Concert 1: Eastman Festival of Women in Music

Today was the first day of the Tenth Annual Festival of Women in Music at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY).  The Festival was founded and is organized by pianist and Eastman Faculty member Sylvie Beaudette.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but to my knowledge, Eastman is the only major music conservatory to have such a festival.  There are other festivals that feature female composers, women in music, etc. etc. but they are not hosted by institutions as prominent or influential as Eastman.  It is all Beaudette’s doing, to make it happen, and to have it be such a…

Eastman Women In Music Festival

Liane will be live blogging this week from the Eastman Women In Music Festival—a wonderful annual event full of lectures, masterclasses, and many, many concerts featuring women’s work in music.  The event encourages developing musicians to explore the works of composers not covered in typical Music History Courses, and to be enthusiastic about performing and listening to works outside the “standard” repertoire.  All events are also free and open to the public, serving as a wonderful educational opportunity for anyone interested in learning more. They are featuring another brilliant program this year—and I’ll be highlighting some of the composers being heard…