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Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy – 10 years of celebrating the vast range of orchestral music by women, and encouraging orchestras to program it! All around us people are suddenly aware of ingrained sexist practices, and questioning their entrenched status.  We work to reveal the centuries of music by women,  much of it lost to history due to gender bias – and help provide information and resources to make that music available.  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?

The Latest From Our Blog:

Monday Link Round Up: August 20, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Philadelphia Orchestra is collaborating with American Composers Orchestra to offer a closed reading session for six up-and-coming women composers.  Though not open to the public, the ensemble will perform and critique each work with the composer and administration from other ensembles in an effort to have more […]

Beach’s Bal Masqué in Boston Performance

Amy Beach’s delightful waltz, Bal Masqué, op. 22, is part of this week’s concert by Boston’s Landmark Orchestra.  Titled “Symphonic Dances” the Aug. 22 event features “music to move by” with […]

Monday Link Round Up: August 13, 2018

News and music to start your week! Hugely important piece by composer and musician Elizabeth Baker at New Music Box. In part: The problem continues when organizations promote “diversity initiatives” […]

Monday Link Round Up: August 6, 2018

News to start your week! What better way to tackle the new week than a fantastic conversation?  Elizabeth Blair speaks with Emily Doolittle in the most recent episode of Listening […]

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