Wrap up the year with news and music from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy!

If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your 2019 WPA Calendar – celebrating the lives and work of historic and contemporary women composers!

NPR’s list of best classical albums of 2018 includes works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Alma Mahler, and
Grażyna  Bacewicz.  Listen to some works from NPR’s list below:


2018 will be remembered as the year of the #MeToo movement – the effects of which have been felt throughout society, including in the world of classical music.  Yet, the fallout faced by some high-profile conductors hasn’t been as lasting as we would have hoped.  The New York Times looks at the allegations faced by conductors Daniele Gatti and Charles Dutoit, and how even with their victims speaking out they are back on the podium.   

The new attention on women’s voices and women’s work has led to new questions about diverse representation in music.  The New York Times also explored the history of Boys Choirs and their refusal to accept girls.  Read on here.

Women’s representation in opera has been a major point of scholarly discussion for decades – but now it, too, is coming to the public eye.  The Telegraph questions the way women are treated specifically in opera.   

Let us know your thoughts about the end of the year — what were your most memorable concerts and events?  What directions do you hope 2019 will continue?     info@wophil.org