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Honoring Women’s Day with Ethel Smyth

by sarah - March 3rd, 2014.
Filed under: repertoire, women composers, women's history month. Tagged as: .

The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Indiegogo campaign is being featured this week in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 with other campaigns that “amplify opportunities for women.”  And, for today only, Indiegogo will donate $1.00 for every $25 raised—so if you’ve been waiting to donate, today is a great day to give!

For today’s composer you need to know, I’d like to remember one of my personal favorites: Ethel Smyth.  We’ve discussed  her before—from her wonderful Mass to the theme of the British suffrage movement—but for today, here is one of her most famous works, the overture to her opera, The Wreckers.

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