More on Chicago Sinfonetta and Women Conductors

John von Rhein of The Chicago Tribune recently reported on the passing of the baton from Paul Freeman to Mei-Ann Chen, which I first discussed here.

Of the significance of Chen’s placement, von Rhein said:

The emergence of women conductors in the symphonic mainstream over the last several decades has been no less historic a phenomenon than the advent of conductors of color.

No argument here.

Follow the link to the review to read more about the (almost) all-women’s-works concert.