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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?

 

The Latest From Our Blog:

Symphony Number One Comes Home this Weekend

This weekend Symphony Number One will present the world premiere of a new work by Carolyn Chen.  The concert, titled “Coming Home”, will take place at the Baltimore War Memorial – the site of the inaugural concert by the ensemble in 2015. The events this weekend, with concerts on October 21 and 22, will include […]

GRANT UPDATE — deadline extended!

 GRANT UPDATE —   we are having problems with our online form (which is down at the moment) — and we are extending our deadline to OCT. 27.

Monday Link Round Up: October 16, 2017

News to start your week: We are excited to hear about a new series from University of Michigan Press focusing on music and social justice.  Read about the new series, […]

Old and New This Weekend

More great concerts this weekend – in California by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, in Maryland by the Susquehanna Symphony, and in Colorado by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. […]

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