Feminist in the Concert Hall

WPA News Digest: June 17, 2024

WPA News Digest: June 17, 2024

Here's an update to start your week! The National Women’s Music Festival begins this week, June 20 to 23rd, 2024 in Madison, WI. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Festival, the NWMF Orchestra presents a program of women’s work in music led by Music Director Nan...

Juneteenth Celebrations with Orchestral Music (2024)

Juneteenth Celebrations with Orchestral Music (2024)

We'd like to highlight just a few of the many many Juneteenth Celebrations that will be taking place across the US over the next week, with some orchestras also featuring women composers. The Minnesota Orchestra’s Juneteenth Celebration is today Friday June 14, and...

Women Conductors in the 2024-2025 Season

Women Conductors in the 2024-2025 Season

By Sarah Baer We recently published our Repertoire Report for the coming concert season - you can read the full piece here. The unsurprising truth is that top tier organizations are actively working backwards – regressing – in terms of equitable programming, with many...

WPA News Digest: June 10, 2024

WPA News Digest: June 10, 2024

Start your week with some news highlights! Four women composers had their work workshopped as part of an EarShot composer-orchestra networking program, June 4 -6, 2024.  The collaboration included the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) and the American Composers...

Composers to Discover! Ida Moberg’s Transfiguration

Composers to Discover! Ida Moberg’s Transfiguration

We continue our series, Composers to Discover! featuring essays by students in the Public Musicology Certificate Program at Columbus State University.  Violinist Samuel Vargas Teixeira has an international career as a performer and recently graduated from the Schwob...

WPA News Digest: June 3, 2024

WPA News Digest: June 3, 2024

On June 7–9, 2024 Melissa White (soloist, violin) and Carolyn Kuan (conductor) will appear with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. They will close the orchestra’s 80th Masterworks Season with Carlos Simon’s Amen!, Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, and Holst’s...