“AND THEY COMPOSE, CONDUCT – OF COURSE!” — two days of exciting and informative events in Munich, 31st Jan. 2016 – 1st Feb. 2016

The Conference addresses the pressing question,  “Why there are still so few women conductors and women composers in the classical concert business?”  We will pursue answers with some renowned experts and with you.     Information here  and   Participation form here (PDF)

The Conference Includes:

  • exciting lecturesCaccini-Francesca
  • interactive panel discussion
  • A music Interlude by Manuela Kerer (the “composer in residence”  of the Archiv Frau und Musik, 2015)
  • Film screening and discussion of the prizewinning  documentary “Written by Mrs. Bach”
  • a concert performance of the first opera by a woman, “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” composed by Francesca Caccini (1625), in the “Hercules Hall” of the Munich Residence, performed by the Huelgas Ensemble.
  • time for discussion and networking

Our guests on the Panel Discussion

  • Eva Rieger, musicologist
  • Anke Steinbeck, musicologist
  • Manuela Kerer, composer
  • Dr. Siegfried Mauser, musicologist (Rektor, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg)
  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (Music Director of the Landestheater Salzburg, and Assistant Conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic)
  • Mary Ellen Kitchens M.A., musicologist/conductor
  • Moderator: Christine Lemke-Matwey M.A., journalist

Featured Speakers

  • Mary Ellen Kitchens M.A.: “On the 2015 Broadcasts about “women in music” in the German media”
  • Susanne Wosnitzka M.A.: “Representation and visibility of women composers on the internet: the capability of web and social media”

Registrations will be processed in order of receipt. The number of participants is limited.

Cost of participation (including lunch) 25€  (concessions 15 €)

You are cordially invited by your hosts: musica femina münchen e.V.  and
Archiv Frau und Musik/Internationaler Arbeitskreis Frau und Musik e.V., Frankfurt am Main

We can look forward to the recording of “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” to be forthcoming from the Huelgas Ensemble.