Education

Thrush Tune: A Spectacular Harmonic Tribute to Rachel Carson’s Courage by Author Paola Prestini and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Thrush Tune: A Spectacular Harmonic Tribute to Rachel Carson’s Courage by Author Paola Prestini and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City

In 2019, the New York Philharmonic commissioned composer and force of nature Paola Prestini — co-founder of National Sawdust, that visionary locus of possibility for world-building through music — to compose an original piece for their multi-season Project 19 initiative, celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Inspired by the stories of the remarkable unsung…

The Increase of the Valkyries

The Increase of the Valkyries

The Battle of Fitjar, fought in southern Norway in 961, was a struggle between King Hákon ‘the Good’, once the foster-son of King Æthelstan of England, and his nephews, the sons of Erik ‘Bloodaxe’. The Viking Age was a turbulent period both within Scandinavia and in the extensive lands the Vikings travelled. According to a…