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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, and why are audiences not allowed to hear them?


The Latest From Our Blog:

Monday Link Round Up: July 25, 2016

News to start your week! ICYMI, Philip Clark shared his thoughts in The Guardian in a blog post titled “Where have the great composers gone?”  His thesis is, essentially, that contemporary music doesn’t compare to composers like Britten, Tippet, Davies, and Birswistle.  You can read the full piece here.  What’s most important about this piece is […]

Diverse Programming at the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra

More and more ensembles have been embracing the summer festival season in recent years, and using the opportunity to explore new approaches in performance venues and programming. The Lake Superior […]

Monday Link Round Up: July 18, 2016

News to start your week!   New Music Box has the fellows and finalists of the New York Foundation of the Arts Artists’ Fellowship Program – including Lisa Bielawa, Du Yun, […]

Works by Women at the 2016 BBC Proms

It’s the most anticipated and celebrated summer festival each year, carrying from July to September, the always presents an interesting range of ensembles, conductors, soloists, and styles. The 2016 season kicks […]

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