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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: February 27, 2017

News to start your week! The Oscars happened Sunday night – and Mica Levi was nominated for best film score for Jackie.  In recognition of her nomination, The New Yorker has a profile of the musician and composer. Also in The New Yorker, Alex Ross explores Kate Soper’s new work and “philosophy-opera” Ipsa Dexit which was recently presented […]

New Work by Libby Larsen performed by North State Symphony

Last night (Feb. 24) in Chico, CA, the North State Symphony gave an enthralling area premiere of a new work by composer Libby Larsen.  Dancing Man Rhapsody was written for […]

Recent book (and CDs) feature composer Marie Jaëll (1846-1925)

The French musical world had a large number of notable women composers in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, as Florence Launay has pointed out.  Augusta Holmès, Cécile Chaminade, and […]

CSUF New Music Festival

Today marks the beginning of the 16th annual California State University – Fullerton New Music Festival.  The five day event is always an amazing opportunity to engage with a huge […]

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