By the Numbers: 2024-2025 Repertoire Report

By the Numbers: 2024-2025 Repertoire Report

By Sarah Baer Our favorite spring tradition at Women‘s Philharmonic Advocacy is collecting the season announcements from America‘s top orchestras. This process, which is always full of trepidation and hope as we gather data that indicates the direction of classical...
Listen to This: Margaret Bonds

Listen to This: Margaret Bonds

Margaret Bonds (March 3, 1913 – April 26, 1972), was an American composer, pianist, and educator. She is most remembered for her collaborations with poet Langston Hughes. Born and raised in Chicago, she was a student of Florence Price and William Dawson. She...
2024 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

2024 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

What better way to kick off Women’s History Month than a festival of work by women composers? The Women Composers Festival of Hartford will hold their annual event this weekend (March 1 & March 2, 2024) on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. Each...
Listen to This: Dorothy Howell

Listen to This: Dorothy Howell

Dorothy Howell (February 25, 1898 – January 12, 1982) was an English composer and pianist, who earned great acclaim during her lifetime. Born in Birmingham, Howell was a student at the Royal Academy of Music when she was 15 years old. The work that led her...
Listen to This: Ruth Gipps

Listen to This: Ruth Gipps

Ruth Gipps (February 20, 1921-February 21, 1999) was an English composer, oboist, pianist, conductor, and educator. Her tremendous compositional output includes five symphonies, seven concerto, and a vast number of chamber and choral works. Gipps was a child prodigy,...