The Impact of The Women's Philharmonic: Pamela Wilson

The Impact of The Women's Philharmonic: Pamela Wilson

We received this beautiful testimonial from Pamela Wilson a while — OK, over a year — ago. What a fantastic statement of the unexpected and ongoing resonances of The Women’s Philharmonic! Thank you, Pamela! Pamela Wilson works in advancement at Connecticut College and is the founder and director of the New London Drone Orchestra. The group performed in the 24 Hour Drone in Hudson, New York, April 28-29, 2018. Pamela also takes percussion lessons and plays in the College’s New Music Ensemble. As DJ Kitty Empire, she hosts a freeform music show on Sunday nights on WCNI-FM, where she also…

2019-2020 Season Follow Up

2019-2020 Season Follow Up

We recently posted our initial findings for the data we collected from the 2019-2020 season, and have received many comments and questions, and I’ll answer as many as I can! We were asked was any composer besides Beethoven had more works performed than the total number of works by women composers.  The short answer is no.  The longer, more complicated answer is that Mozart came close (at almost 5% of all the works being heard) and that just a handful of 20 dead, white, male composers make up over 50% of all the total programming.  This pie graph is dizzying,…

At Last ! Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra

At Last ! Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Music by Florence Price performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra — 70-plus years after she wrote them There is no doubt that Florence Price’s music is undergoing a resurgence.  The first performance of her music by the Boston Symphony Orchestra – which will perform three movements of her Symphony No. 3 in C minor, on Saturday March 23 — is part of this resurgence.  Also we can note the recent performance of her Symphony No. 1 in E minor by the Minnesota Orchestra, and the recordings and performances of the newly discovered Violin concertos, and the Symphony No. 4 have…

Concerts & Events March 16-31

Concerts & Events March 16-31

Future Concerts & Events March 16-31 (by U.S. State, alphabetically) California The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 on March 16. On March 24 the Berkeley Symphony will feature Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band. Jessie Montgomery and Louise Farrenc will be featured by the Oakland Symphony on March 22. The San José Youth Chamber Orchestra performs Alma Deutscher’s Allegretto  as well as the rest movement of Concerto for Strings by Grazyna Bacewicz on March 18. March 30th, Art in the Park, Crystal Cove State Park, CSUF New Music Ensemble and Guests perform works by Pamela Madsen  on the…