Guest Contributor, Maestro Apo Hsu, Reports on a Contemporary Music Concert from Tanglewood

Intro by Liane Curtis: Music Festivals of all kinds continue to find it acceptable to exclude women composers from their programming. Two cases in point are the Mostly Mozart Festival (critiqued on the blog “Life’s a Pitch”), and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (which is wryly prodded on Feministing.com). In the case of Cabrillo, of course we love Marin Alsop and her work is so groundbreaking and important, but to have 13 composers of new music at your festival, and to have them all be men, makes a statement that no women composers are worth programming – and that’s…