Women's Philharmonic Advocacy

More on Summer Festivals

by sarah - June 20, 2011.
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I recently wrote about the representation of women’s works at the Cabrillo Festival. But, that is far from the only festival where you can hear music by women this summer.

In fact, one of the themes for the Oregon Bach Festival is In Praise of Women. Unfortunately enough, though there are several works that honor specific women, like a tribute to St. Cecilia, and Marin Alsop conducting Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, (which will also be performed by the Baltimore Symphony in their 2011-2012 concert season), there is only one concert that includes works composed by women. The free event will feature works by Fernande Decruck, Joan Tower, Marilyn Shrude, and Jeanine Rueff.

You can hear Jennifer Higdon’s Loco at Tanglewood this summer, as well as Eve Beglarian’s Robin Redbreast and Errollyn Wallen’s The Girl in My Alphabet in the same concert.

Libby Larsen’s Slang will be heard at the Aspen Music Festival, and Jennifer Higdon will celebrate a World Premiere at the Grand Teton Music Festival with her new commission, All Things Majestic.

Music at Menlo will present Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in g Minor, op. 17 (1846) – and wins for being the only representation I have found of work by a historic woman.

But I undoubtedly missed some – what Festivals are you attending that are including works composed by women? Leave a note in the Comments section!

For more on the Festival season you can visit NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, which has a run-down of their picks for this summer.

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