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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: December 11, 2017

News to start your week! The music of Amy Beach was performed at the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony!  The second movement of Beach’s Symphony was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Joana Carneiro.  Read more about it at the Boston Music Intelligencer.   The end of year wrap ups are […]

A Nobel Honor for Amy Beach

We are thrilled that the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Joana Carneiro, will be performing second movement, Alla Siciliana of Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 (Women’s […]

Announcing WPA Performance Grant Winners!

Congratulations to our latest round of Performance Grant winners! Since establishing Performance Grants in 2012 each cycle has seen a larger number of applicants and a greater diversity of programming. […]

Monday Link Round Up: December 4, 2017

News to start your week! Our Generosity Campaign is underway!  Help us raise funding so that we can continue to make positive impact with our Performance Grants, helping more professional, […]

Our Performance Grants are offered twice a year!

Learn about our 2015 and 2016 PERFORMANCE GRANT WINNERS!  

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