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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: May 22, 2017

News to start your week!   The New York Times remembers the life and work of electronic composer Maryanne Amacher, who died in 2009.  Her studies with Stockhausen helped shape her unique approach and sound – and led her to fantastic collaborations, including with John Cage, but few authorized recordings of her works.  Read more here.   […]

New Works this Weekend

There are lots of opportunities to hear works by contemporary women composers this weekend, and throughout the coming week!   On Sunday, May 21 the Community Women’s Orchestra in Oakland, […]

CD Review: Ruth Lomon, Shadowing

While we rarely publish CD reviews on our blog, we decided it was important to give coverage to a recent CD by composer Ruth Lomon.  Ruth’s music ranges from expressive […]

Monday Link Round Up: May 15, 2017

News to start your week! In honor of Mother’s Day, WQXR shared some conversations about music and motherhood with four highly accomplished professional musicians.  Catch it here!  And, along the […]

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