At the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland.
On May 19, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will present an omnibus program entitled Life Reflected, consisting of four recently commissioned works about formidable female figures. The composers are Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio. Alexander Shelley conducts.... David Hanlon, whom longtime readers of this blog may (or may not) recall as the winner of the Rest Is Noise Classical Apocalypse Contest, has written a chamber opera entitled After the Storm, about the storms that have repeatedly laid waste to Galveston, Texas. Houston Grand Opera gives the première this weekend.... The Red Bull Music Academy unleashes three guitar symphonies by Glenn Branca in NYC on May 16.... In LA, the last WasteLAnd program of the season, on May 27, brings music of Griffeath-Loeb, Aperghis, Deyoe, Eckardt, and Michelle Lou. The following day, Dudamel and the LA Phil will introduce a new Arvo Pärt work, Greater Antiphons.... Next Monday, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, I will talk to Peter Sellars about his plans for the Ojai Festival in June and various other matters.... The English rock band Radiohead have released a new album, entitled A Moon Shaped Pool. Like their previous albums, it is very good.... Q2's Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composer series is raising funds for a third season.