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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: April 24, 2017

News to start your week! We celebrated Dame Ethel Smyth’s birthday this weekend!  Don’t miss the guest blog by Dr. Amy Ziegler and the new recording of Symth’s work.   The Culture column recognized the life and work of composer, conductor, and music educator Nadia Boulanger.  Be sure to read the article, titled The Greatest Music […]

Happy Birthday, Dame Ethel Smyth! Celebrating a New Recording

Featured Guest Blogger: Dr. Amy Zigler In celebration of Dame Ethel Smyth’s 159th birthday, we present a detailed review of the first ever recording of Smyth’s opera The Boatswain’s Mate, […]

Representation in the Classroom

Representation matters.  In recordings, in publications, in performance halls, and in classrooms. We were thrilled to learn about a new project to encourage more discussion and exploration of works by […]

Monday Link Round Up: April 17, 2017

News to start your week! Congratulations to Du Yun for winning the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone!  Read the story at NPR or NewMusicBox – which interviewed the […]

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