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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: November 20, 2017

News to start your week! There have been some particularly excellent pieces to come out of WQXR in!  Their list of Eight Classical Era Composers who aren’t named Mozart or Haydn includes Maria Teresea Agnesi Pinottini, Princess Anna Amalia, and Marianne Martines. WQXR also included a list of works by Amy Beach in honor of her […]

Monday Link Round Up: November 13, 2017

News to start your week! Michael Tilson Thomas has announced that he will be retiring from the San Francisco Symphony.  The San Francisco Chronicle considers who should be given the […]

Monday Link Round Up: November 6, 2017

Lots of news to start your week! Anne Midgette has an important piece in The Washington Post about the difficulties women composers continue to face in having their works heard, and […]

Monday Link Round Up: October 30, 2017

News to start your week! Celebrate Halloween with a soundtrack of music by women composers!  Check out this fantastic YouTube playlist put together by Music Theory Examples by Women!   […]

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