peacocke, a Princeton-based composer from New Zealand, talks to Rebecca S. Lentjes about issues of inclusion and access in advance of her Roulette showcase on June 7.
Composer Thea Musgrave, whose 90th birthday will be celebrated by performers worldwide this season, talks to Rebecca S. Lentjes about her illustrious career and the keys to her creativity.