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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: September 25, 2017

News to start your week! The WQXR blog talks with JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony, about why it seems that professional orchestras actually play behind the conducted beat.  Read more here. In more conducting news, NPR’s Scott Simon sat in on a conducting class at The Peabody Institute taught by […]

Conference Report: American Women Composer-Pianists. By Timothy Diovanni.

The recent international conference “American Women Composer-Pianists” named Amy Beach (1867-1944) and Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) as focal points, in celebration of the notable anniversaries connected with them (the 150th anniversary […]

Stockton Symphony Plays Thea Musgrave

The Stockton Symphony is opening their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, September 23 with a great, and inclusive, program.  In addition to Tchaikovsky Brahms, and Berlioz, conductor Peter Jaffe has chosen to […]

Monday Link Round Up: September 18, 2017

News to start your week! This past weekend academics, performers, and music enthusiasts gathered at the University of New Hampshire to remember the lives and work of Amy Beach and […]

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