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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: January 15, 2018

News to start your week! Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reflecting on the progress that has been made by trailblazers – like Nkeiru Okoye’s opera Harriet Tubman.  (Thea Musgrave also turned to the life of Harriet Tubman for an opera: Harriet, the Woman Called Moses.)  We can also look to the […]

Monday Link Round Up: January 8, 2018

News to start your week!   Listening to Ladies is beginning the new year with another episode – this time talking to Elizabeth Baker.  Learn more on the website, and […]

Group Petitions for more Diversity in Boston Symphony Orchestra Programming

A group of 60 Boston-area musicians has petitioned the Boston Symphony Orchestra for increased diversity in the repertoire presented by the orchestra in their Symphony Hall programming.  Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy’s work […]

Monday Link Round Up: December 18, 2017

News to start your week! Aaron Gervais at NewMusicBox continues the discussion of inclusivity and diversity as it relates to classical music in a thoughtful piece about how to move […]

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