2014 BBC Proms

The 2014 BBC Proms kicked off on Friday, July 18, with another very full roster of concerts carrying through September 13.  This cultural treasure has been a staple of the British musical landscape since 1895, often featuring the works of UK composers, actively commissioning new music, and introducing a diverse audience to innovative programs and new composers and compositions. A look through the 2014 lineup reveals six works by women composers—which is six more than  most major American orchestras can manage to fit into an entire concert season! The first concert with a work by a woman was yesterday evening.  The World Orchestra…