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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?


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Monday Link Round Up: May 2, 2016

News to start your week!   Tim Rutherford-Johnson reviews Liza Lim’s new opera, Tree of Codes, in Limelight Magazine.  His take: it should not be missed!   Charlotte Higgins of The Guardian reviews the just published book, Songs and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer, a history of eight European women composers.  Read more about the book here.   The […]

Celebrating Uncommon Women in New Haven

Tomorrow, April 28, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, winner of a WPA Performance Grant, will be performing Joan Tower’s Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. Known today to be on of the […]

Monday Link Round Up: April 25, 2016

News to start your week!   Conductor JoAnn Falletta, who leads the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Read the press […]

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