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Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to “leveling the playing field” for women in classical music, especially composers. Recent decades have uncovered and produced many great works by women, but most of this music has yet to reach mainstream classical audiences.  It’s time to change that habit of exclusion and bring this wonderful music into the mainstream. We still sometimes hear the question “Why have there been no great women composers?” The Women’s Philharmonic (a professional orchestra from 1981-2004) proved that was the wrong question to ask—instead the question is   Why are orchestras not performing more works by women?  Why are audiences not allowed to hear them?

 

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Works by Women this Weekend

There’s something for everyone with this weekend’s range of concerts happening across the country!   In Chicago the Chicago Sinfonietta offers a concert called More Than a Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music on March 25 & 27.  The program will include Jennifer Higdon’s Peachtree Street.  The concert will also feature guest conductor Michael Morgan and Guest […]

Monday Link Round Up: March 20, 2017

News to start your week!   We were just made aware of Gramophone‘s contribution in honor of International Women’s Day.  They’ve compiled a list of historic female composers that are worth listening […]

Works by Women this Weekend

It’s another full weekend of concerts featuring the works of historic and contemporary women composers – from coast to coast!  We are proud to have been able to support both […]

Monday Link Round Up: March 13, 2017

News to start your week! In line with the conversations that have been taking place in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, The Guardian has a fantastic op-ed by Susanna Eastburn, […]

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