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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?


The Latest From Our Blog:

“Mrs. President” Opera, Oct. 28 in NYC

An opera about the original “Nasty Woman,” Victoria Woodhull, will be performed tomorrow at the National Opera Center in New York City, Friday Oct. 28.  Composer Victoria Bond wrote the work in 2000, together with librettist Hillary Bell.  It will also be streamed live. Bond composed “Mrs. President” in 2000; the title character is Victoria […]

Coming Concerts

Two more great events to look forward toward this weekend from WPA Performance Grant winners!! The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, under the direction of Anna Edwards, will perform American […]

Monday Link Round Up: October 24, 2016

News to start your week!   In another follow up to the performance of works by Saariaho by the New York Phil, read the review by Alex Ross in the […]

Fanny Hensel at the Ballet

“Fanny for ballet!!” read the text message. I blinked and did a double-take at the accompanying photo. Indeed, selections of Fanny Hensel’s “Das Jahr” — The Year — a cycle […]


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