Graz picks feminist Americanmain
The styriarte festival in Graz, southern Austria, has named Mei-Ann Chen as chief conductor for the next five years. She will also head the local orchestra.
Chen, who is also music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, has pledged to promote young women composers, Austrians especially.
The first one she has named is the long-forgotten Johanna Müller-Hermann (1868-1941).