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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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Monday Link Round Up: December 5, 2016

News to start your week! On December 1 the Met Opera performed  L’Amour de Loin by Kaija Saariaho.  This historic Met premiere marked only the second time a work by a woman composer has been heard at the institution – the last being over a century ago.  Many great stories and conversations have already come out of this […]

December Calendar is LIVE!

Our final installment of the 2016 WPA Calendar is now live and ready for download! Be sure to get your copy here – and share with friends! If you’ve loved […]

Monday Link Round Up: November 28, 2016

News to start your week! First, some very sad news of the death of a pioneer.  Pauline Oliveros has passed at age 84.  There are many remembrances and tributes.   The […]

Monday Link Round Up: November 21, 2016

News to start your week! Meredith Monk is celebrating her 74th birthday!  Sequenza 21 has a birthday tribute, and review of her newest recording, here.   Last week we shared an […]

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